Highly Distributed Platform Deployment


This post will explore less technical and more “big picture” concepts. When we (Red Hat Professional Services) come on-site to help to deploy OpenShift (Enterprise-ready Kubernetes distribution) we work with the customer to determine what kind of journey they will experience while onboarding and the challenges they may encounter in the future.

For this purpose, I created small MindMap to help visualize most of the dependencies that exist when building highly distributed platform. There is much more to this, and this visualization is being updated even as you read this article, buts it’s a good start.

All dependencies are split into 10 categories:

  • Strategy
  • Storage
  • Operations
  • BCR & DR
  • AppDev
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Networks
  • Provisioning
  • External dependencies

Each of these contain multiple sub-areas to consider. So let’s go through them one by one.

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