Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides fully managed, high availability, secure OpenShift clusters on Microsoft Azure. These are fully managed and supported by a joint Microsoft and Red Hat team on a premium 24×7 basis, with a 99.9% uptime SLA. The service is purchased via customers' existing Azure arrangements, and may be scaled on demand.
As a fully managed platform, the entire solution – including patching and upgrades – is managed by Red Hat and Microsoft.
Deployments are integrated with corporate backend systems via a number of networking options, and may be configured against a variety of corporate authentication systems, including LDAP and OpenID Connect, as well as Azure Active Directory.
The fully managed nature of Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides tangible benefits and savings to organisations that adopt the offering over self-hosted alternatives. The total economic impact of hosted OpenShift solutions is discussed in detail in the following analyst paper from Forrester: https://www.redhat.com/en/resources/economic-impact-openshift-dedicated-analyst-paper