Getting started with Redis for Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform

This section explains how to get started with the Redis offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Creating a Redis instance

  1. Log in to Mission Control.

  2. Select Redis from the Service, Region, and Provider section.

  3. Select AWS or GCP from the Cloud Provider dropdown.

  4. Select the appropriate region.

  5. Select Continue.

  6. Select the appropriate memory capacity.

  7. Select Continue.

  8. Enter the IP address that you want to grant access to your instance. Your current IP is entered by default.

    You should also create a name for this IP address in order to identify it later.

  9. Select Continue.

  10. Enter a name for your Redis instance.

  11. Select Create Instance to spin up your Redis instance.

Connecting your Redis instance

After creating a database with user authentication and whitelisting an IP address, you’re ready to test basic connectivity in a terminal session:


ObjectRocket does not support any non-SSL connections to Redis, so interfaces like redis-cli, which doesn’t support that, won’t connect.

To test connectivity, use Stunnel or similar applications that support SSL connections.

If you have any issues or just need guidance, contact the Support team.