Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) provides a managed OpenShift experience integrated with AWS. The total cost of ROSA consists of two components: ROSA service fees and AWS infrastructure fees.

ROSA service fees accrue on demand, at an hourly rate of $0.171 per 4 vCPU used by worker nodes, plus a $0.03 per hour cluster fee.* Service fees aren't charged for the control plane or required infrastructure nodes. 1-year and 3-year** ROSA service contracts offer savings between 33% and 55% off the on-demand rate for worker nodes. ROSA service fees are uniform across all supported AWS Regions. 

ROSA Worker Node Service Fees Yearly Cost On-demand With 1-year contract With 3-year contract**
Worker Node Fee Per 4 vCPU/Year $1500 $1000 $667

AWS infrastructure fees include fees for the underlying worker nodes, infrastructure nodes, control plane nodes, storage, and network. The minimal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) footprint for a multi-Availability Zone (AZ) ROSA deployment consists of 3 worker nodes, 3 infrastructure nodes, and 3 control plane nodes. For a deployment to a single-AZ, the minimal footprint shrinks to 2 worker nodes, 2 infrastructure nodes, and 3 control plane nodes. AWS infrastructure fees vary by Region. Use the AWS Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of planned infrastructure in your preferred Region.

Pricing examples

  • On-demand pricing example: 3 Worker Nodes - Test Cluster

    Estimated on-demand price for one multi-AZ ROSA cluster running three (3) m5.xlarge worker nodes for one month:
       
    ROSA service fees  
    Worker node service fee: 3 m5.xlarge nodes x $0.171 (per 4 vCPU per hour) x 730 hours $374
    Per cluster fee*: $0.03 per hour x 730 hours $22
    ROSA service fee subtotal $396
       
    AWS infrastructure fees for US-East (N. Virginia)  
    Worker nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 3 m5.xlarge nodes x $0.192 per node per hour x 730 hours $420
    Amazon EBS: 3 300GB General Purpose SSDs x ($0.10 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $148
    Infrastructure nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 3 r5.xlarge nodes x $0.252 per node per hour x 730 hours $552
    Amazon EBS: 3 300GB General Purpose SSDs x ($0.10 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $148
    Control plane nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 3 m5.2xlarge nodes x $0.384 per node per hour x 730 hours $841
    Amazon EBS: 3 350GB Provisioned IOPS 1000 x ($0.125 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $392
    AWS infrastructure fee subtotal $2,501
       
    ROSA service fee subtotal $396
    AWS infrastructure cost subtotal $2,501
    Total estimated monthly price*** $2,897

     

  • Annual pricing example: 9 Worker Nodes - Production Cluster

    Estimated annual price for one multi-AZ ROSA cluster running nine (9) m5.xlarge worker nodes with a 1-year ROSA subscription and 1-year EC2 Instance Savings Plans:
       
    ROSA service fees   
    Worker node service fee: 9 m5.xlarge nodes x $1,000 per 4 vCPU per year $9,000
    Per cluster fee* $263
    ROSA service fee subtotal $9,263
       
    AWS infrastructure fees for US-East (N. Virginia)  
    Worker nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 9 m5.xlarge nodes x $990 per node annually $8,910
    Amazon EBS: 9 300GB General Purpose SSDs x ($0.10 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $5,345
    Infrastructure nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 3 r5.xlarge nodes x $1,297 per node annually $3,891
    Amazon EBS: 3 300GB General Purpose SSDs x ($0.10 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $1,782
    Control plane nodes  
    Amazon EC2: 3 m5.2xlarge nodes x $1,978 per node annually $5,940
    Amazon EBS: 3 350GB Provisioned IOPS 1000 x ($0.125 per GB per month + 2 daily snapshots) $4,707
    AWS infrastructure fee subtotal $30,575
       
    ROSA service fee subtotal $9,263
    AWS infrastructure fee subtotal $30,575
    Total estimated annual price*** $39,838

     

* For a limited time, there will be no hourly cluster fee.

** 3-year contracts are not yet available through the AWS ROSA console but can be obtained by contacting your AWS representative.

*** Does not include the cost of AWS services other than Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS. Please see Provisioned AWS Infrastructure for more details about what is provisioned.

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