Industry use cases for Openshift

6 min readMar 13, 2021

Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform unites developers and IT operations on a single platform to build, deploy, and manage applications consistently across hybrid cloud and multicloud infrastructures. Red Hat OpenShift helps businesses achieve greater value by delivering modern and traditional applications with shorter development cycles and lower operating costs. Red Hat OpenShift is built on open source innovation and industry standards, including Kubernetes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading enterprise Linux distribution. Red Hat OpenShift offers following key benefits:
– greater value for operations and development teams throughout the application life cycle,
– faster application development cycles and more frequent software deployments,
– lower IT operations costs and application portability across hybrid cloud and multicloud footprints.

Key features and benefits

Open source standards — Incorporates both Open Containers Initiative (OCI)/Docker-formatted containers and Kubernetes for container orchestration, in addition to other open source technologies. Users are not restricted to the technology or business roadmap of a specific vendor.

Self-service provisioning — Developers can quickly and easily create applications on demand from the tools they use most, while operations retains full control over the entire environment.

Persistent storage — By providing support for persistent storage, OpenShift Container Platform allows users to run both stateful applications and cloud-native stateless applications.

Polyglot, multilanguage support — Developers can use various languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform with ease.

Automation — Streamlined and automated container and application builds, deployments, scaling, health management, and more are standard with OpenShift Container Platform.

User interfaces — Developers have direct access to a rich set of command-line tools, a multi device web console, and Eclipse-based integrated development environments (IDEs), such as Red Hat CodeReady Studio (aka JBoss ® Developer Studio) and container native CodeReady Workspaces.

Operational management Red Hat Monitoring included in OpenShift Container Platform, gives users real-time visibility into their containerized application and infrastructure.

Scalability — Applications running on OpenShift Container Platform can easily scale to thousands of instances across hundreds of nodes in a matter of seconds.

Robust ecosystem — An ever-expanding ecosystem of partners provides a wide variety of integrations. Additional storage and network providers, IDEs and CI integrations, independent software vendor (ISV) solutions, and more are provided by these third-parties for use with OpenShift Container Platform.

Container portability — Built on a standardized Linux container model powered by Red Hat application programming interfaces (APIs), applications created on OpenShift Container Platform can easily run anywhere that supports Docker-formatted containers.

How companies works on OpenShift ?

Calico Networking

There’s a reason Calico is the most widely adopted network and network
security solution for Kubernetes — you can do amazing things with it.

Lets dive into some of the basics of Calico networking with OpenShift:

  • Creating zone based architectures with selective IP address allocation
    by zone, namespace or pod
  • Enabling selective pod connectivity without NAT to/from external
  • Making Service Cluster IP’s natively reachable from outside the cluster
  • ECMP Anycast for native load balancing to services from outside the cluster without needing external load balancers
  • Connecting multiple clusters together with or without encapsulation
  • Deploying massive OpenShift clusters (with hundreds to thousands of nodes)


Travel technology giant Sabre is leveraging the OpenShift Container Platform as the foundation of its Next Generation Platform initiative. The new platform will enable the company to deliver more sophisticated, modern technology solutions for its various clients across all verticals within the travel and hospitality industry, including airlines, hospitality, and global businesses with high travel volumes.

Vish Saoji, Sabre CTO says, “The Next Generation Platform is the cornerstone of Sabre’s long-term technology strategy … Red Hat has delivered the enterprise-hardened software environment we need to help drive our technology transformation, and this collaboration allows us to build upon that architecture and execute our plan.”

Vish Saoji, Sabre CTO says, “The Next Generation Platform is the cornerstone of Sabre’s long-term technology strategy … Red Hat has delivered the enterprise-hardened software environment we need to help drive our technology transformation, and this collaboration allows us to build upon that architecture and execute our plan.”

The two companies will work together on product roadmap needs, with Red Hat fine-tuning their approach to meet Sabre’s development standards.

Sabre clients will benefit by enjoying enhanced stability, world-class security, accelerated speed to market and the development of new capabilities such as new distribution capability (NDC)-enabled solutions. NDC is an International Air Travel Association (IATA) travel program that will eventually allow airlines to present fares as well as bundled ancillary products like upgrades, bag fees, Wi-Fi, food/beverage and other services based on traveler preferences, corporate policy and negotiated rates. This program will make it easier for travelers to compare flights and prices for a more personalized traveler experience.

So far, leveraging OpenShift has helped Sabre expand their global footprint to two new CoreConnect Hubs in Chicago and Dallas as of 2018, plus launch additional solutions to improve their transaction processing capabilities — an absolute necessity when processing roughly $8,000 in payments per second.


Deutsche Bank is the world’s 16th largest bank, and one of the world leaders in financial technology. With developers all over the world, it is absolutely critical to have a central container solution and self-service features while offering top-tier security to protect sensitive financial information. Enter Fabric, the hybrid cloud system that allows Deutsche Bank’s global developers a suite of automated, self-service capabilities to deliver and scale their applications.

Tom Gilbert, Global Head of Cloud, Application, and Integration Platforms for Deutsche Bank says, “Our vision was for ‘Everything as a Service’ — to create a bubble where our people can’t tell if they’re building software for a bank or any of the software companies in the world. We wanted to be able to quickly take an idea to production while meeting the security and regulatory standards of the industry.”

Fabric supports a team of over 10,000 end users and continues to grow, while leveraging OpenShift as a powerful engine.


As a world leader in automotive engineering for over a hundred years, BMW continues to innovate both their production processes and their end-products.

BMW’s innovation featuring ConnectedDrive, the digital service powering features within BMW vehicles, was showcased at the RedHat Summit

Dr. Alexander Lenk, Lead Architect of Connected Vehicle, Digital Backend, Big Data, and blockchain for the BMW group explains that digital services are important for the company and its customers. Therefore, these digital services will be added to new cars as well as its existing fleet.

While the ConnectedDrive system has been in service for 20 years, it required a more advanced delivery system to deliver these applications and updates to over 12 million vehicles and support close to a billion weekly IT service requests.

In 2016, BMW began migrating their full application suite to OpenShift and support over 1,000 web-based apps for not only customers and vehicles, but also for factories, dealerships, and the full production and sales process.


OpenShift helps to power connectivity and cloud-based delivery worldwide, for leaders in industries across the board. By using OpenShift, these enterprise-level businesses are able to scale their operations, improve their service, and continue to scale and advance their technology platforms.