Definition

OpenShift

This definition is part of our Essential Guide: Platform as a Service: Expert advice for selecting a PaaS vendor

OpenShift is RedHat’s cloud development Platform as a Service (PaaS). The free and open source cloud-based platform allows developers to create, test and run their applications and deploy them to the cloud.

OpenShift provides support for Node.js, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java and is extensible so that users can add support for other languages. Resources allocated for applications can be automatically or manually scaled so that as demand increases there is no degradation of performance. OpenShift provides portability through the DeltaCloud API so customers can migrate deployments to other cloud computing vendor environments.

Here’s how Red Hat describes the process of creating an application through AutoShift:

  1. Create an "Application" in OpenShift (With the command-line or via their IDE)
  2. Code the application (in Vi, TextMate, Eclipse, Visual Studio, or whatever)
  3. Push the application code to OpenShift (again, with the command-line or from their IDE)

 

This was last updated in June 2012

Continue Reading About OpenShift

PRO+

Content

Find more PRO+ content and other member only offers, here.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchAWS

SearchSOA

TheServerSide

SearchFinancialApplications

SearchBusinessAnalytics

SearchCRM

SearchSalesforce

Close