Chapter 1. Understanding Red Hat build of MicroShift
Get an overview of what you can do with Red Hat build of MicroShift, a Kubernetes distribution derived from OpenShift Container Platform that is designed for optimizing small form factor devices and edge computing.
1.1. About Red Hat build of MicroShift
Working with resource-constrained field environments and hardware presents many challenges not experienced with cloud computing. Red Hat build of MicroShift enables you to solve problems for edge devices by:
- Running the same Kubernetes workloads you run in the cloud, but at the edge.
- Overcoming the operational challenge of minimal system resources.
- Addressing the environmental challenges of severe networking constraints such as low or no connectivity.
- Meeting the physical constraint of hard-to-access locations by installing your system images directly on edge devices.
- Building on and integrating with edge-optimized operating systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Edge.
Red Hat build of MicroShift has the simplicity of single-node deployment with the functions and services you need for computing in resource-constrained locations. You can have many deployments on different hosts, creating the specific system image needed for each of your applications.