Chapter 3. Getting started with OpenShift Serverless

OpenShift Serverless simplifies the process of delivering code from development into production by reducing the need for infrastructure set up or back-end development by developers.

Serverless is a cloud computing model where application developers do not need to provision servers or manage scaling for their applications. These routine tasks are abstracted away by the platform, allowing developers to push code to production more quickly than in traditional models.

3.1. How OpenShift Serverless works

Developers on OpenShift Serverless can use the provided Kubernetes native APIs, as well as familiar languages and frameworks, to deploy applications and container workloads.

OpenShift Serverless on OpenShift Container Platform enables stateless, serverless workloads to all run on a single multi-cloud container platform with automated operations. Developers can use a single platform for hosting their microservices, legacy, and serverless applications.

OpenShift Serverless is based on the open source Knative project, which provides portability and consistency across hybrid and multi-cloud environments by enabling an enterprise-grade serverless platform.

3.2. Supported configurations

The set of supported features, configurations, and integrations for OpenShift Serverless, current and past versions, are available at the Supported Configurations page.

3.3. Next steps