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What is Knative?

What are the advantages of Knative?

With Knative, there are no server provisioning and administration tasks. This allows developers to concentrate fully on coding and no longer have to worry about setting up complex infrastructures. This advantage is supplemented by the fact that entire application components have to be integrated by a third party via BaaS (Backend as a Service) and not written in-house.

The serverless Knative environment enables code to be deployed on a Kubernetes platform such as Red Hat OpenShift. You can do this with Knative Services by packaging your code as a container image and transferring it to the system. Your code is only executed when necessary, the instances are started and stopped automatically by Knative. Resources are not consumed until your code issues requests. This approach saves operating costs because you only pay for cloud-based computing time when you need it and you don't have to run and manage your own servers around the clock.

What are the components of Knative?

Knative consists of three main components:

  • Build: a flexible approach to developing source code in containers
  • Serving: enables rapid deployment and automatic scaling of containers through a demand-driven model that delivers workloads as needed
  • Eventing: an infrastructure that consumes and produces events to trigger applications. Applications can be triggered from a wide variety of sources, e. B. from events of your own applications, from cloud services from different providers, from SaaS systems and Red Hat AMQ streams.

Knative and the advantages of open source

With Knative, serverless applications can be deployed and run on any Kubernetes platform, including the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Knative is installed on OpenShift using operators.

It is maintained and administered by an open source community, which also includes Red Hat, Google, IBM and various start-ups. Open source software puts an end to vendor ties and ensures that the balance of power shifts from IT providers to users.

Knative and Red Hat OpenShift Serverless

Red Hat® OpenShift® Serverless is a service based on the open source project Knative. This provides an enterprise-grade serverless platform that ensures portability and uniformity in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

With OpenShift Serverless, you can achieve completely serverless application development and delivery by integrating apps with OpenShift Container Platform Services such as OpenShift Service Mesh and Cluster Monitoring.

OpenShift Serverless ensures that processes are optimized because it can be easily installed on OpenShift, has already been tested in other Red Hat products and offers multiple award-winning support.


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