Arth Task 30

✍🏻 Research for industry use cases of Openshift and create a blog elaborating how it works.

Making the deployment easy, Industries are adopting automation. OpenShift is the finest automation tool that works on several other tools to solve many complex use cases of Industry.

What is OpenShift?

Red Hat OpenShift is an open-source container application platform based on the Kubernetes container orchestrator for enterprise application development and deployment. OpenShift helps you to develop and deploy applications to one or more hosts.

How does OpenShift work?

Moving from one environment to another Container is the technology used. This could be from a developer’s laptop to a test environment, from a staging environment into production, and perhaps from a physical machine in a data center to a virtual machine in a private or public cloud.

RedHat OpenShift, make container use viable for enterprise applications. It uses Kubernetes as a base layer over your Machine. OpenShift hides almost all the complex integration of Kubernetes.

It also integrates with different automation tools like Jenkins(for CI/CD pipelines), Kubernetes, Docker(container) to automate development structure.

Real-world case study of OpenShift — Cisco

Cisco is a leading IT industry best known for its networking products. Headquartered in California, Cisco develops, manufactures, and sells networking hardware, telecoms equipment, and other IT services and products. The company was founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner.

Challenge

Cisco’s success depends on its ability to quickly deliver innovative IT products and solutions to customers. Delays can cost the company business. To encourage speed to market and improve satisfaction, Cisco needed to keep its 1,000+ developers fully engaged in designing and building applications. They guard against high employee turnover, low productivity, and slow response times.

Solution

To meet the demanding requirements, Cisco partnered with RedHat to build its Lightweight Application Environment(LAE). Running on the OpenShift Container platform, it supports 100+ applications that powered a variety of business functions and gave developers on-demand access to the infrastructure, operating system, middleware, and system functions to develop applications without any manual provisioning.

Results

The new LAE platform has become a catalyst for innovation and progress, enabling Developers at Cisco to get what they need, when they need it. It has reduced time-to-market, streamline infrastructure using containers, and increased operational efficiencies.

Now the developers don’t have to wait for the months for the project to be provisioned. The developers push a button and the service is provisioned within a matter of minutes. More productivity means customers get innovative products and services faster. The solution reduces demands on limited IT resources and gives developers more time to focus on creative projects, increasing employee satisfaction.

Conclusion

In the above case study of Cisco, we come to know how Cisco get benefitted and make its industry grow by using OpenShift.

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