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Amazon Web Services and Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA). ROSA is a new managed service available via the AWS Console, making it easier for Red Hat OpenShift customers to build, scale and manage containerized apps on AWS.

Using ROSA, customers can enjoy the simplified Kubernetes cluster creation using the Red Hat OpenShift console they are used to, with all its features and tools.

This eliminated the need to manually scale and manage the underlying infrastructure. ROSA also makes it easier for customers to move on-premises RedHat OpenShift workloads to AWS.

Containers are all the rage

There is no up-front cost required when using ROSA. As a customer, you only pay for the container clusters and nodes used.

Containers have proven they are useful and are popular among AWS and Red Hat customers because they increase speed and application portability. Right now, AWS has the most diverse selection of containers in the cloud.

They include ECS for customers who want the deepest AWS integration and EKS for those who prioritize Kubernetes. There’s even AWS Fargate for those who want to run serverless containers.

Tip: Red Hat feels unbeatable with OpenShift under the wing of IBM

It gets easier

Global Fortune 500 businesses, government agencies, and other organizations use Red Hat OpenShift. It is Red Hat’s platform, which extends the capabilities provided by base Kubernetes and is built for the cloud protection stack, to run containerized applications with the same common foundation and tools in any environment.

Many customers choose to self-manage Red Hat OpenShift clusters on top of AWS, which can be time-consuming, even though it is a far cry from what these companies would have to do a few years ago.

With ROSA, most actions required previously are now managed or simpler.