Azure Red Hat OpenShift, which brings a jointly-managed enterprise-grade Kubernetes solution to Microsoft Azure, is now available. The solution enables IT organizations to use Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in their datacenters and more seamlessly extend these workloads to use the power and scale of Azure services, Red Hat said.
The availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift marks the first jointly managed OpenShift offering in the public cloud.
With Azure Red Hat OpenShift, customers receive an integrated experience, including unified sign-up, on-boarding, service management, and technical support. The service is added to customers’ existing Azure bill, further streamlining the user experience.
Additionally, Azure Red Hat OpenShift offers enterprise developers and operations teams fully managed clusters, regulatory compliance with multiple standards, greater speed to connect to Azure services from on-premises OpenShift deployments and extended productivity with easier access to Azure public cloud services for building the next- generation of cloud-native enterprise applications.
Microsoft and Red Hat have also teamed up to bring customers containerized solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on Azure, Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 and Ansible Certified modules. In addition, the two companies are working to deliver SQL Server 2019 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 support and performance enhancements.