Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift

A fully managed turnkey application platform that helps organizations increase operational efficiency, focus on innovation, and quickly build, deploy, and scale applications.

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Turnkey application platform

Rely on 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.

Global SRE expertise

Reduce 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.

Native Azure service

Access a native Azure service on demand from the Azure console. The service is jointly engineered, operated and supported by Microsoft and Red Hat – and billed directly through Microsoft. Seamlessly integrate with other Azure native tools.

Security and compliance

Maintain security and compliance regulations and gain greater confidence in the controls that govern data access, storage, and security vulnerabilities. Azure Red Hat OpenShift is also generally available on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government.

Streamlined hybrid cloud deployment

Gain a production-ready application platform that many enterprises already use on-premises today, making it easier and faster to shift workloads to Azure as business needs change.

Global availability

Access Azure Red Hat OpenShift  in 30+ regions supported by Microsoft Azure. To ensure the highest resiliency, cluster components are deployed across 4 Azure Availability Zones in supported Azure regions.


Deliver applications quickly using a turnkey application platform.

Accelerate time to value

Increase development velocity with features that lend themselves to a 60% to 70% reduction in development time.

Focus on innovation

Reclaim time dedicated to operational activities with a 50% reduction in infrastructure management effort. 

Hybrid cloud flexibility

Scale easily, simplify shifting workloads, and get a consistent OpenShift experience regardless of deployment location.

Increase operational efficiency

Enhance operational consistency, efficiency, and security by proactive management and support.

How is Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift priced?

Azure Red Hat OpenShift consists of two components: Azure infrastructure costs and Azure Red Hat OpenShift service fees.  

Cost component #1

Azure infrastructure costs

Azure infrastructure costs include control plane nodes, infrastructure nodes, and worker nodes which are billed at Linux VM pricing. Compute, networking, and storage costs are billed according to usage.


Azure Red Hat OpenShift service fee

The Azure Red Hat OpenShift service fee is based on the number of worker nodes and instance type.

On-demand or annual contract options are available. Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) applies. Learn more about using your committed spend.

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Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB With Azure Red Hat OpenShift, we are able to accelerate the implementation of these integrations without worrying about the underlying operations or management of our platform. The combined expert engineering and support from Microsoft and Red Hat give us confidence that we can scale efficiently and cost-effectively as our business continues to grow.

Jan Govert Kemps

IT Director, VINCI Energies Netherlands

Outcomes of using Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift

Vodafone NZ

Vodafone NZ transformed from a traditional system landscape to a modern, cloud-based set of systems. Vodafone chose Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift to integrate ability and nimbleness into their stack.

Ortec Finance

Ortec Finance built the Ortec Finance Cloud Application (ORCA) platform using Azure Red Hat OpenShift to run web applications at scale and developers have a choice of fully managed Azure database services.

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Frequently asked questions

What does Azure Red Hat OpenShift include?

Each Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster comes with a fully-managed control plane (master nodes) and application nodes. Installation, management, maintenance, and critical patch upgrades are performed by Red Hat and Microsoft SRE with joint Red Hat and Microsoft support. Cluster services (such as logging, metrics, monitoring) are available as well.

How Is Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift different from Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated?

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is a managed service that offers OpenShift clusters on Microsoft Azure. It is jointly engineered and operated by Microsoft and Red Hat with an integrated support experience. Each Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster is single-tenant (dedicated to a single customer).

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

How does Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift address regulatory compliance?

Azure Red Hat OpenShift addresses security and compliance needs comprehensively with industry-specific standards and regulations such as PCI DSS, HITRUST, FedRAMP High, and SOC 2.

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