Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Gathers Momentum

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At their recent Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, the firm said it has surpassed 150 customers worldwide currently using the OpenShift platform.

Open source solution provider Red Hat announced that adoption of its Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is growing. They said an increasing number of organizations are turning to their container-native storage solution to support their adoption of Linux containers. In the past year, they’ve gained over 150 customers across the globe.

“The success of a company’s hybrid cloud strategy is dependent on the scale and flexibility of the underlying infrastructure used to build and deploy cloud-native applications. Container-native storage, deeply integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, brings to bear years of Red Hat’s deep expertise building highly scalable, durable, and secure distributed storage solutions. Our most innovative customers are using this powerful combination to create a foundation for the open hybrid cloud in ways that traditional storage cannot match,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage at Red Hat.

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Red Hat’s container-native storage is based on their Red Hat Gluster Storage and offers customers scalable and persistent storage with increased app portability for containers across hybrid clouds. It’s seamlessly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and can be used for application data, logging data, metrics and the container registry. The integration gives developers the means to provision and manage elastic storage through a single point of support. This storage is used for SQL and NoSQL databases, messaging apps, web servers and CI/CD tools.

Red Hat’s container-native storage gives organizations simplified management, rapid deployment capabilities, and more. Customers can run applications in container, in the cloud, in virtual environments, and on bare metal.

“As developers look to provide easily portable applications that can be consistently managed in hybrid cloud environments, the need for scalable, persistent, container-based storage is becoming more important. By enabling this type of storage for both bare metal and virtualized environments, vendors like Red Hat, with their Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, provide compelling value to IT organizations looking to work with an open source solutions stack,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president of storage at IDC.

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