Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Thursday, March 23, 2023

Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Microsoft Azure Government Now Available 

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 7, 2023 -- Red Hat, Inc. today announced the general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for Government, bringing together one of the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform and the power and scale of Microsoft Azure to U.S. government agencies. With Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government, agencies can now build and deploy applications in a dedicated cloud tailored 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. Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government brings the benefits of the service to public sector organizations that require strict levels of IT security and data management.

"U.S. Government agencies house some of the world’s most highly-sensitive data but are also under increased pressure 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," said Christopher Smith, vice president and general manager of the North America Public Sector at Red Hat.

Innovation Without Sacrificing IT Security

According to Red Hat’s The State of Enterprise Open Source 2022 survey, government sector IT leaders cited containerization as the top use of enterprise open source. Additionally, 69% of government sector IT leaders responded that they expect to increase the use of enterprise open source to enable more rapid, flexible and lower risk adoption of emerging technologies.

As agencies turn to containers and open source software to address key modernization efforts, they need solutions that enable them to deploy applications quickly and at scale while still providing stringent system security controls for mission critical applications. Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government provides a turnkey application platform designed to support how U.S. government agencies work in a digital world. The service provides agencies with 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.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure Government includes key IT security and regulatory  certifications, including:

  • FedRAMP High Authorization
  • ITAR
  • IRS 1075
  • CJIS

Additionally, as a managed cloud service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift enables organizations to get started innovating within minutes. Agencies are able to streamline modernization efforts and focus on providing value for their end users rather than maintaining complex underlying infrastructure. Azure Red Hat OpenShift can be purchased through Microsoft with the ability to use Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment funds - further simplifying procurement for agencies.


Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Azure. Government is now generally available.

Follow this link to learn more about Azure Red Hat OpenShift. To learn more about Red Hat’s partnership with Microsoft, please click here.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.

Source: Red Hat

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