Pricing information for UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift
UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift pricing can be as low as 83p per hour (using committed annual pricing option). Full pricing with all options, including licensing and connectivity, is available in the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
OpenShift is packaged to provide you with a high level of flexibility to scale your environments inline with your workloads.
The information in this article is applicable to OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) v4 or higher. For information about OCP 3.x, request the G-Cloud 11 UKCloud Pricing Guide.
UKCloud deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
This deployment option provides a full Red Hat OCP that has been deployed by UKCloud and is ready to consume without delay.
We will deploy an OpenShift cluster that contain multiple nodes: control plane nodes, infrastructure nodes for infrastructure services and application nodes for application servers. The number of nodes within your cluster will dictate the monthly charge.
Control plane and infrastructure nodes
OpenShift requires a minimum of three control plane nodes to provide the control plane and we recommend a minimum of two infrastructure nodes to provide additional services such as ingress controllers, metrics, developer console and aggregated logging.
You'll need at least one application node to run your application and we recommend a minimum of two nodes for resilience.
Application node pricing includes a Red Hat OpenShift subscription component.
Control plane: 3 x control plane nodes
Infrastructure nodes: None
Application nodes: 2 x m1.medium
Persistent volume storage used: 60GiB Tier 2 persistent volume storage
Control plane cost per month
Monthly pricing for the control plane costs £412 per month.
Infrastructure node cost per month
There are no infrastructure nodes, so there is no infrastructure node cost.
As there are no infrastructure nodes, aggregated logging is not available.
Application node cost per month
Monthly pricing for two m1.medium application nodes costs 2 x £200 per month = £400.
Storage cost per month
Tier 2 persistent block storage costs £0.10 per GiB month, so the storage cost for 60GiB is £6.00.
Total basic cost
Calculate the total basic cost by adding together the control plane, infrastructure and application node and storage costs.
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The following discount and purchase schemes are available with UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift:
Commitment discount - application node pricing is available at hourly, monthly or annual rates, with the relevant discounts built in
For more information about the discount and purchase schemes offered by UKCloud, see the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
Additional pricing notes
- By default, your OpenShift cluster will only be connected to the internet. Your OpenShift environment can be provisioned on other networks, such as HSCN, Janet, RLI or PSN, at a flat fee of £50 per month per network, plus the addtional network charges as defined within the UKCloud Pricing Guide.
- UKCloud uses our Cloud Storage service for registry storage, which is charged at the prevailing rate. For more information, see the Cloud Storage Service Definition.
Enhanced Aggregated Logging
By default, an EFK (Elasticsearch, Fluentd, Kibana) stack is deployed onto infrastructure nodes to aggregate logs for a range of OpenShift Enterprise services. To provide this service, UKCloud will need to provision an initial allocation of Tier 2 persistent volume, charged at the prevailing rate, for the storage of logs.
If you don't have any infrastructure nodes, aggregated logging is not available.
Enhanced Metric Collection
- UKCloud will provision a Prometheus-based metrics platform to collect and publish your cluster's metrics from all containers and components in one user interface. This will run on infrastructure nodes if you have them, or application nodes otherwise. To provide this service, UKCloud will need to provision an initial allocation of Tier 2 persistent volume, charged at the prevailing rate, to store these metrics.
Billing and payment information
Billing for the service is one month in arrears.
Payment can be made by direct bank transfer. You can find bank details for payment on your invoice.
There are no termination fees for the service. You are responsible for extracting your own data from the platform if required. UKCloud may make an additional charge for transferring data out of the service.
We offer a 30-day free trial so that you can test and evaluate our service without commitment. Your trial provides you with a live environment on the UKCloud platform to test our services and verify whether they are suited to your needs. If you're new to UKCloud, you can request a trial via the UKCloud website trial page. If you're an existing customer, contact your Service Delivery Manager. For more information about free trials, see the Free Trials Service Scope.
For information about what is and isn't included in the UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift service, as well as UKCloud and customer responsibilities, see the UKCloud for Red Hat OpenShift Service Scope.
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