Red Hat OpenShift for Microsoft Azure Government announced

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Red Hat has unveiled the general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for Government, combining one of the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platforms and the power and scale of Microsoft Azure to US government agencies.

With Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government, agencies can now build and deploy applications in a dedicated cloud designed to address stringent federal security and compliance requirements for highly-sensitive workloads.

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.

Additionally, agencies are able to streamline modernization efforts and focus on providing value for their end users rather than maintaining complex underlying infrastructure.

Christopher Smith, vice president and general manager, North America public sector, Red Hat, said: “U.S. Government agencies house some of the world’s most highly-sensitive data but are also under increased pressured to modernize services to meet the expectations of their stakeholders. Red Hat is committed to providing hybrid cloud solutions that enable agencies to deliver capabilities faster while reducing risk. With Azure Red Hat OpenShift, agencies are able to focus on delivering cloud-native innovation all while meeting the stringent requirements of sensitive workloads.”

Jason Payne, chief technology officer, Microsoft Federal, said: “Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Azure Government offers US agencies a powerful and flexible way to build and run their most sensitive workloads in the cloud. Azure Government customers can now take advantage of the innovation of Red Hat OpenShift for their production workloads while keeping the peace of mind brought by the security, compliance, and reliability of Azure cloud offerings.”