Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure

Microsoft is now offered Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, we will be means to muster Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from a Azure Marketplace and get support for your deployments from both Microsoft and Red Hat.

In addition, Microsoft currently announced that it is now charity approved Bitnami images in a Azure Marketplace and it now supports Walmart‘s (yes — that Walmart‘s) open source OneOps concentration lifecycle government platform. Until today, OneOps only offered a appurtenance picture for Amazon’s AWS platform.

2016-02-17_0957Seeing a difference ‘Microsoft’ and ‘Linux’ together in a singular judgment might still come as a startle to a few people, though Microsoft says some-more than 60 percent of images in a Azure Marketplace are now Linux-based.

Red Hat and Microsoft also formerly announced a partnership that resulted in today’s release, so a fact that we can now spin up RHEL practical machines on Azure shouldn’t come as a finish surprise.

It’s also value observant that RHEL users were already means to pier their existent licenses over to Azure, though now anybody will be means to spin adult a RHEL appurtenance on Azure (for an additional cost on tip of a standard cost of a simple practical machine) and get full support from Microsoft and Red Hat.


As Red Hat’s Mike Ferris, a comparison executive for business architecture, and Microsoft’s executive of module government for Azure Corey Sanders told me progressing this week, a dual companies are also operative closely together on ancillary business who select to go a RHEL track on Azure. Red Hat and Microsoft’s support specialists are indeed sitting together to answer their customers’ questions, that is a initial for both companies.

As Ferris and Sanders stressed, there is already roughly 100 percent overlie between their dual craving patron bases. Given Microsoft’s concentration on hybrid cloud deployments, giving these business a ability to run a same handling complement both on-premises and in a cloud is an apparent move.

“Since we announced a partnership in November, we’ve seen clever seductiveness and movement from a business looking to move their Red Hat investments to Azure,” Sanders pronounced in today’s announcement. “Azure provides a best Enterprise-grade support of a open cloud, by charity a entirely integrated support knowledge with co-located Red Hat and Microsoft support engineers sitting corresponding to assistance we when we need it!”

RHEL 6.7 and 7.2 images are now accessible in all Azure regions, with a difference of China and Azure’s US Government platform.

While a deepened partnership with Red Hat is clearly a prominence of today’s announcement, certifying a initial set of Bitnami images also gives Azure business utterly a bit some-more flexibility. Microsoft says it will supplement some-more of these to a Azure Marketplace in a entrance months.


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