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 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.

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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, all from the AWS console.

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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 through the 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 150+ AWS cloud-native compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and other services.

Integrated support experience

Jointly operated & supported by Red Hat & AWS with an integrated support experience and 99.95% uptime SLA.

Unified bill

Receive a single bill from AWS for both Red Hat OpenShift & AWS consumption.

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.

On-demand pricing - $0.171/hour/4vCPU

1 Year Reserved instance - $0.114/hour/4vCPU

3 year Reserved instance - $0.076/hour/4vCPU

Frequently Asked Questions

Both Red Hat and AWS engineering teams are working towards GA in the coming months. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated are currently available on AWS and customers looking to use Red Hat OpenShift on AWS can use these options today.

If you are interested in joining the preview of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS, please fill out this form to register your interest.

Customers looking to leverage the power of OpenShift on AWS with a managed service now have an additional option to get started with Red Hat OpenShift. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS also makes it easier for customers to migrate existing workloads from on-premises to a fully-managed environment on AWS.

Today, customers have a couple of options to deploy Red Hat OpenShift on AWS: 

  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated

    • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a fully-managed OpenShift service on AWS, operated by Red Hat. Customers can purchase this service through Red Hat and may purchase AWS infrastructure through Red Hat as part of the service or separately from AWS.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on AWS

This service adds a third deployment option, a fully-managed OpenShift service jointly managed and supported by Red Hat and AWS that is launched directly through the AWS console and invoiced as part of your AWS bill.


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.

Red Hat, along with AWS, plan to enhance the getting started experience through the AWS Management Console by making it easy to create Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS clusters, manage them, and streamline authentication later in 2021. In addition, we are  exploring opportunities to improve the IAM permissions experience, integration with AWS EC2  Networking, Amazon Controllers for Kubernetes, and Amazon’s official Kubernetes networking and storage plugins for a more integrated experience.

Customers can access the service on-demand through the AWS console. As with other AWS services, such as EC2, customers will not have to explicitly purchase the service, they will just spin up Red Hat OpenShift clusters and will be charged based on their consumption.

You can use hourly pricing (pay-as-you-go), or annual pricing.

No. You will receive a single invoice from AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a jointly-supported service. Customers can call either Red Hat or AWS for support.

No, this is a joint service that uses Marketplace for billing and metering.

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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