Red Hat OpenShift self‑managed editions

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What are Red Hat OpenShift self‑managed editions?

Red Hat® OpenShift® self-managed editions are designed for organizations that want the most flexibility and granular control of their Red Hat OpenShift environments. They provide a consistent platform to build, modernize, and deploy applications across on-premises  servers,  private cloud environments, and supported public cloud environments. 

Red Hat offers three self-managed editions to meet different organizational needs, including OpenShift Platform Plus, the most complete solution for bringing apps to market on your hybrid cloud.

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How do the self‑managed editions compare?

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Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus logo

Builds on the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with a complete platform for accelerating application development and application modernization. Download the datasheet.


  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes
  • Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials
  • Red Hat Quay

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Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Adds a full set of operations and developer services and tools that includes everything in the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine plus additional features. Download the datasheet.


  • Developer console
  • Red Hat OpenShift Serverless 
  • Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh
  • Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines and Red Hat OpenShift GitOps


Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Engine

Delivers the foundational, security-focused capabilities of enterprise Kubernetes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS to run containers in hybrid cloud environments. Download the datasheet.


  • Administrator console
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS immutable container operation system
  • Red Hat OpenShift Virtualization
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Why choose self-managed Red Hat OpenShift?

Red Hat OpenShift self-managed editions provide more control and flexibility over your OpenShift deployment. Self-managed editions allow deployment on any private or public cloud, on bare metal, or at the edge. In addition, long-term support provides flexible life cycles providing the option to choose when to upgrade to the next version of Red Hat OpenShift.

Key features and benefits

Consistent operations

Apply consistent operational policies for security, configuration, compliance, and governance to Red Hat OpenShift clusters across on-premise and cloud infrastructures

Built-in security capabilities

Monitor running workloads for security issues or threats with system-level data collection and analysis

Enterprise Kubernetes

Receive commercial support, upgrades and patches, and increased security for Kubernetes and Kubernetes-native applications from one of the top contributors to open source

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How our customers use Red Hat OpenShift self‑managed editions

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Poste Italiane accelerated cloud-native application development by 80% to provide a more seamless customer experience.

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HCA Healthcare improved patient care to save lives using real-time data at scale with new insights.

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