OpenShift Dedicated is a managed version of Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform, targeting enterprises. Launched in December, the Dedicated version puts Red Hat in the role of a service provider, taking care of infrastructure and operations.
Red Hat and Google are container compatriots, in the sense that both have gone all-in with Kubernetes as a container scheduler. Google started the Kubernetes project, so its commitment there isn’t exactly shocking. Red Hat had developed its own scheduling mechanism for OpenShift but switched to Kubernetes due to the community support the project was getting, says Brian Gracely, Red Hat’s director of product strategy.
Red Hat has become the second largest contributor to Kubernetes, according to a Google blog posting yesterday.
The Google Cloud version of OpenShift Dedicated comes with 100 GB of flash-based persistent storage and nine nodes of computing, among other features.