Kubernetes and OpenShift: Community, Standards and Certifications

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Red Hat has been vocal about the importance of open standards in the containers space and were founding members of both the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF plays an important role in providing neutral governance for the Kubernetes project and protecting the Kubernetes API standard. This is why Red Hat worked closely with Kubernetes community members like Google, Heptio and others to evolve the automated conformance test harness that ensures Kubernetes platforms and distributions like OpenShift adhere to the standard.

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Containers are Linux

Containers are Linux

Containers are Linux. The operating system that revolutionized the data center over the past two decades is now aiming to revolutionize how we package, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Of course you’d expect a Red Hatter to say that, but the facts speak for themselves.

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Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift

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I often get asked why Red Hat chose to standardize on Kubernetes for OpenShift, instead of going with a competing container orchestration solution. There are a number of open source container orchestration solutions available today. The OpenShift product team explored many of them, and we even explored building our own. In this blog, I will explain why we chose Kubernetes and why more than two years later, we couldn’t be happier with our decision!

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Building on Kubernetes: Bringing Google-Scale Container Orchestration and Management to the Enterprise

Building on Kubernetes: Bringing Google-Scale Container Orchestration and Management to the Enterprise

The beauty of open source development is in the numerous amazing opportunities for collaboration that occur upstream and the ability to build on each others work. Last fall I blogged about how Red Hat was working with Google and others to standardize container orchestration and management with Kubernetes in OpenShift 3. In this post, I wanted to cover what’s happened since then and talk about specific areas of Kubernetes that Red Hat has been working on, as we bring this capability to enterprise users.

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