cfo-au logo
Story image

Red Hat and AWS launch OpenShift, a joint Kubernetes service

Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have extended their collaborative partnership to release Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, a jointly managed and supported Kubernetes service via AWS.

The new offering is designed to better enable organisation wide digital transformation and is targeted towards enterprises around the globe.

According to Red Hat vice president of Hosted Platforms Sathish Balakrishnan, the fully managed service will help IT organisations to more quickly build and deploy applications in AWS on Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform, using the same tools and APIs.

In addition, developers will be able to build containerised applications that integrate natively with the more than 170+ integrated AWS cloud-native services.

Balakrishnan says, “We often see IT decision-makers seeking prescriptive guidance around the changing requirements of IT operations and application development in a containerised world. To better help these organisations address business-specific enterprise technology footprints and challenges, today we’re announcing an extension of the collaboration between Red Hat and AWS.”

He says, “By blending Red Hat’s and AWS’ decades of enterprise IT knowledge and experience into Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, IT organisations 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.”

Using Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, customers will be able to launch Red Hat OpenShift clusters and provide 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.

According to Red Hat, the top benefits include access to the enterprise Kubernetes platform which is currently used by more than 2,000 customers globally, extensive native integration with AWS services that includes a portfolio of cloud services, and greater opportunity for hybrid cloud deployments.

Balakrishnan says, “Contrary to some industry vendors, we do not see enterprise Kubernetes as being truly successful if it’s based on legacy virtualisation 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.”

Amazon Red Hat OpenShift is currently preparing for an early access program. Interested parties can visit the OpenShift website to learn more and sign up for a preview.

Story image
Australian organisations failing to support employees in remote working
“Remote working is here to stay into the near future and even after the virus, so now is the time for business leaders to evaluate and address how to future-proof their approach and optimise performance.”More
Link image
The CFO’s guide to why CX deserves more attention
Customer experience an important way to keep customers coming back for more, but chances are the board is asking what the financial impact of any CX investment will be. Uncover the most common questions from APAC CFOs, and how to answer them.More
Link image
Gartner: Edge and IoT deployments are stretching infrastructures
In the future, the role of infrastructure and operations will be to manage the global infrastructure and its associated services, moving away from only hardware and software.More
Story image
Micro Focus launches new multi-cloud services solution
Micro Focus has introduced Hybrid Cloud Management X, designed to simplify the delivery of multi-cloud services. The offering is a cloud-native, multi-tenant management platform that can run in the public cloud or on-premises.More
Story image
Why securing IoT installations will be ‘do or die’ in post-pandemic Australia
Unless IoT technology is visible on the network, organisations will find themselves at risk with an unmanageable high-tech morass, warns ExtraHop A/NZ regional sales manager Glen Maloney.More
Story image
Nine in ten APAC workers against return to normal work life
The research shows the Asia-Pacific workforce is eager for ongoing flexibility and a focus on personal well-being in the post-COVID workplace .More