Red Hat OpenShift  Kubernetes Engine

Start your OpenShift journey with the core functionality

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What is Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine?

OpenShift Kubernetes Engine provides you with the basic functionality of OpenShift. This lets you explore the benefits of OpenShift in an entry-level solution to experience why the OpenShift experience is better than all other Kubernetes solutions.

At the heart of every OpenShift installation are the core components of RHEL CoreOS, Kubernetes, and basic cluster services - all deployed using a fully-automated installer. This process is the foundation of the OpenShift experience, which can automate the upgrade and management functions of the platform.

Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes engine is built from the most innovative upstream open source projects, and supported by Red Hat.

No VMs to operate, no patching required

Master, infrastructure, and compute nodes managed by Red Hat, backed by enterprise support.

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Option to bring your own cloud

Use your Amazon Web Services account to leverage your existing AWS discounts, or purchase a standard cluster through Red Hat.

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Multi-availability zone stretched clusters

Deploy clusters across multiple availability zones in supported regions to maximize availability. Deployable to any AWS region except China and GovCloud.

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Choice of instance types

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

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Features


High availability


Multiple masters and infrastructure nodes ensure that your cluster has no single point of failure.

Virtual Private Cloud integration


Use VPC peering or configure your cluster’s VPC to connect to your existing VPCs and on-premises networks.

Premium support


Engineered, operated, and supported by Red Hat with a 99.5% uptime SLA and 24x7 coverage.

Flexible authentication options


Configure authentication to your cluster using LDAP, OpenID connect, GitHub and more.

Integrated container registry


A secure internal OpenShift registry is integrated with each cluster and ready to use out-of-the-box.

Logging, metrics, and monitoring


OpenShift Dedicated includes services for monitoring cluster events, tracking usage, and capacity planning.

Understanding the differences

With OpenShift Kubernetes Engine, you now have more choices when starting your OpenShift journey.

  • If you’re curious to understand why OpenShift and the Operator methodology is an easier way to deploy base Kubernetes functionality, OpenShift Kubernetes Engine is your first step into the OpenShift experience. Explore the differences that make OpenShift a better choice.

  • If you’re looking at the needs of developers deploying enterprise applications at-scale, then Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a better, more complete choice. Our developer console, for example, offers developers an experience that aligns the capabilities of OpenShift to the way developers work and deploy applications. You'll also find OpenShift Container Platform has application and developer services that most containerized applications rely on.

 

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Your first step into the OpenShift experience

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Deploy enterprise applications at-scale

Key features

 


What is it good for?

A starting point for those curious to understand what makes OpenShift and the Operator methodology an easier way to deploy Kubernetes clusters.


Automated installers


Over-the-air updates


Enterprise-grade security




Administrator web console



User workload monitoring



Platform logging


Developer web console


Developer application catalog


Source-to-image (S2I) and Tekton Builders


OpenShift Service Mesh (Istio / Kiali / Jaeger)




Embedded IBM Cloud Pak™ and Red Hat Middleware Bundles


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Choose Red Hat OpenShift as your Kubernetes solution

When organizations need solutions that are designed to enterprise standards, they turn to Red Hat. We’ve built a Kubernetes experience designed to reduce the operational overhead so you can start deploying containerized applications quickly.

With OpenShift Kubernetes Engine and OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat offers you a choice for where to start your Kubernetes journey.

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Why OpenShift?

As a long-time contributor to the upstream Kubernetes project, Red Hat has the expertise you need behind your container platform. From that expertise has come the perspective of how to enhance the power of Kubernetes with additional capabilities found from the open-source community. This broader Kubernetes ecosystem provides a wide range of choices, but finding a balance between choice and complexity can be difficult to define…and manage.

By including community-driven open source projects like Prometheus, Grafana, and kubevirt into OpenShift, you have immediate access to the value of those projects. You don’t have to spend cycles on integration and testing, just install OpenShift and have those capabilities immediately available to you.

Frequently asked questions

Product

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated 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). We are actively working on a fix for this issue that will be made available in a future version of OpenShift.

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 either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).


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 or GCP. Each Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).


What does Red Hat Openshift Dedicated include?

The Base Package for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated consists of a minimum of 3 master and 3 infrastructure nodes configured for high availability, 4 application nodes - each with 4vCPU and 16GB memory, and 100GB of high speed SSD persistent storage. Each application node includes 12TB of network I/O per year for your cluster for a total of 48TB (4 x 12TB) in the Base Package.


Does Red Hat Openshift Dedicated run on dedicated hardware?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated runs on shared hardware on AWS or GCP. 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 or GCP?

No. Red Hat manages payment and support with the infrastructure vendor. The customer will only need to interact with Red Hat.

What types of customizations are available?

Cluster availability region, cluster id, VPN, and user authentication integration are customizable. AWS clusters can also leverage VPC Peering.


What regions are available for my infrastructure?

All AWS regions are available except China and GovCloud. All GCP regions are available.


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, 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?

As an administrative user, the customer has the ability to add/remove users and projects. Any 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 updates via a custom status portal. This is set up as part of onboarding,so you willare always be informed of any notifications.

Which languages are supported by Red Hat Openshift Dedicated?

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated supports Java (8), .NET Core (1.0, 1.1, 2.0), Node.js (0.10, 4, 6), PHP (5.5, 5.6, 7), Python (2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5), Ruby (2.0, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4), and Perl (5.16, 5.20, 5.24). Jenkins (1.x, 2.x) is also available for CI/CD. Tomcat (7, 8), with support for with Java (7, 8, EE), 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 (10.1), MongoDB (2.4, 2.6, 3.2), MySQL (5.6, 5.7), PostgreSQL (9.2, 9.4, 9.5), and Redis (3.2). 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 fix for this issue that will be made available in a future version of OpenShift.

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