ROSA is expected to allow customers enjoy more simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using Red Hat OpenShift console, features, and tooling without the burden of manually scaling and managing the underlying infrastructure.
“Increasingly, customers are turning to containers to improve application velocity and portability, and they’re growing to rely on technologies like Red Hat OpenShift and AWS that make it easier to deploy containerized applications. ROSA gives these customers the ability to seamlessly run containers on AWS using familiar Red Hat OpenShift APIs and tooling, and integrates the full breadth and depth of AWS services to build, scale, and manage their workloads,” said Bob Wise, GM Kubernetes at AWS.
As announced, ROSA streamlines the transfer of on-premises Red Hat OpenShift workloads to AWS, and offers a tighter integration with other AWS services while enabling customers access Red Hat OpenShift with billing and support directly through AWS, with the aim of delivering simplicity of a single-vendor experience to customers running Red Hat OpenShift on AWS.
“Red Hat OpenShift provides a common, open and enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform to span hybrid infrastructure, from a customer’s physical datacenter to their operations in AWS. ROSA provides a streamlined process for organizations that want to extend the power of Red Hat OpenShift in AWS without having to manage separate technology streams, enabling IT teams to focus on delivering value and not managing underlying infrastructure,” said Sathish Balakrishnan, vice president, Hosted Platforms at Red Hat.
According to AWS, ROSA comes with elasticity and pay-as-you-go pricing, achieved through a new Red Hat subscription which is claimed to eliminate the need for complex, multi-year contracts – giving customers the ability to align their Red Hat OpenShift consumption in AWS with their business needs.