May 12, 2020 By Chris Rosen 2 min read

Start experimenting with the managed offering for free.

Hopefully, you have seen the announcements about Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud’s support for OpenShift 4.3 and all of the great hands-on content that the teams have created. But what should you do if you do not have a full IBM Cloud account? Or if you just want to play with the managed OpenShift offering for free prior to making a decision?

The answer is IBM Demos! Along with a variety of other IBM Cloud offerings, IBM Demos provides a product overview, guided tour, and a free lab environment to get hands-on with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. There are now four labs to start tinkering with managed OpenShift:

  • Lab 1: Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 4.3 (NEW)
  • Lab 2: Operators, Cloudant, and OpenShift 4.3 (NEW)
  • Lab 3: LogDNA and OpenShift 4.3 (NEW)
  • Lab 4: Getting Started with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 3.11


What is Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud?

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud launched August 1, 2019, and is a managed service that simplifies deployment and configuration of the OpenShift Container Platform. As a managed service, IBM will automate initial provisioning as well as on-going maintenance, including operating system patches, vulnerability remediation, and any updates in the OpenShift stack. 

Lifecycle management is only one aspect of a managed OpenShift offering, however. Another key aspect is building in operational efficiencies so you can deliver line-of-business objectives. We do that by supporting highly available (HA) master nodes in a multizone cluster configuration. This ensures that master and worker nodes are distributed evenly across at least three physically separate data centers (i.e., zones) within that region. 

Managed OpenShift supports your most critical workloads by providing an SLA of 99.99% on a variety of compute isolation choices, including bare metal. Managed OpenShift also supports your regulated workloads with compliance, including PCI, HIPAA-ready, ISO, SOC 1, and SOC 2 Type 2. 

Join the discussion

For Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud questions, engage our team via Slack by registering here and join the discussion in the #openshift channel on our public IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service Slack.

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