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Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Fully-managed Red Hat® OpenShift® service on Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Build, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications with Red Hat OpenShift running natively on AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a fully-managed and jointly supported Red Hat OpenShift offering that combines the power of Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform, and the AWS public cloud.

Fully-managed

Fully-managed Red Hat OpenShift service, backed by an enterprise class service-level agreement (SLA).

Installation, monitoring, management, maintenance, and upgrades are performed by Red Hat site reliability engineers (SRE) covering the complete stack including the control plane, worker nodes and key services.

Accelerate time to value with managed application services: Red Hat OpenShift API Management, Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka, and Red Hat OpenShift Data Science. These are available for an additional subscription.

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Empower developers to innovate

Give your team the focus and tools to accelerate the development process with familiar APIs and existing Red Hat OpenShift tools for deployment in AWS.

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Flexible consumption-based pricing

Scale as your business needs and pay-as-you-go with flexible pricing with an on-demand hourly or annual billing model.

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Clear path to hybrid cloud deployments

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS delivers the production-ready Kubernetes that many enterprises already use on-premises today, simplifying the ability to shift workloads to the AWS public cloud as business needs dictate.

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Features and benefits

Native AWS service


A native AWS service accessed on-demand from the AWS Management console, supported by AWS and Red Hat and billed through AWS.

Self-service deployment


Create fully-managed Red Hat OpenShift clusters in minutes with self-service deployment so you can get up and running quickly.

AWS service integration


Take advantage of the 170+ AWS cloud-native compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and other services.

Integrated support & billing experience


Jointly operated & supported by Red Hat & AWS with an integrated support experience and 99.95% uptime SLA. Customers will also receive a single bill from AWS for both OpenShift & AWS consumption.

Regulatory Compliance


Address comprehensive security and compliance needs with industry-specific standards and regulations such as SOC-2, ISO-27001, PCI-DSS

Maximum availability


Deploy clusters across multiple Availability Zones in supported regions to maximize availability.

Cluster node scaling


Easily add or remove compute nodes to match resource demand.

Optimized clusters


Choose from memory-optimized, compute-optimized, or general purpose EC2 instance types, with clusters sized to meet your needs.

Global availability


Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is available for purchase in all countries where AWS is commercially available.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS pricing

Flexible on-demand pricing

Deploy a cluster using on-demand pricing, or purchase Red Hat OpenShift application node reserved instances to deploy your first cluster, whichever best meets the needs of your workload and business.

Hourly cluster fee - $0.03/hour

Worker node pricing:
On-demand pricing           - $0.171/hour/4vCPU
1 year Reserved instance  - $1,000/year/4 vCPU (approx. $0.114/hour/4 vCPU)
3 year Reserved instance - $2,000/3 years/4 vCPU (approx. $0.076/hour/4 vCPU)

*Prices listed do not include EC2 costs for control plane, infra & worker nodes

Frequently Asked Questions

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS delivers a fully-managed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, optimized for performance, scalability, and security. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is hosted on Amazon Web Services public cloud and jointly managed by Red Hat and AWS. Some options and administrative functions may be restricted or unavailable. A Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscription entitles you to host and manage the software on your infrastructure of choice.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a fully managed implementation of OpenShift Container Platform deployed and operated on AWS, jointly managed and supported by both Red Hat and AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a service hosted and fully-managed by Red Hat that offers clusters in a virtual private cloud on AWS or Google Cloud Platform

Each Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster comes with a fully-managed control plane (master nodes) and application nodes. Installation, management, maintenance and upgrades are  monitored by Red Hat SRE with joint Red Hat and Amazon support.  Cluster services (such as logging, metrics, monitoring) are available as well.

Each Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster is dedicated to a given customer and lives within the customer's subscription.

Yes. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS will integrate with a range of AWS compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and various application services which will enable customers to benefit from the robust portfolio of AWS services which scale on-demand across the globe. These AWS native services will be directly accessible to quickly deploy and scale services through the same management interface.

ROSA is supported by AWS and Red Hat, and you have the option to contact support from either company to begin troubleshooting. Any escalations that are necessary will be facilitated as necessary by AWS and Red Hat to engage the best team to address the issues.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is available for purchase in all countries where AWS is commercially available.

Customers can acquire the service directly from the AWS console on their own. As with other AWS services, such as EC2, customers will just spin up OpenShift clusters and will be charged based on their consumption. Customers can also contact their Red Hat or AWS representative.

You will receive a single invoice from AWS.

Yes, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS fully qualifies for 100% of the spend on the AWS Enterprise Discount Program.

See supported resources for a list of global regions where Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is supported.

See Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS virtual machine sizes for a list of virtual machine sizes you can use with a Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster.

You are granted Cluster Admin rights on the clusters you create.

No. In order to maintain our ability to provide seamless updates to your clusters, only Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) workers are supported by Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS.

See supported mechanisms here.

Red Hat SRE is responsible for provisioning, managing, and upgrading the Red Hat OpenShift platform as well as monitoring the core cluster infrastructure for availability. They are not responsible for managing the application lifecycle of applications that run on the platform.

An administrative user has the ability to add/remove users and projects, manage project quotas, view cluster usage statistics, and change the default project template. Admins can also scale a cluster up or down, and even delete an existing cluster.

Yes. ROSA clusters are deployed in your account with support for existing VPCs. We suggest you follow security best practices for application isolation and least privileges when considering placement

Customers can define the upgrade policy and schedule for their clusters in OpenShift Cluster Manager. Clusters can be configured to be automatically upgraded during a customer defined maintenance window to the latest release, for example “Saturday at 02:00 UTC” or clusters can be upgraded to a specific release at a date and time specified by the customer. Following best practices helps ensure minimal to no downtime.

All upgrades are monitored and managed by Red Hat’s SREs service.

We do not distinguish between the two types of maintenance. Our teams are available 24/7/365 and do not use traditional scheduled “out-of-hours” maintenance windows.

The host operating systems and OpenShift software are updated through the general upgrade process.

Customers are able to select Application, Infrastructure, and Audit log streams to be forwarded.

Not applicable to this offering. Node access is not enabled. Worker nodes are fully managed by the SRE team.

What is Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated?

OpenShift Dedicated is a complete OpenShift cluster provided as a cloud service, configured for high availability (HA), and dedicated to a single customer (single-tenant). OpenShift Dedicated is managed by Red Hat Operations, providing increased security and years of operational experience working with OpenShift in both development and production. OpenShift Dedicated also comes with award-winning 24x7 Red Hat Premium Support.


Where is Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated located?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are revamping our Dedicated Offering on Google Cloud and will make it available in early 2020.


How Is Openshift Dedicated different than Openshift Online?

OpenShift Online is a multi-tenant cloud service that allows individual developers to quickly gain access to a hosted OpenShift environment. OpenShift Dedicated is a service hosted and managed by Red Hat that offers clusters in a virtual private cloud on AWS. Each Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).


What does Red Hat Openshift Dedicated include?

Each OpenShift Dedicated cluster comes with a fully managed control plane (Master and Infrastructure nodes), application nodes, installation and management by Red Hat SRE, premium Red Hat Support, and cluster services such as logging, metrics, monitoring, notifications portal, and cluster portal.


Does Red Hat Openshift Dedicated run on dedicated hardware?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated runs on shared hardware on AWS. Each Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).


How is Red Hat Openshift Dedicated different than Red Hat Openshift Container Platform?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated uses the same code base as Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, but is installed in an opinionated way - optimized for performance, scalability, and security. Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is hosted in the public cloud and managed by Red Hat. Some options and administrative functions are restricted or unavailable on OpenShift Dedicated. A Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscription entitles you to host and manage the software on your own infrastructure.

How can I purchase Red Hat Openshift Dedicated?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated can be purchased by contacting your Red Hat account manager. If you do not yet have an account manager, please complete this form and someone from our sales team will contact you.


Is Red Hat Openshift Dedicated available for purchase in all countries?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is available for purchase in all countries where Red Hat does business.


Can I try Red Hat Openshift dedicated before I buy?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a premium cloud service, configured for each individual customer. At the moment we do not offer a free trial or PoC for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated.


Will I receive an invoice from AWS?

There are two models available for OpenShift Dedicated. In the Standard pricing model, Red Hat manages payment and support with the cloud infrastructure vendor. The customer will only need to interact with Red Hat. In the Bring your own cloud model, a customer will pay the cloud infrastructure vendor directly for components and usage.

What types of customizations are available?

A customer can choose either a Single-AZ or Multi-AZ (stretch) deployment for each OpenShift Dedicated cluster. In addition, customers can choose from standard, memory-optimized, or compute-optimized application nodes. Cluster availability region, cluster id, VPC peering/VPN configuration, and user authentication integration are also customizable.


What regions are available for my infrastructure?

All AWS regions are available except China and GovCloud. Multi-AZ clusters can only be deployed in AWS regions with 3+ availability zones.


Can I use my existing user authentication system?

Yes, our customer enablement team will work with you during the provisioning process to integrate your Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated instance with your existing authentication system.


What authentication mechanisms are supported?

OpenID Connect, Google OAuth, GitHub OAuth, GitLab OAuth, and LDAP.

Which services are performed by Red Hat Operations?

Red Hat Operations is responsible for provisioning, managing, and upgrading the OpenShift platform as well as monitoring the core cluster infrastructure for availability. They are not responsible for managing the application lifecycle of applications that run on the platform.


How do I make configuration changes to my cluster?

An administrative user has the ability to add/remove users and projects, manage project quotas, view cluster usage statistics, and change the default project template. Other changes to the cluster, such as updating authentication integration or VPN settings, can be requested via the support portal.


Will updates to Openshift and middleware services that have been purchased be rolled out to Red Hat Openshift Dedicated customers?

Updates to the platform will be managed by the operations team and customers will be notified in advance of any maintenance schedules for updates.


How will Red Hat Operations communicate events such as product updates and scheduled maintenance?

Red Hat will provide cluster and maintenance updates through a custom status portal. A customer can manage user access and notification types for their portal.

Which languages are supported by Red Hat Openshift Dedicated?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated supports Java, .NET Core , Node.js , PHP, Python, Ruby, and Perl. Jenkins is also available for CI/CD. Tomcat, with support for with Java, is available via Red Hat JBoss Web Server. Supported Quickstart application templates are available for CakePHP, Dancer, Django, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails. View all.


Are JBoss Middleware services available on Red Hat Openshift Dedicated?

A number of JBoss Middleware Services are available as add-ons for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, including JBoss EAP, JBoss Web Server (included), JBoss A-MQ, JBoss BPM Suite Intelligent Process Server, JBoss BRMS Decision Server, JBoss Data Grid, JBoss Data Virtualization, JBoss Fuse Integration Services, and Red Hat Single Sign-On.View all.


Which database services are supported by Red Hat Openshift Dedicated?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated currently supports MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis. View all.


Can end users utilize images/containers that require root user privileges?

Currently, we do not allow users to run processes within containers that require root user privileges for security reasons (see here). We are actively working on a solution for this issue that will be made available in a future version of OpenShift.

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