RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2021) - Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government as a public preview. Delivering the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform as a jointly-managed and supported cloud service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government brings the innovation of Red Hat OpenShift and the scale of Azure to government agencies on a dedicated cloud with the intention to address crucial compliance and security regulations for highly-sensitive workloads at general availability.
Launched in 2019, Azure Red Hat OpenShift was the first co-developed, jointly-operated Red Hat OpenShift service on the public cloud, offering a powerful on-ramp to the hybrid cloud by extending the same enterprise-grade Kubernetes used in private datacenters to the scale of Microsoft Azure. The service combines Red Hat's expertise in mission-critical Kubernetes with Microsoft Azure's skill in cloud-scale operations, helping customers focus on hybrid cloud transformation rather than maintaining the complexities of growing cloud-native infrastructure.
Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government extends the benefits of the service to public sector organizations that require stringent levels of IT security and data management. It helps agencies have greater confidence in the access controls around their data, that the location of the data meets regulatory controls and their ability to address known security vulnerabilities with applicable fixes. Once generally available, the service is expected to add key IT security and regulatory certifications and is intended to pass crucial compliance tests, such as:
The extended service also delivers new features and capabilities tailored to meet the information security requirements of sensitive workloads, including:
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes adds support for workloads on Azure Red Hat OpenShift which helps to push broader application security best practices earlier into the development lifecycle, effectively shifting IT security left. In addition, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes helps agencies improve security posture of their Kubernetes infrastructure and running applications, further ingraining stringent security needs into the DNA of their workloads. Availability
Currently available as a public preview, Azure Government customers (federal, state, local governments, and their partners) interested in Azure Red Hat OpenShift can find out additional details and create Azure Red Hat OpenShift clusters at https://azure.microsoft.com/services/openshift/.
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