|Initial release||May 4, 2011|
3.5 / April 2017
|Written in||Go, Angular.js|
|Operating system||Red Hat Enterprise Linux|
|Type||Cloud computing, Platform as a service, Web development|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
OpenShift is a computer software product from Red Hat for container-based software deployment and management. In concrete terms, it is a supported distribution of Kubernetes using Docker containers and DevOps tools for accelerated application development.
OpenShift Origin is the upstream community project used in OpenShift Online, OpenShift Dedicated, and OpenShift Container Platform. Built around a core of Docker container packaging and Kubernetes container cluster management, Origin is augmented by application lifecycle management functionality and DevOps tooling. Origin provides an open source application container platform. All source code for the Origin project is available under the Apache License (Version 2.0) on GitHub.
OpenShift Online is Red Hat's public cloud application development and hosting service.
Online offered version 2[when?] of the Origin project source code, which is also available under the Apache License Version 2.0. This version supported a variety of languages, frameworks, and databases via pre-built "cartridges" running under resource-quota "gears". Developers could add other language, database, or components via the OpenShift Cartridge application programming interface. This was deprecated in favour of OpenShift 3 and will be withdrawn on 30th September 2017 for non-paying customers and 31st December 2017 for paying customers.
OpenShift Dedicated is Red Hat's managed private cluster offering, built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It's available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) marketplaces.
OpenShift Container Platform (formerly known as OpenShift Enterprise) is Red Hat's on-premises private platform as a service product, built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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