Harvard Architecture’s graduate students have designed a microservices framework to help enterprises design their own data-management systems, a major shift in architecture from the traditional architectures of databases, storage and databases.
The project, called OpenShift, is the culmination of the students’ year-long research in microservices.
The students were motivated to design an open architecture for a service because of a lack of a standard for data management and performance in the traditional databases.
OpenShift, designed by students from Harvard, provides an open framework for service management that allows organizations to focus on the fundamental data management elements of a microservice.
The students also created a tool that makes it easier to track how and where a microsite is being used and how it is performing.
The project has been named a finalist in the 2017 Open Source Architectural Innovation Award.
This is the latest in a series of projects to be part of Harvard’s Open Source Architecture Program.
Harvard will host an open conference next month on microservices and other architectures.