It’s been just a few short months since IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat, but the deal has already had a seismic impact on the ways in which the enterprise is thinking about the cloud. Much of IBM’s software portfolio is now cloud-native, and it’s optimized to run on Red Hat’s OpenShift through the new IBM Cloud Pak container software. The change is benefiting users in a number of important areas:
- It’s Enabling DevOps to Do More. OpenShift lets you establish cloud-agnostic containerized software, thus making it easy to quickly and reliably deploy large workloads in Kubernetes. Not surprisingly, this smart functionality is enabling developers all over the world to spend more time on projects that deliver meaningful strategic benefits — namely, new applications with more innovative features. This, in turn, is increasing revenues and overall company value. According to IDC estimates, organizations running OpenShift should expect to see additional revenues of more than $8,000 per developer over the course of five years.
- It’s Shortening App Development Lifecycles. OpenShift was created to give users maximum flexibility in keeping up with the nonstop changes in digital technology. By design, OpenShift allows enterprises to launch new apps more quickly than ever before, and it allows features to be added and bugs to be fixed with minimal disruption. In an age when speed to market can mean the difference between success and failure, OpenShift offers businesses a crucial point of difference.
- It’s Creating More Opportunities in the Digital Economy. As of May 2019, more than 1,000 businesses around the world had adopted OpenShift to transform their organizations. This included nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 100, with industries ranging from energy and aerospace to healthcare, transportation and telecommunications. The world’s digital economy relies on the efficient development and management of apps, a notion that is embedded in every aspect of OpenShift’s design and operation.
So, how can you get OpenShift working for your organization sooner? ExitCertified is uniquely positioned to help. In 2019, we were named as the sole recipient of the IBM Global Training Provider Excellence Award as well as the Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year. Our curriculum includes more than 1,500 courses for IBM and Red Hat, and our deep roots in both brands will help set you up for success with OpenShift.
To help you get started, ExitCertified is pleased to offer two online courses at no charge:
- Deploying Containerized Applications Technical Overview (DO080), a series of on-demand, online videos that introduces you to Linux® containers and container orchestration technology using Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview (RH024), a series of on-demand, online videos that provide a technical introduction to Linux® for IT professionals
And when you’re ready to commit more fully to ongoing training, you’ll find that an ExitCertified Flex Account makes it easy to maximize your annual training budget savings and eliminate your administrative headaches.
OpenShift is changing the world of digital enterprise for the better — and ExitCertified is here to help you get the most from this game-changing technology.