Cloud Native ComputingCXOsDevelopersNewsOpen Source

Red Hat OpenShift 4.3 On IBM Cloud Offers New Security Features


IBM has announced the availability of Red Hat OpenShift 4.3 on IBM Cloud. With this fully cloud managed offering, the master for your clusters is protected by IBM Cloud’s architecture, configuration, and tools.

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is claimed to be the only commercial offering that provides cluster-admin access without the risk of an admin being able to take down the master.

  • With the latest technical benefits, IBM said it is continuously backing up etcd thus mitigating the threat of data loss in the unlikely case of a complete master outage.
  • Red Hat OpenShift 4.3 on IBM Cloud offers better access to controls and easier cluster management.
  • Further, the latest update provides autoscaling masters with 99.99% SLA with the high availability setting of multi-zone regions. This means your workloads can expand quickly, while you don’t worry about capacity. You can also autoscale your workers to meet your app’s capacity needs.
  • Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud provides total control over worker node provisioning and flexibility with worker pools, so you no longer worry about over- and under-provisioning your apps. Also, it provides chores for PCI, HIPAA, ISO27K, GDPR, SOC1, and SOC2 Type 2.

Additionally, with OpenShift 4.3, users can access the following new capabilities as-a-service: Operators, Knative, Service mesh and Increased security.