Red Hat Partners with Microsoft

November 4, 2015—Microsoft Corp. and Red Hat Inc. announced a partnership that will see the deployment of Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. The most noteworthy component of the partnership is that Microsoft is now offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat will work together to address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds.

Key elements of the partnership include the following:

  • Red Hat solutions will be available natively to Microsoft Azure customers and vice versa. In the coming weeks, Microsoft Azure will become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, enabling customers to run their Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications and workloads on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Cloud Access subscribers will be able to bring their own virtual machine images to run in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure customers can also take advantage of Red Hat’s application platform, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Gluster Storage, and OpenShift, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service offering. In the coming months, Microsoft and Red Hat also plan to provide Red Hat On-Demand — “pay-as-you-go” Red Hat Enterprise Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace, supported by Red Hat.
  • Integrated support. Customers will be offered cross-platform, cross-company support spanning the Microsoft and Red Hat. The support teams of the two companies will be on the same premises.
  • Interoperability. Red Hat CloudForms will interoperate with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, offering Red Hat CloudForms customers the ability to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux on both Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. Support for managing Azure workloads from Red Hat CloudForms willo be added in the next few months.
  • Collaboration on .NET for application development. Developers will have access to .NET technologies across Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, jointly backed by Microsoft and Red Hat. Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be the primary development and reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux.

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