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Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Fully managed OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat

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.

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 world-wide

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 visualise containerized applications and cluster resources more easily.

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 Catalogue 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.

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 utilisation, 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

Flexible and on-demand pricing

Azure Red Hat OpenShift charges for the virtual machines (VMs) provisioned in the clusters and OpenShift licences based on the VM instance selected. Deploy a cluster using on-demand pricing or purchase OpenShift worker node reserved instances, whichever best meets the needs of your workload and business.

Customers are doing great things on Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Azure Red Hat OpenShift updates, blogs, and announcements

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 authorisation 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 catalogue, 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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