Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

A fully managed turnkey application platform that allows organizations to increase operational efficiency, refocus on innovation, and quickly build, deploy, and scale applications in a native AWS environment.

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cost savings when using ROSA compared  to other public cloud container services


faster application feature development using Red Hat OpenShift cloud services


ROI using OpenShift Cloud Services

Accelerate and stabilize application development

Application development and modernizing legacy apps requires a stable and flexible platform. As a native AWS service, Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS provides consumption-based billing, self-service cluster creation, integration with other native AWS services, and joint support and operation from Red Hat and AWS.

A clear path to hybrid cloud deployments

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

A turnkey application platform with built-in CI/CD, monitoring and developer tooling to get started quickly and offload the ongoing management of your applications.

Native AWS service and integration

A native AWS service accessed on demand from the AWS Management Console so you can get up and running quickly. Take advantage of seamless integration with other AWS cloud native services.

Integrated support & billing

Jointly operated and 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.

Backed by Global SRE Expertise

Reduces operational complexity with automated deployment and management, backed by a global Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team. Focus on building and scaling value-add applications, rather than managing infrastructure.

ROSA with hosted control planes deployment option

A new deployment model for ROSA in which the control plane is hosted in a Red Hat-owned AWS account, providing cost savings and improved efficiency and reliability.


Accelerate value

Focus on building and scaling applications that add value to the business

Focus on innovation

Simplify operations so your teams can refocus on innovation, not managing infrastructure

Optimize investment

Take advantage of current cloud investments and entitlements with AWS

Hybrid cloud flexibility

Get consistent OpenShift experience across any environment: public cloud, private cloud, edge

The total cost of Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

The total cost of ROSA consists of two components: ROSA service fees plus AWS infrastructure fees. 

Cost Component #1

ROSA service fees

Accrue on demand, at an hourly rate per 4 vCPU used by worker nodes. Annual contracts are also available for further discounts. ROSA service fees are uniform across all supported regions. 

Cost Component #2

AWS infrastructure fees

Includes fees for the underlying worker nodes, infrastructure nodes, control plane nodes,  storage, and network.

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Get started with ROSA

Use Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS in the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console.

Visit the ROSA learning hub

Dive deeper into ROSA and troubleshoot with learning materials and tools.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB [Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS] allows us to focus our scarce DevOps resources on improving our applications and delivering automation to our software developers, instead of managing our Kubernetes-centric platform, patching it, securing it, improving it.

Kent Norton

CTO, Brightly

Outcomes of using Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Facing technical debt from rapid growth and acquisitions, Brightly worked with Red Hat Consulting to build a new platform through Red Hat® OpenShift®  Service on AWS (ROSA).

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With ROSA as its application development platform, Helvetia streamlined its IT infrastructure operations and reduced costs, allowing them to focus on creating innovative services for its customers.

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To create a scalable environment for students while ensuring a personalized Linux playground that only requires a web browser to get started, Boston University turned to Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS. 

Frequently asked questions

What does Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS include?

Each ROSA 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.

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

Yes. ROSA 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.

Which compliance certifications does ROSA have so far?

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is currently compliant with SOC-2 type 2, SOC 3, ISO-27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, HIPAA & PCI-DSS. We are also currently working towards FedRAMP High.

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. This option is purchased directly through the AWS console and offers pay-as-you-go, single-vendor invoicing. It's best for organizations that want close integration to AWS services, joint support, and a single bill.

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. It is completely managed and supported by Red Hat, and includes a guaranteed SLA. It may be best for organizations that already have a Red Hat footprint and are interested in a fully managed service from Red Hat deployed on AWS.

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