2020-11-03T05:43:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering OpenShift Container Platform?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering OpenShift Container Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Mehmet Esgin - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architecture & Integration Development unit manager at AgeSA
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2022-09-26T15:03:25Z
Sep 26, 2022

I would recommend using OpenShift Container Platform, giving it a rating of eight out of ten.

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RK
Senior Consultant at Altran
Real User
Top 5
2022-08-22T15:49:00Z
Aug 22, 2022

It is beneficial to be aware of Linux or Unix concepts when working with the solution and managing clusters. I rate the solution a ten out of ten.

NK
Technical Architect at Tata Consultancy Services
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2022-06-30T08:46:56Z
Jun 30, 2022

I’d rate the solution seven out of ten. We haven’t used it too long. It’s still in production. After six months, we’ll likely have a better idea of how it is going.

VS
Senior Member Of Technical Staff at NEC
Real User
2022-06-27T16:39:00Z
Jun 27, 2022

I rate this solution a seven out of ten. Regarding advice, it depends on the use case and what kind of platform a company wants. For example, if they want something on Kubernetes with at least basic amenities, like logging and monitoring and similar things out of the box, then OpenShift is good for them. But, if they want to modify the Kubernetes how they want, it is not a good solution because it is not flexible. OpenShift Container Platform gives you a lot of features out of the box, but you cannot modify it. So, if they want to use Kubernetes how they want, then the open-source Vanilla Kubernetes is better for them than OpenShift.

Prasun-Nesu - PeerSpot reviewer
General Manager/Data Lead at Maersk
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-29T13:12:13Z
May 29, 2022

I would rate this solution 8 out of 10.

Visarut Asvaraksh - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive Architect Manager at IBM
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-29T07:30:13Z
May 29, 2022

I would rate this solution 8 out of 10. If you care about your performance and the support, I would recommend it for enterprise mission critical applications.

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PaulSorelli - PeerSpot reviewer
IBM Data & IA Technology Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-05-15T17:07:36Z
May 15, 2022

I rate OpenShift Container Platform eight out of 10. It's an excellent solution. It might be a bit more difficult to maintain than some solutions, but it brings you a lot of value.

Russell Nile - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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Top 10
2022-04-12T16:15:31Z
Apr 12, 2022

Ensure that you need all of the features that it has because otherwise, it's not worth the investment. Be careful what version you're getting into because that can be problematic to change after you've already invested in both the training and the infrastructure. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Considering some of the problems we've had, even though some of them are self-imposed, I would hope that a containerized environment would be flexible to be able to give us some options there.

OY
Computer Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-02-23T16:55:00Z
Feb 23, 2021

Take some time to understand and learn the product before starting it. Our Red Hat products integrate well in our company. My company has a background with Red Hat. The people from our company had established relationships with Red Hat. I would rate this product as an eight out of 10.

Artemii Kropachev - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO and Principal Architect at Li9 Technology Solutions
Real User
2020-11-13T22:12:14Z
Nov 13, 2020

We are a Red Hat partner. We're a consultancy firm. We started using OpenShift version two, then we migrated to OpenShift's version three and now we are on a complete version four. We tend to use all deployment models - on-premises, public and private clouds, and hybrid options. If a company is considering the solution, I would advise that they maybe start working with some guys who have experience with the product. It will be much more work otherwise, and you can save time by avoiding POCs. Overall, I would rate the solution ten out of ten. Even though the pricing is high, I knew what I was getting into, and for me, for the value we get from the product, it's worth the cost.

Awais Afzal - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Solution Technical Analyst at ADIB - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Real User
2020-11-03T05:43:00Z
Nov 3, 2020

A common mistake is to assume that the solution can change the architecture type. e.g. some people think by using this solution they can change their application architecture into a microservices architecture. OpenShift is an orchestration architecture. These types of solutions are not intended to be run as a microservices architecture. Very often, the two become confused. As the cost of this product is expensive it should only be considered for large enterprises. There will also be a need to hire technical people, and this may also involve a training cost. There has to be a cost-benefit. It can be done as a single solution, but the solution itself is huge. You also need to make the best use of the solution. If you are processing millions of transactions, that would describe an adequate use. You need to calculate the solution costs against the work it is designed to do, otherwise, it becomes a cost overhead. Certainly, for a single application, it would be a waste of money. I would rate OpenShift Container Platform a nine out of ten.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 19, 2021
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Aug 19, 2021
Red Hat Openshift is ideal for organizations using microservices and cloud environments. I like that the platform is auto-scalable, which saves overhead time for developers. I think Openshift can be a great alternative for a fully managed container technology that will work both on premises and in the cloud. OpenShift simplifies the management of Kubernetes clusters for our developers. It is very simple to use, so even our new hires can manage it easily. The security of RedHat is comprehensive - we don’t need to worry about patching manually since we can update the entire environment together with the security patches. Some disadvantages I see in using OpenShift are that effectively using OpenShift to move from on-prem to the cloud requires a steep learning curve and there is not much documentation explaining how to do it. VMware Tanzu provides a centralized control center for Kubernetes via scalability and consistent security policy management. The easy integration of VMware Tanzu with other products is one of the features I like most. I like that you don’t need to integrate it manually with different vendors. The multitenancy and graphic interface simplify managing the containers. One disadvantage I can find in VMTanzu is that it needs to incorporate new security essentials such as supporting zero-trust architecture. Another con is that it requires a high level of Linux knowledge to make the most of it. Conclusions Despite RedHat claiming to be designed for hybrid environments, in reality, it requires a lot of knowledge to manage it properly from cloud to on-premises and back. VMware Tanzu is a better option when it comes to easy integration and scalability.
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 9, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Awais Afzal - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Solution Technical Analyst at ADIB - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
Nov 3, 2020
It is a costly solution but then again, it's intended for enterprise-level business, and the license has to reflect that. We implemented the solution at a college. It is appreciated what the GPU's processing power requirements will be higher. The licensing is very flexible. The license is related to the processing power you need, and the infrastructure of any clusters which go with that.
Artemii Kropachev - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO and Principal Architect at Li9 Technology Solutions
Nov 13, 2020
The solution is very costly. However, you do get good value for the price, and therefore we're willing to pay even if the cost is high.
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