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Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Deploy and scale containers on managed Red Hat OpenShift.

Build, deploy, and scale apps on OpenShift with confidence

Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides highly available, fully managed OpenShift clusters on demand, monitored and operated jointly by Microsoft and Red Hat. Kubernetes is at the core of Red Hat OpenShift. OpenShift brings added-value features to complement Kubernetes, making it a turnkey container platform as a service (PaaS) with a significantly improved developer and operator experience.

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Highly available, fully managed public and private clusters, automated operations, and over-the-air platform upgrades.

Built on top of upstream Kubernetes and bundled with key capabilities for unified operations as a complete platform.

Joint engineering, operation, and support from Microsoft and Red Hat, with multiple compliance certifications.

Clusters deployed to Azure and billed to your subscription in more than 20 regions worldwide.

Focus on what matters

Take advantage of the enhanced user interface for application topology and builds in the web console to build, deploy, configure, and visualize containerized applications and cluster resources more easily.

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Provision self-service, on-demand application stacks

Bring your code from a Git repository or an existing container image and build it using source-to-image (S2I) builds, or deploy solutions from the Developer Catalog such as OpenShift Service Mesh, OpenShift Serverless, or Knative.

Use built-in CI/CD

Automate build, test, and deployment of applications using OpenShift Pipelines, a serverless continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) system designed to scale, create a pipeline using GitHub Actions, or bring your own.

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Try the rapid cloud development experience

Use Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a collaborative, fully containerized web IDE that runs on top of OpenShift, for a consistent, more secure, zero-configuration cloud application development experience.

Deliver applications with less operational complexity

Create public and private clusters in a few minutes

Deploy an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster across multiple Azure Availability Zones where supported. Azure Red Hat OpenShift is jointly operated and supported by Microsoft and Red Hat with a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.95 percent availability.

Control user and project access

Set up users, projects, and quotas. Review the cluster capacity and utilization, and monitor deployments using the administrator perspective in the web console.

Discover Operators from the Kubernetes community and Red Hat partners

Easily install Operators on your clusters for optional add-ons and shared services such as AI, machine learning, application runtimes, data, document stores, monitoring logging and insights, security, and messaging services.

Automate operations with over-the-air cluster updates

Automatically apply critical patch updates to clusters in Azure Red Hat OpenShift without affecting your deployed applications.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

Get started with an Azure free account


Start free. Get USD$200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.


After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.


After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Customers are doing great things on Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Frequently asked questions about Azure Red Hat OpenShift

  • Everything you need to deploy and manage containers is bundled with Azure Red Hat OpenShift, including container management, automation (Operators), networking, load balancing, service mesh, CI/CD, firewall, monitoring, registry, authentication, and authorization capabilities. These components are tested together for unified operations as a complete platform. Automated cluster operations, including over-the-air platform upgrades, further enhance your Kubernetes experience.

  • Red Hat OpenShift is built from familiar upstream Kubernetes projects, so switching to it is simple. Switch quickly with minimal disruption to the way you code using your choice of supported languages, frameworks, and databases. Simplify agile development with embedded CI/CD, container catalog, and image streams, or use your existing pipeline.

  • No, you don't need to sign a contract with Red Hat. Azure Red Hat OpenShift billing falls under Azure paid services.

  • Request support in the Azure portal. Microsoft and Red Hat engineers will triage and address your request.

  • Review the product availability by region page for more information.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides a service-level agreement of 99.95 percent availability. Review the SLA page for more information.

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