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Red Hat Brings OpenShift Container Platform to AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat are making it easier for users of the latter's OpenShift Kubernetes container platform to move and manage their deployments on the AWS cloud.

First announced nearly a year ago, the Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is now generally available. It joins AWS' growing roster of container technologies, which includes the Amazon Elastic Containers Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and AWS Fargate.

"With ROSA, customers can enjoy more simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using the familiar Red Hat OpenShift console, features and tooling without the burden of manually scaling and managing the underlying infrastructure," Red Hat said in its announcement of the release. "ROSA streamlines moving on-premises Red Hat OpenShift workloads to AWS and offers a tighter integration with other AWS services."

ROSA is a fully managed service that's accessible via the AWS Console (users activate it by clicking the "Enable OpenShift" button). Customers can use the OpenShift tools and APIs they're already familiar with across their AWS deployments, as well as add integration with AWS solutions into their applications.

While ROSA is a joint offering from AWS and Red Hat, ROSA customers will receive one bill from AWS. According to the companies, this lifts one of the biggest burdens of self-managing OpenShift clusters on the cloud: wrangling invoices from multiple vendors.

"While this is a service jointly managed and supported by Red Hat and AWS, you will only receive a bill from AWS," explained AWS principal advocate Martin Beeby, in a separate blog post. "Each AWS service supporting your cluster components and application requirements will be a separate billing line item just like it is currently, but now with the addition of your OpenShift subscription."

Pricing for ROSA is determined on a consumption basis, with options for hourly or annual billing contracts, as described on this page. More information on ROSA is available here.

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