A Brief Introduction to Kubernetes, OpenShift, Red Hat Marketplace and Joget DX
TLDR: Cloud native technologies like containers and Kubernetes are the future of enterprise IT, and Red Hat Marketplace has been launched to provide a simpler way to try, buy and manage certified enterprise software for cloud native environments. Joget is proud to be a launch partner of Red Hat Marketplace, and this article introduces the Joget DX low code application platform on Red Hat Marketplace for rapid no-code / low-code application development.
Containers and Kubernetes as the Future of Enterprise IT
Much has been written about cloud-native technologies like containers and container orchestration as the future of enterprise IT, with Kubernetes (abbreviated as K8s) as the de facto standard. Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today. If you are not familiar with Kubernetes, read about what the hype is all about.
In reality though, it is not all a bed of roses. Implementing Kubernetes in an enterprise environment is hard, before even considering the difficulty in developing, discovering, purchasing, installing, running and maintaining your business applications. This is where Red Hat OpenShift and the newly launched Red Hat Marketplace play game changing roles together with a no-code / low-code platform like Joget DX.
Red Hat Marketplace, OpenShift and Joget: Certified and Trusted Software for the Enterprise
Kubernetes itself, along with a lot of other software, are open source and free, but an old post from the Red Hat blog presents a good analogy: would you drink water from an untrusted source, or even want to process free water from a river yourself? Clearly, no, and for enterprises the same approach to software would introduce many unacceptable business and technology risks.
Red Hat OpenShift is essentially a production ready distribution of Kubernetes with assured quality, enhanced security and additional developer features certified and supported by Red Hat, the leading open source software provider.
OpenShift fulfills the infrastructure layer, but does not address similar challenges for other enterprise software. As such, Red Hat Marketplace was conceived to fill that role. Built by Red Hat and operated by IBM, it aims to provide a simpler way to try, buy and manage certified enterprise software. Offering a broad range of commercial solutions, Red Hat Marketplace makes it easier for enterprises by offering streamlined billing, responsive support and simplified governance. And the key point is that all offerings are trusted and certified for OpenShift, so enterprises can be assured of the security and quality of the software.
No-code / Low-Code Application Development with Joget DX
Kubernetes and OpenShift greatly accelerates and simplifies infrastructure provisioning, deployment, scaling and monitoring. However, when developing traditional business applications, a much larger proportion of effort (up to 80 or 90 percent) involves application development rather than infrastructure activities.
Fortunately, the rise to prominence of low-code platforms are disrupting how application development is done today. Gartner predicts that by 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.
With a modern open source, no-code/low-code platform like Joget DX, organizations can empower citizen developers using a visual no-code approach, while allowing professional developers to extend and integrate the platform with low-code when required.
Combining the best of process automation, workflow management and rapid application development, Joget supports full fledged end-to-end applications for cloud and mobile. Joget DX also introduces many new innovative features in Progressive Web Apps (PWA), application performance management (APM) and artificial intelligence (AI).
When allied with the Red Hat Marketplace, Joget DX can greatly accelerate an organization’s digital transformation and citizen development initiatives. Joget is proud to be a launch partner of Red Hat Marketplace, with Joget DX available as a certified operator for automated deployment.
To deploy Joget DX from the Red Hat Marketplace, step-by-step instructions are available in the Joget knowledge base guide.
Get Started with Joget
Once you have deployed Joget DX, you can start visually developing apps directly from the web browser. The webinar recording below includes a video demonstration of the Joget DX deployment, as well as creating an app in minutes.
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