Chapter 1. Executive Summary

Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform 3 is built around a core of application containers, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Atomic Host and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. OpenShift Origin is the upstream community project that brings it all together along with extensions, to accelerate application development and deployment.

This reference environment provides a comprehensive example demonstrating how OpenShift Container Platform 3 can be set up to take advantage of the native high availability capabilities of Kubernetes and Amazon Web Services in order to create a highly available OpenShift Container Platform 3 environment. The configuration consists of three OpenShift Container Platform masters, three OpenShift Container Platform infrastructure nodes, two OpenShift Container Platform application nodes, and native Amazon Web Services integration. In addition to the configuration, operational management tasks are shown to demonstrate functionality.