Chapter 7. Summary

To summarize, organizations across the globe are looking to rapidly develop innovative software applications, and a lot of these applications have to be deployed in an on-premises private cloud or in a co-location facility for various reasons (for example, security and compliance, data affinity, performance, among others). The IT organizations responsible for operating the private cloud desire it to be simple, agile, flexible, secure, cost efficient, and be a part of their overall Hybrid and Multi cloud architecture.

This Reference Architecture showcased a prescriptive and pre-validated private cloud solution from Red Hat that allows you to run IT as a Service (ITaaS), and provides rapid provisioning and lifecycle management of containerized apps, virtual machines (VMs), and associated application and infrastructure services. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat Ceph Storage are the key architectural components of this solution. It can be easily extended to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud with OpenShift Container Platform serving as the common container and kubernetes platform across all clouds. As noted in the previous section, extensive lab testing validated the solution, so that organizations can quickly deploy it and achieve fast time to value by eliminating time required to develop best practices.