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Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Microsoft Azure Government—now generally available

Posted on February 7, 2023

Senior Product Manager

Today we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure Government. With this release, we are combining world-class Azure infrastructure with a leading enterprise Kubernetes platform as a jointly operated and supported service for Azure Government customers to run their containerized workloads in production.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) on Azure Government enables compliance with strict government regulations and certifications, such as FedRAMP and CJIS, which makes it a secure and compliant option for running containerized workloads at production scale. Agencies can take advantage of the stringent security and compliance features of Azure Government and leverage the flexibility and scalability of OpenShift.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government includes key IT security and regulatory certifications, including:

  • FedRAMP High Authorization.
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1075 forms.
  • Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).

As a managed service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift also offers several benefits for agencies looking to innovate, including:

  1. Scalability: OpenShift provides automatic scaling, self-healing, and rolling updates, which help to ensure that applications can handle increased loads and recover from failures quickly.
  2. Flexibility: OpenShift allows developers to use their preferred languages, frameworks, and tools to build and deploy containerized applications, making it easy to work with existing applications and technologies.
  3. Enterprise-grade management: OpenShift provides a centralized management console, role-based access control, and built-in monitoring and logging, making it easy for IT teams to manage and troubleshoot containerized applications.
  4. Interoperability: Azure Red Hat OpenShift runs on top of Azure and integrates with other Azure services, such as Azure Database for PostgreSQL, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Virtual Network, making it easy to build and deploy applications that leverage the full range of Azure services.
  5. Support: Azure Red Hat OpenShift is a jointly managed product, which means that it is supported by both Microsoft and Red Hat, providing customers with access to the expertise and resources of both companies.

Launched in 2019, Azure Red Hat OpenShift was the first codeveloped, jointly operated Red Hat OpenShift service on the public cloud, offering a powerful on-ramp to the hybrid cloud by extending the same enterprise-grade Kubernetes used in private datacenters to the scale of Microsoft Azure.

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