OpenShift is Red Hat’s Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications. Under the OpenShift brand, there are three options for clients: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, and Red Hat | Microsoft Azure.
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
- A Kubernetes platform on clients’ own infrastructure designed with security in mind
- Build, deploy, and manage container-based applications consistently across cloud and on-premises infrastructure
- Full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid and multicloud deployments
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Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated
- Professionally managed, enterprise grade Kubernetes
- Private, high-availability OpenShift clusters hosted on Amazon Web Services
- Delivered as a hosted service and supported by Red Hat
OpenShift Container Platform Pricing Advice
What users are saying about OpenShift Container Platform pricing:”OpenShift with Red Hat support is pretty costly. We have done a comparison between AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Services) which provides fully managed services from AWS. It’s built on open-source-based Kubernetes clusters and it is much cheaper compared to Red Hat, but it is a little expensive compared to ECS provided by AWS.”
“Its price is a bit high because it’s a premium product, but as long as the business is ready to pay for that, it’s okay.”
“The pricing and licensing are handled on an upper management level, and I’m not involved in that, but I understand the solution to be somewhat pricey.”
“It largely depends on how much money they earn from the application being deployed; you don’t normally deploy an app just for the purpose of having it. You must constantly look into your revenue and how much you spend every container, minute, or hour of how much it is working.”
OpenShift Pros and Cons
- Build processes are quicker, so our app devs can expedite application deployment.
- Openshift serves as a great environment for collaboration and testing applications, prior to Production deployment.
- Upgrades on OCPv4.X are easy, quick, and seamless.
- Redhat constantly adds new feature sets on a regular basis.
- Certificate management and rotation could be more definitive, i.e., which certificates expire every 1 year, as opposed to every 2 years.
- Sometimes, rarely at best, we need to cycle our Thanos-querier pods due to an alert target firing in the alert manager.
- Early warning, pertaining to control plane issues, ie ETCD slowness, due to HUGE workloads. We do get alerts, but usually after the fact.