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What is Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS?

Red Hat® OpenShift® Service on AWS is a turnkey application platform that provides a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service deployed and operated on AWS. Quickly build, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications on the industry’s most comprehensive application platform in AWS cloud.

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Build and scale applications with confidence.
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As a native AWS service, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS provides flexible consumption-based billing, integrated cluster creation, and joint support and operation from Red Hat and AWS.

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Empower developers to innovate

Give your team the focus and tools to accelerate the development process with familiar APIs and existing Red Hat OpenShift tools for deployment in AWS.

A clear path to hybrid cloud deployments

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS delivers the production-ready application platform that many enterprises already use on-premises today, simplifying the ability to shift workloads to AWS cloud as business needs change.

Turnkey application platform

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a turnkey application platform that helps you get started quickly and offload the ongoing management of your application, so that you can focus on innovation and core competencies for your business.

Additional application & data services available

Accelerate time-to-value with managed application and data services. Get Red Hat OpenShift API Management at no extra cost (up to 100,000 calls per day). Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka and Red Hat OpenShift Data Science are available for an additional subscription.

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Native AWS service and integration

A native AWS service accessed on-demand from the AWS Management Console, supported by AWS and Red Hat, and billed through AWS. Take advantage of more than 170 AWS cloud-native services for compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and more.

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Self-service deployment

Create fully-managed Red Hat OpenShift clusters in minutes with self-service deployment so you can get up and running quickly.

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Integrated support & billing

Installation, monitoring, management, maintenance, and upgrades are performed by Red Hat site reliability engineers (SRE) covering the complete stack including the control plane, worker nodes, and key services. Jointly operated & supported by Red Hat & AWS with a 99.95% uptime SLA, customers will also receive a single bill from AWS for both OpenShift & AWS consumption.

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Regulatory compliance

Address comprehensive security and compliance needs with industry-specific standards and regulations such as SOC-2, ISO-27001, PCI-DSS.

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Other features & benefits

Maximum availability

Deploy clusters across multiple Availability Zones in supported regions to maximize availability.

Cluster node scaling

Easily add or remove compute nodes to match resource demand.

Optimized clusters

Choose from memory-optimized, compute-optimized, or general purpose EC2 instance types, with clusters sized to meet your needs.

Global availability

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is available for purchase in all countries where AWS is commercially available.

 

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Learn how to create and deploy clusters with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) to help you build container-based applications.

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Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS pricing

Flexible on-demand pricing

Deploy a cluster using on-demand pricing, or purchase Red Hat OpenShift application node reserved instances to deploy your first cluster, whichever best meets the needs of your workload and business.

Cluster fee

$0.03/hour

Worker node pricing

On-demand

$0.171/hour/4vCPU

1-year reserved instance

$1,000/year/4 vCPU

(approx. $0.114/hour/4 vCPU)

3-year reserved instance

$2,000/3 years/4 vCPU

(approx. $0.076/hour/4 vCPU)

*Prices listed do not include EC2 costs for control plane, infra & worker nodes

Frequently asked questions

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How is Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS different from Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform?

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS delivers a fully-managed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, optimized for performance, scalability, and security. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is hosted on Amazon Web Services public cloud and jointly managed by Red Hat and AWS. Some options and administrative functions may be restricted or unavailable. A Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform subscription entitles you to host and manage the software on your infrastructure of choice.

How Is Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS different from Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated?

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a fully managed implementation of OpenShift Container Platform deployed and operated on AWS, jointly managed and supported by both Red Hat and AWS.

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a service hosted and fully-managed by Red Hat that offers clusters in a virtual private cloud on AWS or Google Cloud Platform

What does Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS include?

Each Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster comes with a fully-managed control plane (master nodes) and application nodes. Installation, management, maintenance and upgrades are  monitored by Red Hat SRE with joint Red Hat and Amazon support.  Cluster services (such as logging, metrics, monitoring) are available as well.

Is my ROSA cluster infrastructure shared with any other customer?

Each Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster is dedicated to a given customer and lives within the customer's subscription.

Will Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS integrate with other AWS services?

Yes. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS will integrate with a range of AWS compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and various application services which will enable customers to benefit from the robust portfolio of AWS services which scale on-demand across the globe. These AWS native services will be directly accessible to quickly deploy and scale services through the same management interface.

How do I receive support for ROSA?

ROSA is supported by AWS and Red Hat, and you have the option to contact support from either company to begin troubleshooting. Any escalations that are necessary will be facilitated as necessary by AWS and Red Hat to engage the best team to address the issues.

Purchasing

Is Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS available for purchase in all countries?

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is available for purchase in all countries where AWS is commercially available.

How can I purchase Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS?

Customers can acquire the service directly from the AWS console on their own. As with other AWS services, such as EC2, customers will just spin up OpenShift clusters and will be charged based on their consumption. Customers can also contact their Red Hat or AWS representative.

Will I receive an invoice from Red Hat or AWS?

You will receive a single invoice from AWS.

Does Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS qualify for the AWS EDP Program?

Yes, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS fully qualifies for 100% of the spend on the AWS Enterprise Discount Program.

Customization

Which Amazon regions are supported?

See supported resources for a list of global regions where Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is supported.

What virtual machine sizes can I use?

See Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS virtual machine sizes for a list of virtual machine sizes you can use with a Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS cluster.

Which Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform rights do we have? Cluster-admin? Project-admin?

You are granted Cluster Admin rights on the clusters you create.

Can I add RHEL workers to my cluster?

No. In order to maintain our ability to provide seamless updates to your clusters, only Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) workers are supported by Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS.

What authentication mechanisms are supported?

See supported mechanisms here.

Operations

Which services are performed by Red Hat and AWS Operations?

Red Hat SRE is responsible for provisioning, managing, and upgrading the Red Hat OpenShift platform as well as monitoring the core cluster infrastructure for availability. They are not responsible for managing the application lifecycle of applications that run on the platform.

How do I make configuration changes to my cluster?

An administrative user has the ability to add/remove users and projects, manage project quotas, view cluster usage statistics, and change the default project template. Admins can also scale a cluster up or down, and even delete an existing cluster.

Are ROSA clusters deployed in the customer account?

Yes. ROSA clusters are deployed in your account with support for existing VPCs. We suggest you follow security best practices for application isolation and least privileges when considering placement

How are upgrades managed?

Customers can define the upgrade policy and schedule for their clusters in OpenShift Cluster Manager. Clusters can be configured to be automatically upgraded during a customer defined maintenance window to the latest release, for example "Saturday at 02:00 UTC" or clusters can be upgraded to a specific release at a date and time specified by the customer. Following best practices helps ensure minimal to no downtime.

All upgrades are monitored and managed by Red Hat’s SREs service.

What about emergency vs. planned maintenance windows?

We do not distinguish between the two types of maintenance. Our teams are available 24/7/365 and do not use traditional scheduled "out-of-hours" maintenance windows.

How will the host operating systems and OpenShift software be updated?

The host operating systems and OpenShift software are updated through the general upgrade process.

Can logs of underlying VMs be streamed out to a customer log analysis system?

Customers are able to select Application, Infrastructure, and Audit log streams to be forwarded.

Which UNIX rights (in IaaS) are available for Masters/Worker Nodes?

Not applicable to this offering. Node access is not enabled. Worker nodes are fully managed by the SRE team.

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