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Start exploring in the Developer Sandbox for free

Try Red Hat's products and technologies without setup or configuration.

What is the Developer Sandbox?

Get 30-days free access to a shared OpenShift and Kubernetes cluster.


Guided tutorials to experience and run sample applications


Modify and build on top of pre-built sample applications


Access the browser-based Red Hat OpenShift Dev Spaces
(formerly CodeReady Workspaces)


GitHub integration to your own source code

Start building with our guided activities or bring your own code.

What can I do in the Developer Sandbox?

The Developer Sandbox is perfect for immediate access into OpenShift, but how can you start practicing your skills in this context if you don’t have a starting point yet? Well, we’ve taken care of that for you with a curated series of use case-based activities that you can complete in the Developer Sandbox.

Technology integrations

The cluster includes:

  • CockroachDB, a Distributed SQL Database
  • gitops-primer to export your YAML files for GitOps
  • Red Hat OpenShift Serverless to build Functions as a Service (FaaS)
  • Red Hat Data OpenShift Science for machine learning (AI/ML)

What comes after the Developer Sandbox?

The Developer Sandbox is an ideal place to start developing your project. Once you are ready to take your application to production or you begin to hit resource limitations with the Developer Sandbox, consider moving your project to Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA)

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS is a fully managed turnkey application platform that provides Red Hat OpenShift running natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS). ROSA includes built-in CI/CD, monitoring, and developer tooling to get started quickly and offload the ongoing management of your applications. To learn more or to get started with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS, visit our Red Hat OpenShift on AWS product page.

Get started with Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS