What Is Red Hat OpenShift?

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a cloud-based Kubernetes container platform. The foundation of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is based on Kubernetes and therefore shares the same technology. Red Hat OpenShift is a popular option for building and scaling on-premises or hybrid cloud containerized applications. It provides developers and IT organizations with cloud application platforms that can be used for deploying applications on secure and scalable resources. It requires minimal configuration and management overhead and brings the Kubernetes platform to customer data centers and cloud. All with the security, privacy, compliance, and governance requirements you demand.

Red Hat OpenShift on UCS X-Series

Just before Cisco Live this year, Sr. Product Manager Oliver Walsdorf published a great blog on our new CVD and produced a demo video featured in the World of Solutions at Cisco Live.

The following video shows how easy it is to use Ansible to stand up a cluster to support your on-prem Kubernetes environment on X-Series.


Better yet, Cisco has released a CVD for this. What is a CVD? A Cisco Validated Design is a tested and documented approach to help you design, deploy, and extend new technologies successfully. These guides document server, storage, and network configurations and offer best practices for successful deployments. To make it even easier, all the configuration files have been posted to GitHub.

What’s next 

Come back next week to read about Oracle.




Bill Shields

Senior Marketing Manager

Product and Solutions Marketing Team