While Red Hat OpenShift makes it easier for teams to implement and run Kubernetes-based Linux container infrastructure, there are scenarios where a team may be too small or spread too thin even to administrate an OpenShift cluster on their own. For these teams, we offer Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated, a fully managed and provisioned service from Red Hat, hosted on AWS. These two services go hand in hand to provide production-grade container-based infrastructure on top of Amazon’s worldwide cloud infrastructure.
But what does that actually mean for an IT executive trying to suss out the total costs, savings and optimizations offered by moving to OpenShift Dedicated? Ryan Niksch, Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon, has written an extensive blog entry detailing the exact benefits of using OpenShift Dedicated. That should be some useful information for anyone evaluating the many hosted Kubernetes options available in the marketplace. The piece is full of wisdom like this:
You can take advantage of cost reductions of up to 70% using Reserved Instances, which match the pervasive running instances. This is ideal for the master and infrastructure nodes of the Red Hat OpenShift solutions running in your account. The reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift on AWS recommends spanning nodes over three availability zones, which translates to three master instances. The master and infrastructure nodes scale differently; so, there will be three additional instances for the infrastructure nodes. Purchasing reserved instances to offset the costs of the master nodes and the infrastructure nodes can free up funds for your next project.
Check out the whole article on the AWS Blog, here.