Microsoft and Red Hat Signs Partnership to Deploy Hybrid Cloud Linux on Azure

By CIOReview | Thursday, November 12, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Microsoft collaborates with Red Hat to support Red Hat Linux in the Azure cloud.

The partnership offers customers to have hybrid cloud computing experience by providing a choice for enterprise Linux workloads and flexible deployment of Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure and .NET. These two companies together address common enterprise, independent software vendor(ISV) and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds.

Microsoft Azure will now become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider that enable customers to run their Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications and workloads on Microsoft Azure. Customers will now have integrated enterprise grade hybrid environment with cross-platform and cross-company support spanning the Microsoft and Red Hat offerings. This experience is seamless at cloud speed by co-locating support teams on the same premises.

Red Hat’s CloudForms, a cloud management system will interoperate with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager to enable its customers to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux on both Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure. It supports to manage and deploy Azure workloads across hybrid cloud extending the existing System Center capabilities for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat is adding support for Microsoft's .NET Core technology which runs on Linux and Mac as well as Windows. Red Hat Enterprise Linux will now be the primary development and reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux. This enables developers to enhance their application development capabilities with the access to .NET technologies across Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

 “This partnership is a powerful win for enterprises, ISVs and developers,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. “With this partnership, we are expanding our commitment to offering unmatched choice and flexibility in the cloud today, meeting customers where they are so they can do more with their hybrid cloud deployments — all while fulfilling the rigorous security and scalability requirements that enterprises demand.”