Azure Red Hat OpenShift at a glance

Kubernetes ‘done right’ is pretty hard and needs well-talented people within the organization to provide a good set of integrations to make it production-ready. For that purpose, two technology giants, Microsoft and Red Hat, have put their hands together to co-develop, jointly manage and provide an enterprise version of the OpenShift Kubernetes platform.

What is ARO?

ARO, standing for “Azure Red Hat OpenShift”, is an enterprise-grade, open-source platform, which permits to run container-based solutions and includes unified signup, service management and technical support. It offers fully managed clusters, regulatory compliance with multiple standards and provides better integration with Azure services.

Looking at the bigger picture

Lets go a bit more into detail and check out ARO’s architecture and what it provides to end-users.

Provisioning & Integration

ARO can be easily provisioned using a well-simplified method.

Solution availability and pricing

For an updated regional availability of the solution please check this link.

Compliance & Security

For improved security and management, ARO lets you integrate amazingly with a well-tested identity provider like Azure AD, and enables Kubernetes RBAC (Role-Based Access Control).

Honest return on experience

Enjoy my next Article: “Azure Red Hat Openshift — An honest Return-on-Experience

Conclusion

Keep in mind that this is just a quick overview of Azure Red Hat OpenShift. There are many other factors to consider when selecting the most suitable solution for your customer and this depends on the project size and needs. Examples are costs, performance, features, the availability by region, and especially compliance and IT Security.

A solution is never an equally good solution for all.

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