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Chapter 8. Conclusion

Red Hat solutions involving the OpenShift Container Platform are created to deliver a production-ready foundation that simplifies the deployment process, shares the latest best practices, and provides a stable highly available environment on which to run production applications.

This reference architecture covered the following topics:

  • A completely provisioned infrastructure in Microsoft Azure public cloud
  • OpenShift Container Platform three routers and three registry services deployed in dedicated infrastructure nodes
  • Native integration with Microsoft Azure services as:

    • Azure Load Balancer for load balancing the API and console and for the applications running in OpenShift Container Platform
    • Azure VHD storage for persistent storage of container images
    • Azure Premium Storage for docker storage on each node
    • Azure Blob Storage for registry to increase scaling
    • Azure Availability Zones to increase reliability
  • Creation of applications
  • Validating the environment
  • Testing failover

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