Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

CyberArk Conjur Enterprise now available on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

CyberArk Conjur Enterprise now available on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

As well as the benefits to developers and operations teams, customers will benefit from a "security first" approach created to deliver an automated, single point of control for their secrets and credentials across all the environments, cloud and on-premises, supported by Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, combating the constant problem of fast-moving DevOps environments where SSH keys, API keys, passwords and certificates may often not be well protected.

Red Hat OpenShift, the company's Kubernetes container application platform, has been identified as the industry's most comprehensive solution.

Also making its way into OpenShift is Container Linux, a lightweight operating system providing immutable infrastructure for container deployments, that also benefits from over-the-air updates.

"You can run OpenShift cloud functions anywhere you can run Kubernetes and OpenShift, which is pretty much everywhere", Rich Sharples, Red Hat's senior director of product management, tells Light Reading. The announcement was made at this week's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. This complements NGINX's previously announced certification of the NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller Solution for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat president Paul Cormier pointed out that several organizations often have a mixture of on-premises and public cloud footprint for their IT operations. In addition to being a fully managed service, Red Hat OpenShift on Azure will allow enterprise developers to freely move applications between on-premises environments.

Red Hat has announced roadmap on how it plans to integrate CoreOS technology - including Tectonic, Quay and Container Linux - with its container and Kubernetes-based solution portfolio, including OpenShift. Red Hat and Microsoft will jointly sell and support the service, which will run both Red Hat Enterprise Linux containers and Windows Server Containers.

Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Cloud Private will serve as a common foundation for the customers and help them adopt the hybrid cloud more easily.

Red Hat says this will help ISVs address a broader set of enterprise deployment models while avoiding cloud lock-in.

"Microsoft and Red Hat are aligned in our vision to deliver simplicity, choice and flexibility to enterprise developers building cloud-native applications", said Scott Guthrie, Microsoft cloud and enterprise group executive VP.

Microsoft and Red Hat claim that the managed OpenShift service will be the first of its kind to run via a public cloud.

The platform will provide developers with powerful capabilities for security, orchestration, control, and scalability for serverless applications. Thanks to available extensive technology platforms, OpenShift customers can now build cloud-native apps and update existing ones. "We're talking to partners all the time", he said, adding that he suspects "we'll have to come" by the time next year's Red Hat Summit rolls around.

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