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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 health monitoring, the usage of a software defined… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've assisted our clients in streamlining with development and deployment processes, achieving orders of magnitude reductions in time to market.

What needs improvement?

Possibly, the most complicated part is the configuration for an application. Other solutions do have easier ways to configure an application deployment, but they also come… more»

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

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

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

As a consultant, I have no installed OpenShift for my own solutions. But I have worked with Openshift and Cloud Foundry. Both are excellent products. But some of the… 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 technology. This reuse of familiar options gives… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not really applicable to my situation. I support several products and recommend, then implement the best solution for my clients' needs.
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 follow-up of entire pipeline process

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 time saved. You can see the logs of pipeline process… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I started using another technology, whose name I don't recall. The goal of OpenShift is to make things easier by connecting all tools in one switch.

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 GitHub, so you can always suggest improvements and… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I tried Rancher and other similar technologies, but their goals weren't the same as mine.
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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. * Great integration with Jenkins for constant integration and development. * Supports all the major languages and… 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, this means less time waiting for the provisioning and excellent flexibility for development, testing, and production. Also… 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 lot of the need for virtualization solutions. Such solutions are the proper building blocks for DevOps needs.

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 client. Excellent also for automation.
Dmitrii Mostovshchikov
Real User
System Installation Solution Department Manager
Sep 03 2018

What is most valuable?

OpenShift helps by doing a lot of work for us. I love to automate everything and OpenShift was been born to do so. 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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our small team developed and rolled out everything to production in a short time, mostly thanks to OpenShift. It saves time. Using it, I just work on integrating services without worrying about containers and whatever is needed for them. OpenShift is a tool that does a lot of work for you. You just… more»

What needs improvement?

I think that OpenShift has too many commands for running services from the CLI, and the configuration files are a little complicated. This scares newbies from learning it. I hope that the OpenShift developers will improve this "dark side" of OpenShift.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

OpenShift has been running for the past three years, since the project started. We were developing the project's architecture, trying different solutions. In the end, we chose OpenShift as a well-known and intensively developed software, with many really useful features.
Swaraj Bhoi
Real User
User with 10,001+ employees
Jul 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I find most valuable are: * DevOps * Container orchestration * Scalability * Multi-cloud options * Flexibility in choosing routers, load balancers, and monitoring tools * Configuration options for creating an automated… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is providing a platform with OOTB features that are difficult to build from scratch. As the organization for which I am building solutions is embarking on a digital transformation journey, OpenShift is providing one of the key… more»

What needs improvement?

Most of the configurations are command based. If we can have a GUI-based configuration with better flexibility then it will be great. You need to have in-depth technical knowledge of the platform to do any kind of application setup due to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not used any other container orchestration platform, except Kubernetes, which is the base platform for OpenShift.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My role was not one of evaluation, so I did not participate in choosing the product.
Sylvain Déjardin
Real User
ITOps Engineer at EBRC -European Business Reliance Centre
Jun 04 2019

What do you think of OpenShift?

What is our primary use case?

Used for multiple environments and clients. Providing details is not possible due to NDA constraints.

How has it helped my organization?

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 is most valuable?

All security features. Our company is focused on sensible information management and security is the most important part.

What needs improvement?

We submitted over 25 requests for enhancement to Red Hat, and they were implemented in the last version of the product.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the

Miguel Demaerel
Consultant
System Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 18 2018

What do you think of OpenShift?

What is our primary use case?

The OpenShift environment will be used by medical applications. This environment is still in the development/QA phase.

How has it helped my organization?

Not yet.

What is most valuable?

The scaling and uptime of the applications.

What needs improvement?

Needs work on volume handling (although this is already better with GlusterFS). Security (SSSD) would also be an improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not at this moment (still running in dev/QA phase).

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not at this moment (still running in dev/QA phase).

How is customer service and technical support?

Five stars out of five, all issues were…
Antonio Cortina
Consultant
Senior Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 16 2018

What is most valuable?

This is an easy question to answer: the virtualization of my APIs.

How has it helped my organization?

No longer do I have to pay VMware large amounts of money to only run in-house solutions. (I give a particular heartfelt thank you for that).

What needs improvement?

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. Despite this, the competition is rapidly losing ground.
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