Chapter 1. Solution overview

This section provides an overview of the target use cases, benefits to IT and business, and a high level overview of the end-to-end solution architecture.

1.1. Target use cases

This Reference Architecture is valuable for Enterprise, Telco IT, Government, and IT Service Provider organizations that intend to deploy a Private Cloud solution with programmable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Containers as a Service (CaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities. Some of the key targeted use cases with this solution are software developer cloud, and web, mobile, AI/ML, and analytics workloads.

1.2. Solution benefits for IT and business

Listed below are the key benefits of this solution for IT organizations, and how it derives value for the business:

  • Faster time to value and innovation as this Reference Architecture will save a lot of time that may have historically been required to design, deploy, and test the full solution stack comprised of several Red Hat products (such as OpenShift, OpenStack, RHEL, and Ceph) and products from our ecosystem partners.
  • Simplify and de-risks deployments as all the desired best practices for the full solution stack are already pre-validated by Red Hat, resulting in a highly prescriptive solution to ensure success.
  • Cost efficiency as the Reference Architecture is based on open source technologies, fully supported by Red Hat.