AWS and Red Hat Expand Partnership on OpenShift
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Red Hat announced an extension to their existing partnership to offer OpenShift on AWS.
The companies stated that the creation of a jointly managed and supported Red Hat open source container platform will allow IT organizations to create and deploy apps in AWS using the same APIs and tools.
Red Hat, an IBM subsidiary, started partnering with AWS in 2017 to integrate OpenShift into the cloud computing platform. In a blog post, Sathish Balakrishnan (Vice President of Red Hat’s Hosted Platforms Group) explained that the new Amazon Red Hat OpenShift allows developers to create containerized applications that seamlessly integrate with more than 170 AWS cloud services.
He wrote that “By combining Red Hat’s and AWS’ decades of enterprise IT experience into Amazon Red Hat OpenShift IT organizations will be in a position to launch cloud-native system which can retain enterprise-grade cybersecurity, be more agile, and drive cost efficiency while driving cost savings.”
OpenShift now comes packaged as a separate service in the AWS Console. OpenShift clusters can be launched by users and they can provide an “AWS integrated experience” for managing and creating clusters. AWS support is also available to them, including an hourly billing model, one invoice for AWS deployments, and access to an on demand (hourly) billing model.
Balakrishnan stated that enterprise Kubernetes is not considered to be successful if it relies on legacy virtualization infrastructures or is layered with proprietary technologies, contrary to industry vendors. Red Hat sees the cloud-native platform to the enterprise as fully open, highly-scalable, and safe for production. Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, along with our long-time partner AWS, will bring Amazon Red Hat OpenShift onto the market. This combines the enterprise leader in open-source technologies, such as Kubernetes, and the leader in public cloud infrastructure.
Red Hat announced last month a similar partnership expansion to Microsoft. This included the integration of OpenShift with Redmond’s Azure cloud computing platform, which includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Azure Arc for OpenShift.