Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights Achieve FedRAMP® High Authorization

Jointly-managed and supported turnkey application platform and suite of hosted services for predictive analytics help agencies accelerate innovation while meeting stringent security requirements


Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights have achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) at the High Impact Level. With FedRAMP High authorization, organizations in highly regulated industries can address key government security and compliance requirements. US federal agencies and their contractors are now able to build, deploy and run Kubernetes-based applications on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud. Additionally, with the authorization of Red Hat Insights, agencies can now monitor and manage their business, operations, and security use cases for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS GovCloud using Red Hat Insights.

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP introduced their High Impact Level to account for the government’s most sensitive, unclassified data in cloud computing environments, including data that involves law enforcement, emergency systems, financial systems, health systems and more. Achieving FedRAMP High indicates that Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights have successfully undergone rigorous audits of critical security controls to highly-sensitive data in cloud computing environments. This news follows Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS’s prioritization for provisional authorization through the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) last year.

Comprehensive managed application platform for Government

Launched in March of 2021, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a joint, turnkey application platform from Red Hat and AWS that makes it easier for customers to build, scale and manage containerized applications on AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud simplifies operations so agencies can focus on application innovation, rather than managing complex underlying infrastructure. For agencies who already use Red Hat OpenShift, the service simplifies moving on-premises OpenShift workloads to AWS and offers a tighter integration with other AWS services. With FedRAMP High, agencies can deploy highly-sensitive workloads on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud with greater confidence in their ability to conform to data access and residency regulations, and to address known security vulnerabilities with applicable fixes. ROSA is backed by a Red Hat site reliability engineering (SRE) team that manages the underlying infrastructure, integrated tools and day to day operations, including automating updates, patches and upgrades.

Predictive analytics to boost efficiency and system security

Red Hat Insights is a predictive analytics offering as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions with enhanced threat visibility to enable customers to reduce risks in their hybrid cloud operating environments for a more secure IT framework. Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux uses predictive analytics and deep domain expertise to reduce complex operational tasks from hours to minutes, including identifying security and performance risks, reporting on subscriptions, and managing costs.

Companies with federal workloads can use Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to experience the agility, flexibility and efficiency of cloud based solutions. Insights simplifies Red Hat Enterprise Linux operations by using predictive analytics and comprehensive domain expertise to assess IT environments and identify and prioritize operational and security risks, directly address identified issues, and simplify system management tasks.


Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud with FedRAMP High as well as Red Hat Insights with FedRAMP High are both now generally available. Sign up directly here.

Supporting Quotes

Christopher Smith, vice president and general manager, North America Public Sector, Red Hat

“Our public sector customers run some of the most sensitive and mission critical workloads in the world and their unique requirements help set the standard for IT security and compliance innovations. With Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Insights achieving FedRAMP High authorization, we are empowering government agencies to focus on cloud-native innovation rather than infrastructure and regulatory requirements and allowing them to deliver new capabilities more quickly with less risk.”

Stephan Micklitz, senior vice president of Engineering, Celonis

"With Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud, we can build and deploy applications while meeting government compliance requirements to protect sensitive workloads. It is important for us to have a platform that not only accelerates application delivery, but also addresses key security and compliance mandates for sensitive data."

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