Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Highly available, OpenShift clusters as-a-service on IBM Cloud, that leverage the enterprise security of IBM.

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What is Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud?

Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud™ is a fully-managed OpenShift service that leverages the enterprise scale and security of IBM Cloud, so you can focus on developing and managing your applications.

Deploy highly available, OpenShift clusters as-a-service with the click of a button on IBM Cloud. Move and build OpenShift-based workloads on a managed public cloud service to gain increased responsiveness, scalability, and reliability.

Take advantage of the latest version of OpenShift while optimizing costs with flexible pricing, and compliance for the key industry certifications: PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC1 and SOC2 Type 2.

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Fully-managed , trusted enterprise Kubernetes

Highly available OpenShift clusters as-a-service on IBM Cloud with automated provisioning, installation and configuration of infrastructure, including compute, network and storage. Automatic upgrades of components (operating system, OpenShift components, and in-cluster services).

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  • Move workloads and data more securely with Bring Your Own Key; FIPS 140-2 Type 4 encryption
  • Security patch management for operating system and OpenShift
  • Enterprise isolation including dedicated compute, bare metal servers and private clusters

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Maintain regulatory compliance

Azure Red Hat OpenShift helps you address comprehensive continuous security and compliance needs with industry-specific standards and regulations such as SOC, HIPAA, ISO, PCI DSS, and more.

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  • Automatic multizone deployment in multizone regions with failure discovery, including integration with IBM Cloud Internet Service to manage cross-zone traffic routing
  • Enterprise experts: extreme scale such as Weather Company's 20K+ managed clusters and 99.99% SLA

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New Forrester Wave™ report

The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020. Red Hat named a leader, across 29 criteria and 8 vendors.

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Features and benefits

Get up and running quickly

Start fast and small using one-click provisioning and metered billing, with no long-term commitment.

Continuous availability

Continuous availability with multizone clusters across 6 regions and 35 data centers.


Build beyond the basics and take advantage of the push-button integrations with Red Hat middleware and advanced services like Watson AI and 190+ IBM Cloud services.

Improved developer experience

Dashboards with a native OpenShift experience. Vulnerability Advisor detects common security issues for you.


Built-in industry compliance including PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC1 and SOC2 Type 2.

Premium support

24x7 global Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) support.

Frequently asked questions

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is a managed service that offers OpenShift clusters on Microsoft Azure. It is jointly engineered and operated by Microsoft and Red Hat with an integrated support experience. Each Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a service hosted and managed by Red Hat that offers clusters in a virtual private cloud on AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Online is a multi-tenant cloud service that allows individual developers to quickly gain access to a hosted OpenShift environment.

Each Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster comes with a fully-managed control plane (master and infrastructure nodes), application nodes, installation management by Red Hat and Microsoft SRE, joint Red Hat and Microsoft support, cluster services (such as logging, metrics, monitoring, notifications portal), and cluster portal.

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

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

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

Azure Red Hat OpenShift can be purchased by contacting your Red Hat or Microsoft account manager. If you do not yet have an account manager, please complete this form and someone from our sales team will contact you. If you already have an Azure account, go here to buy now.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is configured for each individual customer. At the moment we do not offer a free trial or proof of concept for Azure Red Hat OpenShift.

Customers will be directly billed by Microsoft only, like any other paid Azure service.

No, you don’t need to sign a contract with Red Hat. Customers will be billed by Microsoft only, like any other paid Azure service.

Yes. Microsoft customers are able to use their existing Azure Monetary Commitment against the Red Hat OpenShift managed service on Azure offering.

A customer can choose either a Single-AZ deployment for each Azure Red Hat OpenShift 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.

All regions where Azure is available.

Currently, only Azure Active Directory is supported.

Red Hat and Microsoft Operations are jointly 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.

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

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

Azure Red Hat OpenShift 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.

A number of Red Hat Middleware services are available as add-ons for Azure Red Hat OpenShift, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server (included), Red Hat AMQ, Red Hat Process Automation Manager Intelligent Process Server, Red Hat Decision Manager Decision Server, Red Hat Data Grid, Red Hat Data Virtualization, Red Hat Fuse Integration Services, and single sign-on.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift currently supports MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis.

Currently, we do not allow users to run processes within containers that require root user privileges for security reasons (see here).

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