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What is Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift?

Microsoft Azure Red Hat® OpenShift® is a turnkey application platform that provides highly available, fully managed Red Hat OpenShift clusters on demand. Red Hat and Microsoft jointly engineer, manage, and support the platform, allowing organizations to increase operational efficiency, refocus on innovation, and quickly build, deploy and scale applications.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift - What if you could develop applications faster? Video duration: 2:15

Deploying an Azure Red Hat OpenShift cluster in the Azure portal. Video duration: 4:07

Accelerate application deployment

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

By the numbers


Reduction in infrastructure management effort

60% to 70%

Reduction in development time


ROI using OpenShift Cloud Services.1

Product details

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.

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.

Native Azure service

A native Azure service accessed on-demand from the Azure console, jointly supported by Microsoft and Red Hat, and billed through one direct bill through Microsoft.

Address Compliance Needs

Take advantage of seamless integration with Azure Cloud-native services.  Maintain security and compliance regulations, get the documentation. With Azure Red Hat OpenShift available for Microsoft Azure Government, agencies can gain greater confidence in the controls that govern data access, storage, and security vulnerabilities with continuous support.

Security at scale

Protect your cloud native applications with private cluster management and ingress endpoints,  99.95% SLA, single sign-on and full control for administrators. Utilize security features from both Microsoft Azure and Red Hat OpenShift.

Global availability

Available 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. See the latest list of regions.


Deliver applications quickly using a turnkey application platform.

Accelerate time to 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

Hybrid cloud flexibility

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

Increase Operational Efficiency

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

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

Vodafone NZ uses Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift

To become as responsive as they wanted to be, 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.

Vodafone NZ deploys Red Hat solutions to streamline systems and enable process agility. Video duration: 2:44

Outcomes of using Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift


Andreani provides logistic services to pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tech and telecom industries in South America. Facing challenges related to the growing demand for shipped goods, the company turned to Red Hat to help accelerate its planned transition to the cloud.

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.


CRV, a global leader in cattle improvement, adopted Azure Red Hat OpenShift to free their developers to focus on creating new digital innovations for their farmers.

Joint partnership between Red Hat and Microsoft

Achieve more for less

Take advantage of current cloud investments with Azure, get flexible consumption-based billing, integrated cluster creation and joint support from Red Hat and Microsoft saving you time and money.

How is Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift priced?

Frequently asked questions

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

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.

Red Hat OpenShift Online is a multi-tenant cloud service that allows individual developers to quickly gain access to a hosted OpenShift environment.

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 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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