Amazon Web Services and Red Hat are expanding their working relationship with the release of Amazon Red Hat OpenShift.
The new jointly-managed and supported enterprise Kubernetes service on AWS — set to launch later this year — will provide a self-service experience for cluster creation and operations, deeper integrations with AWS services, on-demand billing, a single invoice through AWS and the ability to contact AWS for support.
According to an AWS blog, the new managed Red Hat OpenShift service will also allow customers to deploy fully operational and managed Red Hat OpenShift clusters with “leveraging the full breadth and depth of AWS.”
In a separate blog, Red Hat said the service will enable IT organizations to more quickly build and deploy applications in AWS on Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform with the same tools and APIs.
Developers will be able to build containerized applications that integrate natively with the more than 170+ integrated AWS cloud-native services to enhance agility, innovation and scalability. By blending Red Hat’s and AWS’ decades of enterprise IT knowledge and experience into Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, IT organizations will be able to launch cloud-native systems that can retain enterprise-grade security, be more agile and see improved performance while driving cost efficiencies.
According to Red Hat, customers of the new service will gain what the company calls the “world’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform”, extensive, native integration with AWS services and a path to hybrid cloud deployments through OpenShift.
With Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, customers gain:
- The world’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform,already used by more than 2,000 customers globally. The choice of Kubernetes services for AWS customers further expands with the backing of two leaders in cloud computing and Kubernetes.
- Extensive, native integration with AWS services. AWS’ robust portfolio of cloud services, from compute, storage, networking, database, analytics and machine learning are directly accessible via Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, making it easier to build, operate and scale globally on-demand through a familiar management interface.
- A clear path to hybrid cloud deployments through Red Hat OpenShift. Amazon Red Hat OpenShift delivers the production-ready Kubernetes that many enterprises already use on-premises today, simplifying the ability to shift workloads to the AWS public cloud as business needs dictate.
Contrary to some industry vendors, we do not see enterprise Kubernetes as being truly successful if it’s based on legacy virtualization infrastructure or layered across proprietary technologies. Red Hat views the cloud-native platform for the enterprise as fully open and highly-scalable in a model that embraces upstream innovation safely for use in production. Bringing Amazon Red Hat OpenShift to the market alongside our long-time partner AWS pairs the enterprise leader in open source technologies, including Kubernetes, with the leader in public cloud infrastructure and services. Together, we’re delivering an innovative, cloud-native platform that’s enterprise ready today, no matter the technology challenge.