Introduction The OpenShift platform is a “batteries included” distribution of Kubernetes. It comes with EVERYTHING you need to run a Kubernetes platform from a developer and sysadmin-friendly UI, to monitoring, alerting, platform configuration, and ingress networking. OpenShift was one of the first Kubernetes distributions to realize that having a Kubernetes platform that solved how to load-balance incoming requests for applications was important. OpenShift achieved this through the use of “Routes”. Upstream in Kubernetes this need has been implemented through the use of Ingress, and more recently Gateway API.