OpenShift Pros and Cons

OpenShift Pros

TomazBorstnar
Director and Head of IT at a non-tech company
Security is also an important part of this solution. By default, things are running with limited privileges and securely confined to their own resources. This way, different users and projects can all use the same infrastructure.
Self-provisioning support saves a lot of time and unnecessary work from the system administrator who can use this time to run and monitor the infrastructure. For the developer, this means less time waiting for the provisioning and excellent flexibility for development, testing, and production. Also, in such systems it is easy for developers to monitor applications even after deployment.
Excellent GUI support, so one does not need to use the command line client for almost any tasks. Great support for building images directly from Git repositories with hooks.
Great integration with Jenkins for constant integration and development. Supports all the major languages and environments - PHP, Java, Node.js, Ruby, etc.
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Dmitrii Mostovshchikov
System Installation Solution Department Manager
I love to automate everything and OpenShift was been born for that. It takes care of the network layer itself and I don't need to dive into it; I can work on a top level. Our project has numerous services designed to run in Docker containers, and we have run almost all pieces in OpenShift.
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Miguel Demaerel
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Scaling and uptime of the applications are positives.
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Antonio Cortina
Senior Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The virtualization of my APIs means I no longer have to pay VMware large amounts of money to only run in-house solutions.
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Sylvain Déjardin
ITOps Engineer at EBRC -European Business Reliance Centre
We are able to operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management each month and provide a good SLA (as scalability for applications is processed during heavy client website load, automatically).
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Kenny Chong
Technical Consultant at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Valuable features include auto-recreate of pod if pod fails; fast rollback, with one click, to previous version.
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Abdelfattah Ragab
Senior Software Engineer at a healthcare company
Key features are WildFly, because it standardizes infrastructure and the git repository and docker. Git is essential for source code and Docker for infrastructure.
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OpenShift Cons

TomazBorstnar
Director and Head of IT at a non-tech company
The area for improvement is mostly in support for legacy applications.
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Dmitrii Mostovshchikov
System Installation Solution Department Manager
I think that OpenShift has too many commands for running services from the CLI, and the configuration files are a little complicated.
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Miguel Demaerel
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Needs work on volume handling (although this is already better with GlusterFS). Security (SSSD) would also be an improvement.
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Antonio Cortina
Senior Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There have been some issues with security, in particular, that we had to address. At times they make it “clunky." I am quite confident these parameters will appear in the next releases. They have been reported as bugs and are actually in process.
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Kenny Chong
Technical Consultant at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
It could use auto-scaling based on criteria such as transaction volume, queue backlog, etc. Currently, it is limited to CPU and memory.
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Abdelfattah Ragab
Senior Software Engineer at a healthcare company
It would be great if it supported Bitbucket repositories too.
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