OpenShift Overview

OpenShift is the #3 ranked solution in our list of PaaS Services. It is most often compared to Amazon AWS: OpenShift vs Amazon AWS

What is OpenShift?

OpenShift is Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows developers to quickly develop, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. With OpenShift you have a choice of offerings, including online, on-premise, and open source project options.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about OpenShift pricing:
  • "I don't deal with the cost part, but I know that the cost is very high when compared to other products. They charge for CPU and memory, but we don't worry about it."

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Cloud Native Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Managing infrastructure is easy because of self-healing and automatic scaling, but technical support is not up to the mark

What is our primary use case?

I have used OpenShift in two companies. My earlier company was using a CI/CD pipeline. I customized the CI/CD pipeline in Java and then in Jenkins. We used it to deploy applications in different stages in the CI/CD. In my current company we are using CloudBees Core. They have a CI/CD pipeline and using that we deploy with the OpenShift platform. If any application team wants to deploy an application on a container platform, we offer a platform for that. If they want to deploy a microservice application and they want to use a microservices architecture, we provide a space for that. OpenShift is… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution provides a lot of flexibility to the application team for running their applications in the container platform, without needing to monitor the entire infrastructure all the time. It automatically scales and automatically self-heals. There is also a mechanism to alert the team in case it is over-committing or overutilizing the application."
  • "Documentation and technical support could be improved. The product is good, but when we raise a case with support—say we are having an image issue—the support is not really up to the mark. It is difficult to get support... When we raise a case, their support people will hesitate to get on a call or a screen-sharing session. That is a major drawback when it comes to OpenShift."

What other advice do I have?

If you really need an application, meaning one million customers are going to use the application, then this platform will be quite significant. If you only have 10 or 20 or 100 users of an application, OpenShift is not the right choice. The cost is quite high. For that number of people, there is no need to run in a container platform. You need a large number of concurrent users accessing an application and then OpenShift provides the scalability. We have not considered building our own container platform because it's very tedious to manage the infrastructure and you need a highly skilled…
Sylvain Déjardin
TechOps Engineer - Middleware & Containers specialist at EBRC -European Business Reliance Centre
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
We can operate client’s platform without downtime during security patch management

What is our primary use case?

Used for multiple environments and clients. Providing details is not possible due to NDA constraints. This main purpose of this kind of Platform is a Production grade Environment where Data Protection and Release Management is managed by the Service Provider.

Pros and Cons

  • "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)."

    What other advice do I have?

    Developers maturity is a key point.
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    RW
    Master IT System Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Has high availability and good stability

    What is our primary use case?

    Our primary use case is to move applications to OpenShift in order to remove legacy solutions. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature is the high availability for the applications. 

    What needs improvement?

    I don't really see any improvements that need to be done.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using OpenShift for two to three years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    We don't have bugs or glitches. We only have problems that are connected to our deployed applications, the applications that weren't fully prepared for the OpenShift deployment. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I haven't contacted their technical support. Our devops team does contact them. They contacted them…
    HH
    Infrastructure Architect at a government with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Simple and efficient, providing support throughout the whole platform

    What is our primary use case?

    We're using this solution for newly developed applications in house development applications. I'm an infrastructure architect and we are customers of Open Shift. 

    What is most valuable?

    I think the most valuable feature this solution provides is the possibility to have support throughout the whole platform, including logging, monitoring, op features, and the like. It's a simple solution. 

    What needs improvement?

    I'd like to see support for more than one server, a mobile user registry. With that, you could divide it more granulary for development and render for testing and using different IDs.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using this solution for six months. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a…
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