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Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS

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The broad partnership between Red HAT , a highly regarded multi-cloud container platform vendor  and AWS  helps organizations deploy robust, adaptable platforms that can modernize and organizations digital operation.

 One of the major solution’s provided through this partnership is Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA)  which is a managed service that enables you to build and deploy containerized applications with the Red Hat OpenShift  Kubernetes platform on AWS, without the need to maintain the underlying infrastructure or the platform for the applications.. This link provides a good solutions overview and implementation details.

As part of this partnership Red Hat OpenShift, which a container orchestration platform based on Kubernetes, designed to simplify the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications became available on AWS, which is a leading cloud computing platform that offers a wide range of scalable and reliable cloud services.

You can see the features of this service at   .

Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA) not only modernized your digital environment , but it also helps your organization to run smoothly on AWS cloud and simplify hybrid cloud management providing a compelling solution for scalable and flexible containerized applications. In this blog, I delve into the synergy between OpenShift and AWS and explore how Trilio, a leading data protection platform, adds significant value to this powerful duo.

Top 7 Benefits of OpenShift on AWS

Container Orchestration:

The underlying OpenShift Kubernetes orchestration engine for as its underlying automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. This makes it possible for developers to focus on building and improving their applications rather than dealing with infrastructure complexities.

Reliability and Availability:

AWS data centers are located worldwide making it very dependable. OpenShift (ROSA) takes advantage of the AWS global infrastructure ensuring that applications hosted on the platform are resilient and available, even in the face of hardware failures or other issues.

Integration with AWS Services:

The integration of OpenShift with various AWS services , such as storage, data bases, networking, and security services ,enables users to take advantage of AWS’s extensive service portfolio while using OpenShift as the container orchestration layer.


From an architectural point of view, you can leverage AWS services like Amazon EC2 for virtual machines, Amazon RDS for databases, and Amazon S3 for storage, tailoring the infrastructure to meet your application’s specific requirements.


The combination of OpenShift (ROSA) and AWS provides built-in security features for containerized applications, and a range of security services and features to protect cloud resources.

Competitive Pricing:

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is a managed OpenShift offering integrated with AWS . Many of the cases I have seen show that AWS total cost of ownership is one of the lowest, if not the lowest in the market . The total cost of OpenShift on AWS (ROSA) consists of two components: ROSA service fees and AWS infrastructure fees. For details this is a good link to review.

Introducing ROSA with Hosted Control Planes (HCP)

Here at Trilio would like to showcase that Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is now offering a new deployment model, ROSA with Hosted Control Planes (HCP), which provides several benefits over the traditional ROSA deployment model. With ROSA with HCP, the control plane nodes are hosted and managed by Red Hat in a dedicated account, separate from your AWS account. This new model offers several advantages, including:

Reduced Costs: By eliminating the need to manage and provision control plane infrastructure, ROSA with HCP can help you lower your overall operating expenses.

Faster Cluster Creation: The dedicated control plane architecture in ROSA with HCP allows for significantly faster cluster creation times.

Improved Version Upgrade Flexibility: You can now schedule OpenShift version upgrades for the control plane and the worker node machine pools independently, giving you greater flexibility and control over your upgrades.

Enhanced Security: ROSA with HCP uses AWS managed policies to provide ROSA IAM service roles with narrowly-scoped permissions, reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities.

Seamless Integration: ROSA with HCP seamlessly integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to manage your OpenShift clusters alongside your other cloud resources.

Overall, ROSA with HCP is an ideal choice for organizations looking to reduce costs, accelerate cluster deployment, enhance version upgrade flexibility, and improve security while maintaining the benefits of Red Hat OpenShift on AWS.

Trilio and AWS:

Trilio’s data protection platform is designed to complement and enhance the data protection capabilities of ROSA. Trilio seamlessly integrates with ROSA, providing a comprehensive solution for backup, recovery, disaster recovery, and data governance across your containerized environments

Trilio for Red Hat OpenShift   provides fast and easy backup of application containers and virtual machines, disaster and ransomware recovery and application mobility across any cluster, anywhere

 Trilio on AWS OpenShift combines the robust capabilities of Trilio’s comprehensive data protection platform, with the flexibility and scalability of OpenShift running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This integration addresses critical aspects of data management, backup, recovery, and migration within containerized environments. Let us delve into the key features and benefits of incorporating Trilio into your AWS OpenShift deployment. When deployed on AWS OpenShift, Trilio becomes a critical component for ensuring the availability and integrity of your containerized applications’ data providing capabilities as follows:

Automated Backup and Point-in-Time Recovery:

Trilio for OpenShift provides point-in-time recovery capabilities, allowing you to roll back to a specific state in case of data corruption or loss. With Trilio, your data is safeguarded through automated and consistent backup practices, freeing up your IT team to focus on other initiatives.

Protect your data across cloud environments: Trilio seamlessly protects data across ROSA clusters, AWS regions, and even on-premises environments, ensuring data resilience and availability. Trilio for OpenShift provides a unified approach to backup and recovery, allowing you to replicate and move applications across clusters and different geographical regions.

Cost-Effective Data Protection:

Trilio on AWS OpenShift provides efficient backup and storage mechanisms to help optimize costs while providing the necessary safeguards for your critical data. The ability to manage and control data protection costs is a significant advantage for organizations of all sizes.

Integration with AWS Services:

Trilio seamlessly integrates with AWS services, enhancing the synergy between OpenShift and AWS. Whether utilizing Amazon S3 for scalable storage or other AWS services, Trilio ensures a cohesive integration that maximizes the benefits of both platforms.

Enhanced Security Measures:

Trilio adheres to the security standards of OpenShift and AWS, providing encryption, access controls, and other security measures to protect your backup data.

Scalability and Flexibility:

Trilio’s scalability takes advantage of the the dynamic nature of AWS OpenShift deployments  Trilio adapts to the changing demands of application growth , ensuring that data protection scales seamlessly with your infrastructure.

Seamless Migration Capabilities:

Migrating applications within containerized environments can be complex. Trilio simplifies this process by offering seamless migration capabilities. Whether you are moving workloads within your OpenShift cluster or across different clusters, Trilio ensures a smooth transition without compromising data integrity.

Trilio Deployment in ROSA

With our easy to use end to end documentation you can easily install Trilio from the OperatorHub, and start using immediately. You can license it from the AWS Marketplace or you can reach for us by clicking Contact Trilio

Integrating Trilio with ROSA not only provides comprehensive data protection but also unlocks additional benefits:

  • Reduced downtime and business disruption: Trilio’s rapid recovery capabilities ensure minimal downtime and seamless business continuity in the event of data loss or system failures.

  • Enhanced security posture: Trilio’s data encryption and access control features help protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access and breaches.

  • Improved compliance with data regulations: Trilio’s automated data retention and deletion policies help you comply with data privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA.

Embrace the power of Trilio Data and ROSA to safeguard your data assets and elevate your cloud-based workloads to new heights of resilience and efficiency. Contact our experts today to learn more about how Trilio can transform your data protection strategy on ROSA.


Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) provides an integrated experience with OpenShift. This link provides detailed information about how it works.

The combination of Trilio , Red Hat and AWS represents a strategic choice offering for you providing seamless integration of a powerful container orchestration platform with leading cloud computing infrastructure, and best in class Data Protection software providing organizations with the tools they need to deploy, manage, scale, protect, backup, restore and recover containerized applications efficiently.

And have other capabilities such as application mobility, ransomware protection to help make the IT infrastructure resilient to the highest level.

We urge you to consider evaluating a no charge PoC in your AWS environment.