Red Hat container platform OpenShift Dedicated launches on Google Cloud
Thu 8 Dec 2016
Red Hat has announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated across Google Cloud Platform, bringing the open source container platform as a managed service to customers using Google’s cloud infrastructure.
In an official blog post, Google product manager Martin Buhr wrote that the move will help accelerate the adoption of ‘Kubernetes, containers and cloud-native application patterns.’
Users will be able to access Google’s platform which is already optimised for container technologies. There will also be the added benefit of tapping into Google’s portfolio of products, including data analytics tools, machine learning, compute, network and storage services.
Google Cloud PubSub, Google Big Query, and Google Cloud Big Table will also be made available as part of the integration.
According to the press release, OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform will include single-tenant isolation and a resource pool of 100GB SSD-based persistent storage, 48TB network iops, and nine nodes to deploy container-based applications.
Users will also have the opportunity to access Red Hat JBoss Middleware container-optimised solutions, integration and business process capabilities from applications developed and deployed through OpenShift.
The release will be made available across all six global Google regions.
Red Hat launched OpenShift Dedicated in December 2015 to allow customers to boost their adoption of container and cloud applications while maintaining a focus on development and deployment instead of administrative and operational management tasks. The offering is built on the same code base as Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, allowing for flexibility across public and private clouds.
Red Hat and Google have a strong collaborative history, having partnered together on Kubernetes. The two companies are committed to advancing the container orchestration and cluster management project through ‘community-powered’ innovation. Development projects include enhancing scalability, multi-tenancy and high-availability.
Nan Boden, head of technology partners at Google Cloud commented: “Customers consistently tell us that they are looking for open solutions that will enable them to use both public and private infrastructure; they want choice. Red Hat has been an essential partner in making Kubernetes available to enterprises looking for the support and flexibility to manage a hybrid cloud. We are deeply committed to working with partners like Red Hat to help our customers operate in a digital world.”