24 March 2021

HCS Cloud People announces migration services for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)

Thierry Peters

HCS Cloud People announces migration services for Red Hat Openshift services on AWS(ROSA) which is now generally available. With the release of ROSA, new and existing HCS customers can migrate on-premises Red Hat OpenShift workloads to AWS.

OpenShift as a service

Migrating from on-premises Red Hat OpenShift/Kubernetes workloads to ROSA makes OpenShift consumable as-a-service by closely integrating OpenShift/Kubernetes with AWS services. With ROSA, customers can expect more consistency across workloads and streamlined, fully-supported managed services with pay-as-you-go pricing through AWS. Developed for customers who want an OpenShift experience with close integration to AWS services. HCS Company already accelerated Red Hat Migrations to OpenShift and we extend these services now by working together with HCS Cloud People to migrate and modernize on-premises Red Hat workloads to ROSA.


As a leading AWS consulting partner HCS Cloud People delivers professional services specialised in migrating to the cloud, cost and performance optimization. HCS Cloud People was founded in 2019 as a spin-off from HCS Company, a Red Hat Premium Business Partner and Red Hat Container Platform Specialist. Together HCS Cloud People and HCS Company specialize in migration and containerization services to public cloud.

HCS extensively evaluated the ROSA Preview with AWS to confirm the value for customers and assess the level of support provided by AWS and Red Hat.

Thierry Peters, Managing Partner HCS Cloud People: “As a pure public cloud player, we already offer AWS services to our customers. As we specialize in AWS, ROSA is a natural next step in our services. A great opportunity to collaborate with our mother brand HCS Company marketleader in OpenShift and Premium Partner & Container Platform Specialist of Red Hat. With our existing knowledge and expertise of the cloud and containers we now extend our migration services to ROSA (Red Hat OpenShift on AWS).”

Klaas-Pieter (K.P.) Majoor, Managing Partner HCS Company: “As a Red Hat Platform Container Specialist we noticed that many of our customers were looking for Red Hat OpenShift as a managed service to restore the balance between driving change and managing change. With managed OpenShift they can spend more time on driving change. Last year we extended our on-premise services with Azure Red Hat Openshift (ARO) and now, with the addition of ROSA, we have extended our OpenShift services to public cloud even more.”

Bob Wise, GM Container Services, AWS: “We are excited to extend our collaboration in the BeNeLux with HCS as a true specialist in the field of Red Hat OpenShift and cloud solutions. We are looking forward to expand our services in the BeNeLux Area with ROSA and our partner HCS.”

Paul Hermans, Executive Director Cloud & Software, Ingram Micro: “As Ingram Micro we are always looking for ways in which we can help partners to deliver distinctive value to the end customer. Optimizing and transforming AWS infrastructures is becoming an increasingly important component. Not delivering what is necessary, but looking at solutions that can set up an infrastructure differently, creating an environment that is much moren efficient, saves costs or even yield more business. We are proud that HCS Cloud People is our partner and with ROSA they can now offer Amazon Web Services based on Red Hat Openshift Service.”

Both HCS entities deliver migration services from our offices in Amsterdam, simplifying containerization efforts for customers in the BeNeLux. 

About Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS
Serving millions of customers and providing cloud services for more than 15 years has taught AWS that one size does not fit all. AWS gives customers the most choice to run their containerized applications, and they are continuing that approach to provide Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), generally available today. ROSA provides a fully managed OpenShift service with integrated cluster creation, consumption-based billing model, single invoice through AWS, and joint support from AWS and Red Hat.