as compared to normal k8s, OpenShift has offered the following advantages:
normal k8s typically offers 12 months of patch and fix, while OC offfers 3 years or more LTS support for both operating system and container orchestration, which is desired by large enterprise customers.
toolings for developers:
- Source to image - Built-in private repo - Image stream - Base image catelog - built-in support LB/ingress/URL
toolings for IT operations:
- RHCOS (operating immutability) - machine level scaling - a lot more