What's New in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6

Greater security and compliance

  • A PCI DSS product applicability guide, which helps organizations that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information understand how the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) impacts Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and understand what considerations they should make in adopting the solution.
  • Secrets encryption and image signing, the former of which allows for the encryption of secrets at rest in backend storage and will be available shortly after the launch of OpenShift 3.6. Today, OpenShift 3.6 offers an ability for platform administrators to enforce signature usage on image content in projects, helping to provide greater assurance that the software tenants running on specific systems is actually allowed to run there.
  • Enhancements to NetworkPolicy (Technology Preview) for greater and more nuanced control for how applications can talk to each other and what network resources they expose. NetworkPolicy enables users to make services available while limiting who can access a given application on the network.

Consistency for hybrid and multi-cloud footprints

  • Service Broker and Service Catalog (Technology Preview) helps users to search for, provision and bind application services to their OpenShift applications, whether those services run in their data center or public cloud.
  • OpenShift Template Broker (Technology Preview) enables users to select OpenShift Templates through the new Service Catalog user interface, to deploy multi-container application services in OpenShift.
  • Ansible Playbook Broker (Technology Preview) enables the use of Ansible Playbooks for deploying application services on OpenShift and to help bind applications together, regardless of whether the services come from within the OpenShift cluster or elsewhere, including the public cloud.
  • Integrated install of Container Native Storage built with Red Hat Gluster Storage delivers highly available, three way replicated storage for the OpenShift registry as well as ready-to-consume persistent storage on initial installation of OpenShift.

Accelerate Application Delivery

Using the automation technologies and cloud architecture of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to standardize and streamline developer workflows, IT organizations can provision quickly, build efficiently, and get apps to market faster.

Self-Service Platform

Developers can quickly and easily create applications on demand directly from the tools they use most. Operators can leverage placement and policy to orchestrate environments that meet their best practices.

Polyglot, Multi-Language Support

Developers have the choice and the ability to run multiple languages, frameworks, and databases on the same platform. Allows customers to more easily take advantage of the Docker eco-system.


OpenShift provides an immutable, container-based platform based on Docker to deploy and run applications and microservices. Learn more.


OpenShift automates application builds, deployments, scaling, health management and more leveraging integrated components from Kubernetes. Learn more.


OpenShift allows platform architects the choice to incorporate persistence into their application component while still be able to offer stateless cloud native design.

Application Centric Networking

Software defined networking found in OpenShift allow operators to leverage OpenvSwitch or plug into an existing investment. In either case, OpenShift offers real IP services to dynamic end points across the PaaS platform. Learn more.

Multiple Interaction Models

Developers can create and manage applications utilizing a rich set of command-line tools, a powerful multi-device web console, or an Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment such as JBoss Developer Studio.

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Open and Extensible

Built with proven open source technologies from established communities. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • Application Portability

    Built around a standardized container model powered by Docker. Which means that any application created on OpenShift can easily run anywhere that supports docker.

  • Collaboration

    Unlike some legacy platforms, collaboration on OpenShift is unobstructed by bloated process. Developers can easily add or remove team members to a project.

  • Open Source

    Which means true transparency instead of some of those "Open Core" choices out there. It's not just with source code either, that includes best practices.

  • Scalable

    Enables applications to be scaled easily to handle increased traffic and demand on the applications.

  • Choice of Cloud Infrastructure

    OpenShift provides customers with the choice to run on top of physical or virtual, public or private cloud, and even hybrid cloud infrastructure. This gives IT the freedom to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in a way that best fits within the existing infrastructure.

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How Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Works

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is built around a core of application containers powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes, on a foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


Developers can easily and quickly develop applications using either the web console, command-line interface (CLI), or integrated development environment (IDE).


The developer can push code to be built and run on OpenShift through their software version control solution or OpenShift can be integrated with a developer's own automated build and continuous integration/continuous deployment system.


OpenShift then orchestrates where application containers will run and manages the the application to ensure it's available for end users.


With your app running in the cloud you can monitor, debug, and tune on the fly. Experience a surge in web traffic? Scale your application automatically or allocate capacity ahead of time.

InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year

InfoWorld 2016 Technology of the Year

OpenShift was recognized by InfoWorld as one of 2016’s best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses.

For the second year in a row, OpenShift was the only cloud application platform offering to receive the award. InfoWorld lauded OpenShift for its wide assortment of databases, languages and application stacks.

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OpenShift provides a wide range of languages and services, deployed as containers. Containers can be web frameworks or stateful services such as databases and messaging services and can connect to external backends.

Application Images

Database Images

Red Hat JBoss Middleware for OpenShift

Quickstart Application Templates

Community Container Images

OpenShift 3 allows you to take advantage of a large community of Docker formatted Linux containers. From the Red Hat Container Catalog to community registries such as Docker Hub or on-premise corporate implementations, OpenShift's ability to work directly with the Docker API helps it unlock a new world of content for your developers.