Red Hat and AWS extend partnership

Red Hat and AWS  have extended their partnership to deliver Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, a jointly-managed and jointly-supported enterprise Kubernetes service on AWS.

Red Hat, vice president Sathish Balakrishnan, said Amazon Red Hat OpenShift will be a fully managed service that enables IT organisations to more quickly build and deploy applications in AWS on Red Hat’s powerful, enterprise Kubernetes platform, using the same tools and APIs.

“Developers will be able to build containerised 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”, he said.

Amazon Red Hat OpenShift will offer customers the ability to launch Red Hat OpenShift clusters and provide the benefit of an AWS integrated experience for cluster creation and management, AWS Console listing, on-demand (hourly) billing model, single invoice for AWS deployments and the ability to contact AWS for support.

Under the partnership Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, AWS customers will get the enterprise Kubernetes platform and extensive, native integration with AWS services.  There will be AWS’ 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.

Balakrishnan said this will provide 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.

“We do not see enterprise Kubernetes as being truly successful if it’s based on legacy virtualization infrastructure or layered  across proprietary technologies”, Balakrishnan  said.

“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.”