Kubernetes has become the cloud container orchestration program. Red Hat jumped on the Kubernetes bandwagon early in 2015. Today, Red Hat is all in, with the release of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7.
This latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform is meant for building and managing containers from the data center to the public cloud. When Red Hat says public cloud, it is not kidding. Red Hat now makes popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) accessible directly from the OpenShift Container Platform. This integration makes it easier for AWS users to configure and deploy these services from OpenShift, and it provides a single path of enterprise-grade support for customer needs.
At launch, AWS Services accessible through the OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 include:
- Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
- Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)
- Amazon Athena
- AWS Route 53
- Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3)
- Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
- Amazon ElastiCache
- Amazon Redshift Simple Email Service (SES)
- Amazon DynamoDB
- Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
Red Hat isn’t giving up on the private cloud. Instead, the company sees a hybrid cloud future ahead. It plans on helping create this vision of tomorrow by binding services across public cloud and on-premise resources to OpenShift-based applications. This will provide a consistent, open standards-based foundation for cloud-native enterprise applications.