Red Hat OpenShift joins OCI to aid user compliance

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Red Hat and Oracle have announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute Virtual Machines (VMs) to enable validated and supported configurations and meet customer needs for regulatory compliance, performance and cost-effectiveness.

Red Hat OpenShift is a hybrid cloud application platform powered by Kubernetes for architecting, building and deploying cloud-native applications. Offering a distributed cloud of 69 regions, OCI can run Red Hat OpenShift in the location and operations model that best meets its clients’ goals.

The new offering builds on the collaboration between Red Hat and Oracle that began with the certification of Red Hat Enterprise Linux for OCI bare metal and Oracle VMware Cloud Solution workloads.

The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification and Red Hat OpenShift will give customers the confidence to install, migrate and run Red Hat OpenShift workloads on OCI, supported by existing support agreements between Red Hat and Oracle.

Additionally, users can extend their Red Hat OpenShift ecosystem to include installations on OCI, managed from their Red Hat portal. They can also choose from multiple installation methods, including Red Hat OpenShift Assisted Installer, command line and agent-based, which enables installation in air-gapped environments.

According to the companies, deployment flexibility is especially critical for organizations in industries with complex regulatory environments such as telecommunications, finance and healthcare, as well as organizations operating across multiple jurisdictions.

“Flexibility and choice are paramount needs for organizations as they build, deploy and manage enterprise applications across the hybrid cloud,” said Ashesh Badani, senior vice president and chief product officer at Red Hat.

“By extending Red Hat OpenShift to OCI, we’re providing our customers with the ability to run their applications in the environment that best meets their unique needs, including the higher performance, enhanced security, and greater cost-effectiveness of OCI” he added.

Karan Batta, senior vice president at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, also commented on the news: “As enterprises continue to leverage multicloud environments to help meet their business needs and goals, they are prioritizing flexibility and simplicity as they migrate their workloads to the cloud.

“With Red Hat OpenShift on OCI, customers achieve the double benefit of easily extending their Red Hat OpenShift environments to OCI, while gaining the flexibility to run their workloads from any location via OCI’s distributed cloud.”