Openshift: The closest thing to One-for-all

Arjun Chauhan
3 min readMar 13, 2021


Red Hat OpenShift is a Kubernetes distribution focused on developer experience and application security that’s platform agnostic. OpenShift helps you develop and deploy applications to one or more hosts. These can be public facing web applications, or backend applications, including micro services or databases.

One of the key components of OpenShift architecture is to manage containerized infrastructure in Kubernetes. Kubernetes is responsible for Deployment and Management of infrastructure. In any Kubernetes cluster, we can have more than one master and multiple nodes, which ensures there is no point of failure in the setup.

The architecture of OpenShift is designed in such a way that it can support and manage Docker containers, which are hosted on top of all the layers using Kubernetes.

How popular is OpenShift?

According the redhat official website. Nearly 50% of the top Fortune 100 companies are using Red Hat OpenShift. Almost 30% of the top Fortune Global 500 companies use OpenShift, representing:

  • 2 of the top 3 energy companies
  • 2 of the top 3 hotel companies
  • 2 of the top 3 telecommunications companies
  • 3 of the top 5 aerospace companies
  • 4 of the top 5 industrial companies
  • 3 of the top 10 finance companies
  • 4 of the top 10 retail companies
  • 5 of the top 10 healthcare companies
  • 5 of the top 10 transportation companies

That is a lot of market a acquisation.

Let’s talk a little about Porsche used this technology.

Porsche integration

There is no solution without a problem. Let’s discuss why there was a need for Porsche to use openshift and why this sudden problem came up.

The automobile industry is undergoing one of the biggest transformations in its 100-plus year history. As a service provider, Porsche Informatik’s answer to the digital transformation of a worldwide automotive trade network is agility by design.

According to Elon Musk too the automobile industry is one of the most competitive industries. So a faster workflow is not just a privilege but a necessity.

It is using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage to orchestrate the end-customer applications and support a portable development process. With OpenShift, new applications that once took over a week are up and running after just a few hours. With help from its Red Hat-based solution, the team’s goal is to reduce time-to-market by 90% — from weeks to days.

Porsche Informatik, IT service provider for the Volkswagen Group, needed to speed application development and delivery to stay competitive in a fast-paced global market. The organization used Redhat Openshift to create a private cloud container environment. Porsche Informatik’s developers can now take advantage of self-service capabilities, and teams across the organization can work together more effectively with a DevOps approach supporting continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) workflows. As a result, Porsche Informatik has cut development time from weeks to hours and created a solid foundation to stay ahead of competition.


One of the most prevalent reason why Openshift is so popular is because there is just one technology that is able to solve almost all the need for application development. More and more customers are attracted to this solution as openshift eliminates the need for multiple technologies because the integration of technology is much more challenging than mastering a single tool.