Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

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What is Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS?

Red Hat® OpenShift® Service on AWS (ROSA) is a turnkey application platform that provides a managed Red Hat OpenShift service running natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allowing organizations to increase operational efficiency, refocus on innovation, and quickly build, deploy, and scale applications.

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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.

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Hands-on, in-product experience

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

Get started with ROSA

Learn how to get started with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS.

By the numbers


cost savings when using ROSA compared to other public cloud container services1

25 minutes

reduction in application delivery time to near-instant deployment1


faster application feature development using Red Hat OpenShift cloud services2


Forrester Consulting revealed a 468% return on investment (ROI) for Red Hat OpenShift cloud services customers. This resulted in a net present value (NPV) of $4.08M over 3 years for a composite organization – based on quantified benefit, cost, risk, and flexibility factors. 


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, supported by AWS and Red Hat, and billed through AWS. Take advantage of seamless integration with other AWS cloud-native services.


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.


Self-service deployment

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


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

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS helps our teams create the infrastructure they need, when they need it, to deliver the latest features and updates. We can also monitor and control costs to optimize our resource use but keep our operating expenses lean.

Paulo Barbose

Chief Operating Officer (COO), Banfico

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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The availability of Celonis EMS on ROSA enables enterprises to analyze and optimize business processes backed by the combined expertise of Celonis, IBM Consulting, and Red Hat.

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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. 

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

Accrues 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.

Frequently asked questions

What does ROSA 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 ROSA 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?

ROSA is currently compliant with SOC-1, SOC-2 type 1 & type 2, ISO-27001, & PCI-DSS. We are also currently working towards FedRAMP High, HIPAA, ISO 27017 and ISO 27018.

Does ROSA 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.

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