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Red Hat Releases OpenShift on AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC

Red Hat Releases OpenShift on AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC
  • Red Hat OpenShift is now included in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, supporting cloud-native innovation and security. 
  • This inclusion addresses the security challenges and modernization needs of federal agencies.
  • The AWS Marketplace listing provides all components for self-managed Red Hat OpenShift on AWS, including regular updates.

Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of open-source solutions, has announced the inclusion of Red Hat OpenShift in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). This development, which allows government agencies to access a wide range of software designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS), is aimed at supporting cloud-native innovation while meeting stringent security requirements.

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog that offers thousands of software options from independent vendors, simplifying the process of finding, testing, purchasing, and deploying software on AWS. It caters specifically to the unique needs of the U.S. IC by enhancing security capabilities, increasing mission impact, and promoting cost efficiency. By listing Red Hat OpenShift in this marketplace, Red Hat reaffirms its commitment to providing government agencies with options for their digital transformation journey.

The move comes in response to the growing challenge of security incidents faced by federal agencies, with 32,511 incidents reported in fiscal year 2021, as per the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team incident report. Simultaneously, government agencies are under pressure to modernize and deliver solutions more rapidly, necessitating a balance between innovation and security.

Red Hat OpenShift is tailored to meet the demands of U.S. government agencies in the digital age, enabling the swift development and deployment of Kubernetes-based applications while maintaining a strong security posture and adhering to compliance requirements. Furthermore, as agencies expand their application landscapes to meet evolving needs, Red Hat OpenShift offers compatibility across various open hybrid cloud infrastructure setups, accommodating a range of workloads and applications, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) systems, messaging systems, databases, and monitoring tools.

The listing of Red Hat OpenShift in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC provides all the necessary components for installing and configuring self-managed Red Hat OpenShift on AWS. Regular software updates, including bug fixes, security patches, and new features, are made available through the marketplace, enabling customers to stay current. Additionally, AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC offers the same advantages as the commercial AWS Marketplace, such as the ability to allocate committed AWS spending toward Red Hat solutions.

Christopher Smith, Vice President and General Manager of North America Public Sector at Red Hat, said,

“Evolving mission needs often require government agencies to rapidly transform applications and services while still balancing regulatory and security requirements. Red Hat has been a trusted partner of the government for more than 20 years, helping agencies develop and execute comprehensive IT strategies while prioritizing stringent security measures. With this expanded availability of Red Hat OpenShift to the U.S. IC through AWS Marketplace, we continue our drive to help remove potential barriers to innovation with a solution that is accredited and compliant with a variety of government regulations.”

[Source: Red Hat]

He emphasized that the expanded availability of Red Hat OpenShift to the U.S. IC through AWS Marketplace represented a continuation of their drive to assist in removing potential barriers to innovation with a solution that was accredited and compliant with a variety of government regulations.

Red Hat OpenShift is now accessible in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community, providing government agencies with enhanced options for their cloud-native initiatives.



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