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Matthias Bertschy
Real User
Red Hat Certified Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Great GUI and CLI tools allowing developers to deploy, test and delete projects on demand, freeing up time for the operations team to work on... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * Documentation: this is a very complex product and several areas are lacking proper documentation. *... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I suggest they take licenses for physical nodes with two sockets and as many cores and as much RAM as possible. Then use a virtualization... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Take it for a spin with Minishift: https://www.openshift.org/mini... Use the free version of OpenShift called Origin for the development... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Application architect, Senior UNIX system administrator, Middleware specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The CI and CD are fast, easy, and secure. Customers need this product and Red Hat certifies it on the RH product. The... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a couple of months, we can move from physical infrastructure to a container. There is no need to worry about... more»

What needs improvement?

I think that container development needs to be improved. The source 2 image is very comfortable, but it is not... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think OpenShift PREMIERE costs a lot more, compared to the support given in Europe. If you buy directly from the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I prefer Kubernetes. But customers need very good support from developers, which Kubernetes do not have.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good product. But before implementing it, verify that the product matches your expectations. Remember that... more»
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Robert Greathouse
Real User
Chief Data and Systems Architect at a tech services company
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The software defined network is the best feature in my opinion. While not as flashy as the container scheduling and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've assisted our clients in streamlining with development and deployment processes, achieving orders of magnitude... more»

What needs improvement?

Possibly, the most complicated part is the configuration for an application. Other solutions do have easier ways to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OpenShift is available in Red Hat's usual open source support subscriptions.

Which solutions did we use previously?

As a consultant, I have no installed OpenShift for my own solutions. But I have worked with Openshift and Cloud... more»

What other advice do I have?

While a PaaS is not for everyone, OpenShift mixes the best combination of new technology with the reuse of existing... more»
Antonio Cortina
Consultant
Senior Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

The pod solution and the on-demand solution are well suited, although I have feelings of loss regarding not using... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Right now the major point is cost effectiveness. The improvements I am expecting will be better presented when in full... more»

What needs improvement?

For some reason there have been some DNS issues. At this time I am not convinced it is OpenShift though. I will have to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Save money and get OpenShift. Literally.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using VMware which is more expensive for no good reason. Thank you OpenShift.

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework. Take the time to analyze what you really want and need. I am not saying this is the absolute answer... more»
Gabriel Scheffer De Souza
Real User
Chief Operations Officer at a tech services company
Aug 02 2017

What is most valuable?

* Continuous integration between different technologies * Single Sign-On * Security enhanced * Easy deployment and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We connected Jenkins as the main build operator with API calls to the OpenShift Pipeline. It is amazing the amount of... more»

What needs improvement?

* Build * Deployment * Product delivery These areas would save time for the entire team.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Go for it. Red Hat is professional on solutions.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I started using another technology, whose name I don't recall. The goal of OpenShift is to make things easier by... more»

What other advice do I have?

Try using OpenShift Origin (free version) for a instance. It is pretty stable and has new nice features. The code is on... more»
Ajith Joseph
Real User
Cloud Architect at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The use of creating environments (Development, Staging, and Production) using easy to use PaaS dashboard, and through... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product has helped kick off applications for developers at speed. New joiners can just start using the platform,... more»

What needs improvement?

Scaling has a few defects, such as not scaling up at threshold values. This needs improvement. Also, require little... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is good in comparison with AWS. The enterprise pricing is also competitive and is specifically fine-tuned to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes, we used IBM SoftLayer and we were not happy with it. Another solution that we are using is AWS, and we are pretty... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's a solid solution if you are looking for a perfect enterprise-level PaaS. AWS is a better solution if you are... more»
TomazBorstnar
Real User
Director and Head of IT at a non-tech company
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* 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. *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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,... more»

What needs improvement?

The area for improvement is mostly in support for legacy applications. I believe OpenShift/Kubernetes will play an even more important role in the future, where it will eliminate a... more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product a 10 out of 10, as this is one of the best options for developing and running modern applications. Easy to use, easy to scale. Offers great command line and Web... more»
SonamSamdupkhangsar
Consultant
Senior (Consultant) Software Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Application deployment using YAML with Docker containers, creating services and providing routes. It is simple to build... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are better able to manage application development and promoting from development to staging to production using... more»

What needs improvement?

They could provide a template for application deployment and building services and routes so it can all be promoted as... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would try the online public OpenShift instance first and see if it is something that would provide benefit to each... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using individual Tomcat on VMS for a high availability and scalable architecture.

What other advice do I have?

Try out OpenShift or read up on it first to see the benefits. Also build a Kubernetes cluster yourself to know what... more»
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