Red Hat and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) are joining forces to make it easier for enterprises to bring containers into production.
Although, the containerized applications can be easily deployed in development and testing environments, but enterprise-grade containers are difficult to deploy in production. They need container scalability, additional security, persistent storage and manageability to deploy containers in production.
To fulfil all these necessities, Red Hat and HPE are pairing their technologies. The companies will optimize Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (RHOCP) on HPE Synergy and other HPE platforms.
“Deploying large-scale container environments to the enterprise data center is not simple,” said Neil MacDonald, vice president & general manager, HPE Blade System. “Through our long-standing collaboration with Red Hat, we’re aiming to accelerate the adoption and deployment of the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with HPE solutions from proof of concept to large scale deployment. Customers of both companies can now modernize their platform leveraging each of our services, support, and validated Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform technology stacks on HPE Synergy and HPE Nimble and 3PAR storage arrays.”
OpenShift Container Platform is used to manage container deployments for widely adopted standards including Kubernetes and Linux containers. On the other hand, HPE Synergy is a composable infrastructure that integrates storage, compute, and network equipment.
HPE will help customers to migrate to OpenShift Container Platform with containerization services through HPE Pointnext. A new reference architecture will also be created to deploy scalable container platforms from development to operations through a validated design of RHOCP on HPE Synergy with 3PAR and HPE Nimble Storage.
“DevOps and agile application development are helping customers to deliver on the promise of digital transformation with accelerated application development and microservices architectures,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat. “Together, Red Hat and HPE aim to deliver a container-based solution that enables customers to not only build new cloud-native apps and microservices, but also to modernize legacy applications.”
The joint solution will also provide a complete set of Ansible playbooks for automated deployment of HPE Synergy with RHOCP. It is expected to be available in September 2018.