Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated, Delivering its Container Application Platform as a Public Cloud Offering

New service tier targets enterprise IT organizations embracing the public cloud


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated, a new cloud-based service targeting enterprise IT and development teams. OpenShift Dedicated includes the Docker container and Kubernetes orchestration technologies included in the recently-released OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 and builds on OpenShift Online, Red Hat's offering for individual developers to build, launch and host their applications in a shared public cloud, supported by Red Hat.


Red Hat continues to advance its portfolio of solutions for the hybrid cloud. OpenShift Dedicated adds to that, giving customers the choice of a hosted offering in the public cloud for its container application platform. This brings a true multi-cloud offering to end-users, who can use OpenShift in the environment that best suits their needs.

Larry Carvalho

research manager, Platform-as-a-Service, IDC

According to a recent IDC MarketScape report (1), Red Hat has become a major player in the cloud application platform space. Since it’s launch in November 2011, there has been a notable increase in the number of applications created on and developers using OpenShift Online. The general availability of OpenShift Dedicated presents a third consumption model for Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering:

  • OpenShift Enterprise, designed for organizations who want to deploy and manage their OpenShift instances on their choice of on-premise hardware or certified cloud provider;
  • OpenShift Online, for individual developers or teams who want to access OpenShift as a service in the public cloud, using on-demand consumption in a multi-tenant environment hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS); and
  • OpenShift Dedicated, the newest offering for enterprise IT organizations who want to use Red Hat technology to deploy, manage and support their OpenShift instances running on AWS.

Many customers in the application space want more control over the building and isolation process for their applications, but often do not want to complete administrative and operational management tasks alone. Unlike other public cloud offerings that may require administrative support, Red Hat acts as the service provider, managing OpenShift Dedicated and offering industry-leading support, helping to shorten time to value and free up valuable time and resources for customers.

OpenShift Dedicated’s base package includes single-tenant isolation and a resource pool of 100GB SSD-based persistent storage, 48TB network iops and nine nodes to deploy container-based applications. Administrative and security controls enable each customer to customize and more securely access their cloud environment using VPN and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) functions. With OpenShift Dedicated, customers can also access Red Hat JBoss Middleware container-optimized services, integration and business process capabilities from applications developed and deployed on OpenShift.


OpenShift Dedicated is globally available today for Red Hat customers in all AWS hosting regions, with support for other public cloud options expected in the future.

Supporting Quotes

Ashesh Badani, vice president, OpenShift, Red Hat

”We are pleased to continue to expand OpenShift's portfolio of offerings, extending new support to users running OpenShift in the public cloud and enabling the power of an open source application platform to extend into more layers of cloud computing. New users signing on to OpenShift Dedicated can experience the same powerful combination of Red Hat-backed support, middleware services and container functionality they have come to expect in OpenShift Enterprise – now optimized for the public cloud.”

Larry Carvalho, research manager, Platform as a Service, IDC

“Red Hat continues to advance its portfolio of solutions for the hybrid cloud. OpenShift Dedicated adds to that, giving customers the choice of a hosted offering in the public cloud for its container application platform. This brings a true multi-cloud offering to end-users, who can use OpenShift in the environment that best suits their needs.”

Tyler Jewell, CEO, Codenvy

“Codenvy plans to provide an on-demand OpenShift developer workspaces that are buildable and debuggable. This will provide developers, identical development and production environments instantaneously. OpenShift Dedicated provided us administration, support and technology to stand up a large, configurable OpenShift cloud for our integration engineering. Red Hat’s technology and managed service team were responsive and agile, letting us build and ship this new technology in under three months, letting our engineers focus on our IP while Red Hat focused on OpenShift.”

Dean Peterson, solution architect, State of Minnesota

“As part of the OpenShift Dedicated Early Access Program, we were able to quickly receive access to our cluster and not worry about building our own platform. Red Hat provided a excellent hosting experience and proactive support, enabling us to focus on building our applications."

Sebastian Villa, co-founder and director of technology, Villamedia

“The OpenShift team and OpenShift Dedicated have enabled us to create an iterative building model for our customers’ web applications, many of which require on-demand modifications. With this new technology, we have begun the process of moving our web applications into a larger hosting environment where we can deploy everything from a single location – all while knowing our websites are being managed by a trusted, supported partner.”

1) IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Public Deployment-Centric Cloud Application Platform 2015 Vendor Assessment; November 2015; Larry Carvalho, Maureen Fleming, Al Hilwa, Robert P. Mahowald

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