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Episode 95 | Overcoming the challenges of the multi-cloud world

August 24, 2020

Episode 95 | Overcoming the challenges of the multi-cloud world


There is no fantasy football without OpenShift. Not to mention the U.S. Open or the Masters.
 
In this episode of B2B Tech Talk, we chatted with Chris Rosen, Program Director of Offering Management at IBM, about developing cloud native on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.
 
OpenShift is Kubernetes at the core, focusing on making things easier for developers and the operations team.
 
How?
 
Red Hat simplifies, secures and hardens Kubernetes as an open source upstream distribution.
 
Its main goal is to simplify the environment for developers.
 
The whole focus is to help customers think about their business objectives and not how to deploy OpenShift clusters.
 
“By using a managed service, think about raising the bar of responsibilities for our customers. They can focus on delivering their business objectives, not deploying and managing OpenShift.” — Chris Rosen 

Built just for developers

Developers know the complexities of the multi-cloud world make it imperative to stay on the cutting edge of innovation.
 
App modernization isn’t a buzzword so much as a way of life.
 
OpenShift is built with 3 key features made especially for developers.
 
  1. Service Mesh. This is for expanding the quality of containers and microservices in your app using an open source project called STO.
  2. Serverless. This brings native (event-driven type capabilities) into the architecture.
  3. Probe-ready workspaces. Teams can develop on top of OpenShift without necessarily having to speak “Kubernetes.”
Bonus: Operators (aka building operational knowledge into software).

Built for security

Another thing developers care a lot about is security, obviously.
 
Ready for another list?
 
Here’s how Red Hat keeps safe and secure:
 
  1. Active participation in the upstream community ensures open source projects align with the right security practices.
  2. Open source security strategies like compute isolation and Lux encryption are everywhere.
  3. Key management includes “bring your own key” and “keep your own key” to leverage Hyper Protect Services.
All for a surprisingly competitive price.
 
Pretty much, you buy only what you need. You can scale up or down—and purchase reserved instances for one year or three.
 
Try Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud for free for 4 hours. Watch a demo here.
 
[RELATED: Links to Ep. 87 and Ep. 92]

Where do you see technology going in the next year?

We live in a very dynamic space where things change every day.
 
We’ll probably head toward more autonomous computing. The reason is there’s more demand for lifecycle management for customers, and there will be in the future, too.
 
We’ll also see more distributed cloud. This means bringing cloud services to run within your own infrastructure (while still having them managed by the cloud provider). Talk about convenience.
 
“Earlier this year, we announced IBM Cloud Satellite in our Think conference,” Chris said. “You asked me about the complexities of a multi-cloud world. This is taking that to the next level.”
 
Partners can find more information on IBM Cloud for VMware solutions by contacting Don Oehman at Ingram Micro or information on IBM Cloud Services here.
 
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