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What is Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud?

Red Hat® OpenShift® on IBM Cloud™ is a fully managed OpenShift service that leverages the enterprise scale and security of IBM Cloud, so you can focus on developing and managing your applications. It’s directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company®.

With a fully managed OpenShift service, you can:

  • Enjoy dashboards with a native OpenShift experience, and push-button integrations with high-value IBM and Red Hat middleware and advanced services.
  • Rely on continuous availability with multizone clusters across six regions globally.
  • Move workloads and data more securely with Bring Your Own Key; Level 4 FIPS; and built-in industry compliance including PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC1 and SOC2.
  • Start fast and small using one-click provisioning and metered billing, with no long-term commitment.

Build and deploy OpenShift workloads with the power and scale of IBM Cloud

A powerful managed Kubernetes service

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All of IBM Cloud — including IBM Watson® and IBM Blockchain Platform — runs on Kubernetes, enabling massive scale and workload diversity. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that manages more than 14,000 production clusters service-wide, and maintains a daily service volume of 30 million normal page views and 100 million extreme weather views at The Weather Company.

Managed capabilities across the full lifecycle

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IBM Cloud builds on an open-source foundation for advanced capabilities to ease the pain of security, scale, and full stack management — from build, through operations, and across the lifecycle of the software.

Fast and low-risk migration

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud offers features that are ready for immediate use, including compliance support, container-level security with strong isolation choices and key management, and the same cryptographic technology that is used by banks and financial institutions.

Metered billing, with no long-term commitment

Start fast and small — with hourly metered billing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and monthly billing for OpenShift Container Platform. IBM will manage the master node at no charge. There is no commitment to any term license.

High availability for workloads and data

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Build and operate OpenShift workloads in hybrid environments, enabled by a global footprint of six multi-zone regions.

Containers, functions and apps in a single management platform

OpenShift is now deeply integrated into IBM Cloud, a unified platform in which tooling for Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and functions is explicitly designed to integrate smoothly. Protect your existing investment, while you provide new skills opportunities for your team.

Take a guided tour of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Join IBM Cloud Developer Advocate Sai Vennam as he provides a tour of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, including creation of an OpenShift cluster and exploration of the OpenShift web console. Learn how fully managed OpenShift makes the Kubernetes experience easier, and how IBM Cloud provides advanced capabilities to ease the pain of security and scale — not just on Day 1 building, but also on Day 2 operations — across the lifecycle of the software.

The fully managed OpenShift service provides:


  • Automated provisioning and configuration of infrastructure, including compute, network and storage
  • Automated installation and configuration of OpenShift, including high availability within a region
  • Automatic upgrades of all components (operating system, OpenShift components, and in-cluster services)


  • Security patch management for operating system and OpenShift
  • Built-in security features, including image signing, image deployment enforcement and hardware trust


  • Automatic multizone deployment in multizone regions, including integration with IBM Cloud Internet Service to manage cross-zone traffic routing

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Test out OpenShift clusters with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Create a Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud cluster

Learn how to create a standard cluster, open the OpenShift console, access built-in OpenShift components, deploy an app that uses IBM Cloud services in an OpenShift project, and expose the app on an OpenShift route so that external users can access the service.

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