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.
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).
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.
Start fast and small using one-click provisioning and metered billing, with no long-term commitment.
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.
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.
24x7 global Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) support.
How Is Azure Red Hat OpenShift different from Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated and Red Hat OpenShift Online?
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.
What does Azure Red Hat OpenShift include?
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.
Does Azure Red Hat OpenShift run on dedicated hardware?
Azure Red Hat OpenShift runs on shared hardware on Azure. Each Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).
How is Azure Red Hat OpenShift different than Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform?
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.
Is Azure Red Hat OpenShift available for purchase in all countries?
Azure Red Hat OpenShift is available for purchase in all countries where Microsoft does business.
How can I purchase Azure Red Hat OpenShift ?
Can I try Azure Red Hat OpenShift before I buy?
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.
Will I receive an invoice from Azure?
Customers will be directly billed by Microsoft only, like any other paid Azure service.
Do I need to sign a separate contract with Red Hat to use the 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.
Will Microsoft customers be able to apply credit against existing enterprise agreements?
Yes. Microsoft customers are able to use their existing Azure Monetary Commitment against the Red Hat OpenShift managed service on Azure offering.
What types of customizations are available?
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.
What regions are available for my infrastructure?
All regions where Azure is available.
What authentication mechanisms are supported?
Currently, only Azure Active Directory is supported.
Which services are performed by Red Hat and Microsoft Operations?
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.
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. Admins can also scale a cluster up or down, and even delete an existing cluster.
Will updates to Red Hat OpenShift and middleware services that have been purchased be rolled out to Azure Red Hat OpenShift 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 and Microsoft Operations communicate events such as product updates and scheduled maintenance?
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.
Which languages are supported by Azure Red Hat OpenShift?
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.
Are Red Hat Middleware services available on Azure Red Hat OpenShift?
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.
Which database services are supported by Azure Red Hat OpenShift?
Azure Red Hat OpenShift currently supports MariaDB, MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis.
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).