In this interview, Joe Fernandes, OpenShift Director of Product Management, talks with Gordon Haff about OpenShift V3.
Joe and Gordon’s conversation gets to the core of what OpenShift V3 is all about and how Red Hat’s deep portfolio of open source solutions and outside community projects come together to make it all possible.
Joe explains the importance of the services running on OpenShift and how they’ll work with the ecosystems around OpenShift:
This gets to the heart of what matters to developers. All that underlying stuff ultimately is what enables developers to build the applications that they care about. In order to do that you need to be able to support the languages, the frameworks that they want to build those applications in and be able to provide the other services their applications require whether that’s databases or messaging or other middleware, even continuous integration and other capabilities.
The packaging that we have in OpenShift for that today is called OpenShift Cartridges. In V3 that packaging will be based on the Docker images. This is the biggest thing we saw in Docker was a very flexible and powerful packaging format for these application components and then a very broad ecosystem in the Docker hub where literally thousands of these component images exist.
Whether you are looking for a Ruby stack or a Python stack or you’re looking for an image from MongoDB or MySQL or what have you, you can find not just one but hundreds of examples of these services in the Docker hub today. Our goal in OpenShift V3 is to allow you to run arbitrary images from that ecosystem in your OpenShift environment.
Get a full transcript of the conversation at Gordon Haff’s blog.