Amazon Announces General Availability of Red Hat Openshift on AWS
March 29, 2021
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Youpal Guest Writer
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced general availability of Red Hat’ Kubernetes platform OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), a new managed service available via the AWS Console.

The move will help OpenShift customers to build, scale, and manage containerised applications on AWS, according to an official statement.  ROSA takes away the burden of manually scaling and managing underlying infrastructure, by enabling simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using Red Hat OpenShift console, features and tooling.

It streamlines the transfer of on-premises OpenShift workloads to AWS and offers a tighter integration with other AWS services. The platform can provide a single-vendor experience to customers running OpenShift on AWS as it enables billing and support directly through AWS. There are no up-front investments required to use ROSA, and customers pay only for the container clusters and nodes used, the statement added.

AWS offers a range of containers technology in the cloud, including Amazon Elastic Containers Service (ECS) for deeper integration with AWS services and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) for customers that prioritise running Kubernetes. AWS Fargate helps customers run containers without having to manage the underlying servers or clusters.

OSA enables customers to create Kubernetes clusters using Red Hat OpenShift application programming interfaces (APIs) and tooling and seamlessly access AWS services, all from within the AWS console. It brings elasticity and pay-as-you-go pricing to OpenShift via a new Red Hat subscription, essentially eliminating the need for multi-year contracts. The platform allows customers to access an OpenShift subscription with billing and support directly through AWS and maintains key compliance validations, including SOC-2, ISO-27001 and PCI.

“Red Hat OpenShift provides a common, open and enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform to span hybrid infrastructure, from a customer’s physical datacenter to their operations in AWS. ROSA provides a streamlined process for organizations that want to extend the power of Red Hat OpenShift in AWS without having to manage separate technology streams, enabling IT teams to focus on delivering value and not managing underlying infrastructure,” said Sathish Balakrishnan, vice president, Hosted Platforms, Red Hat.

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