It all starts when you standardize your hybrid cloud
The most important asset for the future of your business is your software. It’s your primary means to deliver new customer experiences, enter new markets, and adapt to changing conditions.
Your success depends on choosing the right combination of cloud environments, but also on how you choose to standardize development and operations across those clouds.
The strength of its open source community has made Kubernetes the standard for running container-based apps across clouds. However, while Kubernetes as a standalone open source project is an effective container management tool, its full potential as a hybrid cloud platform for enterprises is only realized by integrating an ecosystem of complementary cloud-native tools. Put simply, using Kubernetes by itself is not enough to succeed with hybrid cloud.
Put simply, using Kubernetes by itself is not enough to succeed with hybrid cloud.
Kubernetes is about a generational change in how we deploy and consume apps. We're not going to get that change just through Red Hat, it has to be the entire industry.
Bend toward the tech you want, without
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How Kubernetes works
Kubernetes brings the platform, you bring creativity
With an enterprise Kubernetes platform, you can run containerized applications across a hybrid cloud, using your own datacenters or multiple public cloud providers.
Kubernetes aligns with software development practices and workflows, including DevOps and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD). Developers can focus more on the software itself and less on the underlying infrastructure. Improvements to software reach users faster.
Together, the powerful combination of modern software methodology and Kubernetes unlocks many new possibilities.
With the flexibility to deploy workloads in a variety of locations, you can move your applications closer to where your customers interact, supporting an edge computing strategy.
Applications that use AI and machine learning can access the resources they need, as they need them. If you need to integrate new technology, you have the means to do so.
The most creative people at your organization have a platform on which to build new applications. Your infrastructure is scalable, automated, and available for the people who use it.
Kubernetes is scalable. It helps develop applications faster. It does hybrid and multicloud. These are not just technology buzzwords, they're real, legitimate business problems.
Kubernetes in action
Where Kubernetes is having an impact
Wherever applications are being developed at scale, Kubernetes can make a difference. These three industries are just a sampling.
The power of collaboration
Energy companies depend on software to share research and to meet the rising demand for energy while reducing emissions.
Across the industry, organizations have adopted Kubernetes platforms and modern software practices to facilitate collaboration and help their teams become more productive.
At ExxonMobil, data scientists are able to be more productive after adopting agile practices and open source technology. And at BP, software teams adopted a simplified process that speeds application delivery from 2 to 3 weeks to just 7 minutes.
Making faster connections
Demand for fast, efficient telecommunications services keeps increasing, and providers depend on hundreds of internal and customer-facing services to deliver it. The challenge of updating software to support growth is constant.
Providers who adopt container technology and DevOps approaches are able to improve developer productivity, collaboration, and deployment frequency.
By adopting Kubernetes and modern software practices, SoftBank was able to increase deployment frequency from once every two weeks to 118 releases every two weeks. And Orange Sonatel reduced its time to market for new services from several months to 8 weeks.
Next-gen IT, delivered today
Customers never stop demanding more from technology. IT service providers and consultants have to improve their offerings continuously to meet elevated expectations.
Many providers have found that by unifying their IT assets on a Kubernetes container platform, they can better deliver software that serves the demands of enterprise customers. They’re also able to reduce delays and human errors, and simplify infrastructure maintenance.
Through this approach, Amadeus was able to streamline its travel industry services and rapidly adapt to peak usage and build new apps faster. And developers at CA Technologies can now take new web-based app offerings from concept to production in days rather than months.
The number of enterprises using containers for projects or apps is expected to double.
In one year
Forrester, Adoption Profile: Containers In North America, Q1 2021
Red Hat success stories
Companies are turning to Red Hat to deliver new capabilities faster.
The Red Hat approach
Kubernetes, plus the tools
and support for success
Red Hat is a leading contributor to the Kubernetes open source project and offers Red Hat® OpenShift®, an enterprise Kubernetes platform for hybrid cloud.
The OpenShift ecosystem includes powerful tools for developer environments, application services, software-defined networking, storage, monitoring, third-party integrations, virtualization, security, and cluster management.
Red Hat also has the expertise to be your trusted partner, provide the training your teams need, and support your Kubernetes program on the path to success.
Red Hat and Kubernetes security
Kubernetes applications require unique security controls. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes, powered by StackRox technology, protects your vital applications across build, deploy, and runtime.
Our customers are in many different places on their digital transformation. Our approach with Kubernetes is that we meet our customers where they’re at.