Red Hat OpenShift Now Available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Red Hat OpenShift is now generally available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The two companies made the announcement at the annual Red Hat Summit last week.

Red Hat OpenShift, built on Kubernetes, allows developers to design, construct, and deploy cloud-native applications across various environments. With OCI hosting Red Hat OpenShift in 69 regions worldwide, users can tailor their operations to meet specific requirements regarding regulatory compliance, performance, and cost-efficiency.

This new service is a continuation of the partnership between Red Hat and Oracle, which started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux being certified to run on OCI bare metal and Oracle VMware Cloud Solution workloads. The combination of Red Hat's platform and Oracle's infrastructure is meant to enable users to seamlessly migrate and manage their applications using OCI, backed by comprehensive support agreements from both companies.

Oracle is enhancing this offering by providing tools such as Container Storage Interface (CSI) for integrating OCI storage solutions and Cloud Control Manager (CCM) for ensuring API compatibility with the Red Hat OpenShift platform. Customers also benefit from multiple installation options, including an assisted installer, command line setup, and agent-based methods suitable for air-gapped environments.

OCI’s distributed cloud setup includes various specialized regions like Oracle Government Cloud in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, as well as OCI Dedicated Regions at customer sites and partner-enabled Oracle Alloy regions. Red Hat OpenShift versions 4.14 and 4.15 have been validated for installation on OCI Compute flexible virtual machine shapes, which are designed to optimize performance and cost.

The flexibility offered by OCI is particularly valuable for industries with stringent regulatory demands, such as telecommunications, finance, and healthcare, enabling these organizations to operate efficiently across multiple jurisdictions. Future plans include extending validation to bare metal configurations, further enhancing the capabilities available to Red Hat and Oracle customers.

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