Red Hat offers a portfolio of solutions for managing Kubernetes-orchestrated containers and application modernization under its Red Hat OpenShift brand. The solutions are cloud-agnostic, allowing enterprises to leverage containers across hybrid and multi-cloud environments while providing developers a common development experience across cloud platforms. Higher tiers enable greater functionality in observability, security, and developer support services.
Red Hat offers both a container management platform, functionality which is delivered via a software subscription with a support contract, and a series of container management services. The container management platform (software) is deployed and operated by the customer. Red Hat delivers technical support (break-fix) and maintenance, but the customer is responsible for the resulting operation (and availability) of the platform. In this option, the customer carries greater responsibility, but also maintains control (e.g., when software is updated). The container management services, by contrast, are operated by Red Hat, in partnership with a cloud service provider (e.g., AWS, Azure or Google). Update timing is determined by the vendor, but customers using a service can rely on Red Hat and/or its partner to deliver the service to a defined (and financially-backed) service level.
In Red Hat’s portfolio, the container management platform (software suite) delivers a higher level of capability – both in terms of actual features, but also in the breadth of environments that it can supports (e.g., hybrid and multi-cloud). The cloud-based services, however, offer a less burdensome alternative with faster time to customer usage from a Red Hat-managed service (with defined SLA) offered in each of the major clouds (AWS, Azure, Google).
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