The Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat OpenShift introduces a new level of integration for running OpenShift on bare metal servers. Until now, all infrastructure has been managed through separate OEM tools and separately from the management of OpenShift. This requires IT staff with unique skill sets to maintain the system, increasing operational costs.
The Dell APEX Cloud Platform Foundation software mitigates this complexity by integrating the infrastructure management into the OpenShift Web Console. This integration enables administrators to update the hardware using the same workflow that updates the OpenShift software. It also enables OpenShift administrators to manage the infrastructure using the same management tools they use to control the cluster and the applications that run on it.
The benefits of the Dell APEX Cloud Platform for Red Hat include:
The figure below shows a sample of the OpenShift Web Console.