What are main differences between openshift , aks and native kubernetes
I think David’s question is spot on.
Native Kubernetes is the Upsteam Project that anyone can "try" to deploy & utilize but you get support from the community.
AKS is Azure’s managed service offering for Kubernetes (i.e. PaaS ) that is supported by Azure so you can focus on what’s inside the containers.
OpenShift is Red Hat’s offering of Kubernetes with additional features on top such as hw/sw certifications, developer tooling, and support. OpenShift can run in any environment(Bare metal, Virtual Machines, Public clouds) whereas you are of course limited to Azure with AKS.
Kubernetes is just an orchestrator , however to build a total solution there are many steps:
1) Install OS 2) Install K8s 3) Configure Networking 4) Configure Monitoring 5) Auth 6 )Configure Logging 7) Securing the whole stack 8) Build Ci/CD pipeline 9) Maybe ISTIO
And the list goes on and on:
Very time consuming + very hard to maintain and control at scale , we didnt mention things can break
Openshift decided to provide a full stack starting the OS ( Red Hat CoreOS) , Native K8s , and all the additional layers already integrated so you or customers can start working from day ONE. All supported and All secured – it just works out of the box. and yes – CI/CD pipeline are integrated within the product .( Operators )
Red Hat contribute back to the community so everyone can enjoy the features
More info –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTPFwXsM2po
Hope it helps
These answers are all very spot on.