Amazon Red Hat OpenShift

On May 13, 2020, Red Hat and AWS announced Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, representing an expansion of our collaboration. This document provides Red Hat customers and partners with detailed information about this announcement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is being announced? 

Red Hat and AWS are collaborating to deliver Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, a jointly managed and supported OpenShift offering in the public cloud that combines the power of Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform on the AWS public cloud.

What is Amazon Red Hat OpenShift?

Amazon Red Hat OpenShift is a fully managed service of OpenShift deployed and operated on AWS, jointly managed and supported by both Red Hat and AWS.

When will it be available? 

We expect to launch a preview in the coming months and GA in the second half of 2020. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, are currently available on AWS and customers looking to leverage OpenShift on AWS can use these options today.

How can I sign up for a preview?

If you would like to participate in the upcoming preview of Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, please fill out this form to register your interest. We will notify all accepted participants via email as soon as the preview is available. 

Who is this managed service for?

Customers looking to leverage the power of OpenShift on AWS now have an additional option to get started on their OpenShift journey. 

What options do I have to run OpenShift on AWS?

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

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on AWS
    With Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform , customers are able to fully control and manage the OpenShift platform.
  • 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.

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.

Will Amazon Red Hat OpenShift integrate with other AWS services?

Yes. Amazon Red Hat OpenShift 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 170+ 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.

How can customers access Amazon Red Hat OpenShift?

Customers will be able to launch and manage OpenShift clusters directly from 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 OpenShift clusters and will be charged based on their consumption.

Will I get two different invoices from both the companies?

No. You will receive a single invoice from AWS.

Who should I call for support?

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

What is the anticipated offering model and pricing?

Amazon Red Hat OpenShift offering models, including instance sizes, terms, and pricing will be announced in the coming months.


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