Google Announced to Launch Containers on Cloud with Red Hat

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Fremont, CA: Google and Red Hat had announced that Red Hat's OpenShift Dedicated container application platform would soon be available on the Google Cloud Platform. The OpenShift Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) allows developers to quickly code, host, and scale applications in a cloud environment. According to the Google blog post, in the coming months, Google will be working with Red Hat to integrate and deliver OpenShift Dedicated container application platform on Google cloud platform, to help users in adopting containers in an easy way.

This post also describes that Google Compute Engine (GCE) will support Red Hat to unlock the power of containers through the Kubernetes project and Cloud Native Computing Foundation and also assist cloud native application development. According to the Google’s Post, "In this initial phase, you'll have access to improved support for containers using Kubernetes and OpenShift, as well as access to powerful GCP services designed to help you make better use of data."

Furthermore, the post said that both Google and Red Hat has joined hands to fulfill customer’s needs. Additionally, the services— Improved security, Services and ecosystem, Dynamic scheduling, Storage, Cross cloud portability and hybrid deployments will be "underpinned by Red Hat Enterprise Linux”. The Google came out with support, and joined the Red Hat Cloud Access program. The relationship between Red Hat and Google continues to deepen with Red Hat investing heavily in Google's Kubernetes and Google supporting Red Hat products like RHEL. Recently, Red Hat's former CTO, Brian Stevens, has become the vice president of cloud platforms at Google, reports TechRepublic.

This announcement will win Google some points in the enterprise for its cloud offering as the Google Cloud Platform is often criticized as lacking some of the tools and features of Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure—and it appears to be running a clear third to those two platforms in enterprise adoption.