OpenShift on OpenStack: Delivering Applications Better Together


Have you ever asked yourself, where should I run OpenShift? The answer is anywhere—it runs great on bare metal, on virtual machines, in a private cloud or in the public cloud. But, there are some reasons why people are moving to private and public clouds related to automation around full stack exposition and consumption of resources. A traditional operating system has always been about exposition and consumption of hardware resources—hardware provides resources, applications consume them, and the operating system has always been the traffic cop. But a traditional operating system has always been confined to a single machine[1].

Well, in the cloud-native world, this now means expanding this concept to include multiple operating system instances. That’s where OpenStack and OpenShift come in. In a cloud-native world, virtual machines, storage volumes and network segments all become dynamically provisioned building blocks. 

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