OpenShift Online Life Cycle [Posted: August 21, 2023]
End of life: September 30, 2023
OpenShift Online is a hosted service from Red Hat that provides customers with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) functionality, hosted by Red Hat. The service is powered by OpenShift 3.11 clusters, and the life cycle for the hosted service is inherited from the OpenShift Container Platform v3 life cycle.
OpenShift 3.11 entered the Extended Life Phase in June 2022 which does not provide the desired level of support for online services. OpenShift Online is presently not accepting any new subscribers. Existing subscribers were informed about the upcoming platform decommissioning in early 2023 and have not been changed for the service since late April 2023. We will discontinue all OpenShift Online accounts on September 30, 2023.
There are no current plans to introduce OpenShift Online based on OpenShift v4 that might be suitable for smaller scale deployments. Red Hat has decided to discontinue the OpenShift Online service and focus on other products and service offerings.
What are my options to keep my applications running on OpenShift?
The recommended migration path is to use Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and to utilize the hosted control planes deployment model, currently in technology preview with a planned release of Q4 2023. If you are interested in migrating larger scale workloads from OpenShift Online, the Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) is also generally recommended, as it allows simple worker node scaling and hourly pay-as-you-go billing. This recommended solution is not a direct replacement for OpenShift Online but for most application development and deployment use cases, you will find enhanced value via the agility and efficiencies delivered with a fully managed application platform.
We also have other cloud services in our portfolio that are deployable to each of the leading clouds including:
- Microsoft Azure Red Hat OpenShift a joint service delivered with Microsoft Azure
- Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated delivered by Red Hat on AWS and Google Cloud
- Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud delivered by IBM in partnership with Red Hat
Do I still have access to my OpenShift Online account?
Yes, but with some limited functionality. With invoicing disabled, most of the user-accessible configuration available via the https://manage.openshift.com/ web interface such as updating billing details, adjusting resource configuration and managing collaborator access is not available. Before the EOL, you can still use the oc CLI and the OpenShift web console to interact with your projects, export OpenShift objects and backup your data.
What is the migration path available for moving from OpenShift Online to other Red Hat OpenShift cloud services?
Your projects must be manually migrated from OpenShift Online to your destination. Automated migration using the Migration Toolkit for Containers (MTC) cannot be used for OpenShift Online.
When will I receive my last bill for OpenShift Online?
You received your last bill for OpenShift Online in April, 2023, and have not been charged for services since then.
I have questions about my account, who do I contact?
Please respond to the ticket you were sent with this information, reach out to your Account Team or contact Red Hat Support with any questions.