Cloud computing

Red Hat Cloud Access

Your Red Hat subscriptions in the cloud

Is a public cloud part of your IT strategy? Take your Red Hat subscription with you.

Red Hat® Cloud Access makes it easy to migrate your current subscriptions for use on qualified Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers. All benefits of your subscription transfer to the public cloud. That means you keep your direct relationship with Red Hat, including sales and our award-winning support.

Benefits

Stay secure and supported when you migrate to the cloud

  • One subscription

    Transfer the benefits of your current subscription to a public cloud.

  • Simple configuration

    Import your own image to a qualified Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider and configure your cloud application environments more easily.

  • Your choice of architecture

    Choose the best architecture and infrastructure for your needs—in your datacenter or on public clouds.

Features

When you use a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider and Red Hat Cloud Access, your workloads are secure and your applications are supported.

  • Bring a custom image to a certified cloud to reduce the amount of work needed to set up your cloud application environment.
  • Use Red Hat Support, relationships, and technology on certified clouds, while maintaining service and support with consistent, predictable pricing across all certified deployment infrastructures.
  • The program is available for active, unused Red Hat subscriptions for customers that have a direct (L1-L3) relationship with Red Hat Support.
  • Eligible customers will continue to use their standard support contacts and methods to receive support, and Red Hat will support running instances in the cloud.

You have 2 options for getting started

Follow these steps to start using your Red Hat products on a Red Hat Certified Public Cloud

  1. Check your eligibility:

    Confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements of Cloud Access. Review eligibility now.

  2. Enroll:

    To get started, you'll need your Red Hat account number and your cloud provider account number.

    • If you don't remember your provider account number, or need to sign up for a new one, please contact the provider directly.
  3. Work with your cloud provider to import images:

    Review your cloud provider's unique requirements and work with them to import your images.

Enroll now

For each registration, you may enroll multiple products on a single cloud provider.

Cloud Access unit table

The following table illustrates the appropriate “unit” designation when a software subscription moves from an on-premise installation to the approved vendor’s (off-premise) cloud, subject to the applicable terms and conditions.

Red Hat software subscription “Unit” when deployed on premise “Unit” when deployed on a vendor cloud
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
(physical or virtual nodes)
Either 1 physical node or 2 virtual nodes 2 virtual nodes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server product* 1 system 1 virtual guest
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat JBoss Web Server
Core band 1 virtual core up to the maximum number of cores in the core band**
Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud N/A 1 virtual guest

*Certain Red Hat Enterprise Linux products with units that are “systems” may be converted. Contact your account manager to determine whether you have subscriptions that qualify.
**Except for vendor instance sizing that is determined based on physical hardware specifications, in which case the cloud “unit” shall be 1 physical core.

Only available for Amazon Web Server (AWS) users

We create a gold image and add it to your AWS account as a private Amazon Machine Image (AMI).

  1. Check your eligibility:

    Confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements of Cloud Access. Review eligibility now.

  2. Enroll:

    To get started, you'll need your Red Hat account number and your AWS account number.

    • If you don't remember your AWS account number, or need to sign up for a new one, please contact the provider directly.
  3. Launch your private AMIs:

    Work with Red Hat and AWS to launch your private AMIs in your AWS console.

Enroll now

Cloud Access unit table

The following table illustrates the appropriate “unit” designation when a software subscription moves from an on-premise installation to the approved vendor’s (off-premise) cloud, subject to the applicable terms and conditions.

Red Hat software subscription “Unit” when deployed on premise “Unit” when deployed on a vendor cloud
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
(physical or virtual nodes)
Either 1 physical node or 2 virtual nodes 2 virtual nodes
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server product* 1 system 1 virtual guest
Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat JBoss Web Server
Core band 1 virtual core up to the maximum number of cores in the core band**
Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud N/A 1 virtual guest

*Certain Red Hat Enterprise Linux products with units that are “systems” may be converted. Contact your account manager to determine whether you have subscriptions that qualify.
**Except for vendor instance sizing that is determined based on physical hardware specifications, in which case the cloud “unit” shall be 1 physical core.

Program details

Select the product you want to use on a public cloud.

Cloud Access for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux® with Cloud Access lets you move to the cloud by providing a consistent application environment across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux products designed for Cloud Access

We've introduced new Red Hat Enterprise Linux products specifically designed for use with Cloud Access. Each product automatically translates to 2 virtual instances on a Red Hat Certified Cloud.

Get more information on these products

Eligibility

To be eligible for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions with Cloud Access, you must:

  • Move only unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, or both subscriptions; have either a Standard or Premium service level agreement; and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat.
  • Agree to Red Hat Cloud Access subscription terms and conditions of use on the enrollment form.
  • Complete all information on the enrollment form and submit it to Red Hat for approval prior to moving any subscriptions to a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider.

You may move any number of Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions.

Note: If you have Red Hat Enterprise Linux offerings supported by third parties or hardware original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offerings, these are not eligible for use in the cloud. Red Hat Academic Program customers and desktop or client offerings are not eligible, but you may buy Red Hat products on demand directly from one of Red Hat's Certified Public Cloud Providers.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to determine the conversion of your on-premise subscriptions to the cloud:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions are sold on a socket-pair or virtual-instance basis, depending on what makes the most sense to count. They are stackable, so you can use them like building blocks. For example, 1 subscription covers a socket-pair or 2 virtual instances on a Red Hat Certified Public Cloud. 2 subscriptions cover 2 socket-pairs or 4 virtual instances.
  • You can move legacy subscriptions. For subscriptions prior to fall 2013, 1 on-premise system is equal to 1 cloud virtual guest.
  • Your account number from a cloud provider can be associated with only 1 Red Hat account. Up to 3 cloud provider account numbers may be associated with a single Red Hat account.
  • Access to cloud instances are valid only while currently subscribed to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server or Advanced Platform subscriptions.
  • Updates are automatically provided to you for Red Hat product images that are certified and supported by Red Hat. They include any critical errata or updates so that you always have the most current Red Hat product images.
  • Red Hat Satellite may be used to manage both on-premise and images in the cloud.
  • Red Hat supports only base images and packages provided within the cloud, whether contained in the base images or cloud update service. Packages supported outside of the cloud, for example GFS, under standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription terms are not supported in the cloud.

Cloud Access for Red Hat JBoss Middleware

Use public clouds to meet increased demand, improve response times, or simply as a backup.

Red Hat JBoss® Middleware with Cloud Access lets you move your Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware subscriptions to the cloud, providing a consistent application environment across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments. Red Hat JBoss Middleware customers can migrate new or existing subscriptions for use at selected Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Red Hat JBoss Middleware, you must:

  • Meet the minimum subscription requirements below:
    • Have at least 1 active Premium or Standard 16-core subscription in a single Red Hat account and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat.
    • Contact Red Hat Sales to buy additional eligible subscriptions if this requirement is not met.
  • Move only unused cores to the cloud, in any number, to the total number of cores. You may split a 16- or 64-core subscription between public cloud use and your data center. For example, with a 16-core subscription, you may use 2 on a public cloud and 14 in your data center.
  • Agree to Red Hat Cloud Access subscription terms and conditions of use on the enrollment form.
  • Agree to Red Hat JBoss Middleware subscription terms.

Note: If you have Red Hat JBoss Middleware offerings supported by third parties or hardware OEM offerings, these are not eligible for use in the cloud.

Guidelines

  • 1 Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform or Red Hat JBoss Web Server core maps to
  • 1 virtual core in the cloud, regardless of instance size (small, large, extra large, etc.), for instances not in the Cluster Compute or Cluster GPU families.
  • 1 Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform or Red Hat JBoss Web Server core maps to
  • 1 physical core as defined in the Cluster Instance Hardware Specification for instances in the Cluster Compute or Cluster GPU families.
  • You may not simultaneously run a single Red Hat JBoss Middleware core in 2 locations (e.g., on premise or in the cloud). You must not exceed the total number of cores under subscription, no matter where they are deployed.
  • 1 cloud provider account number may be associated with only 1 Red Hat account. Multiple cloud account numbers may be associated with a single Red Hat account.
  • Access to cloud instances are valid with only active, current Red Hat JBoss Middleware subscriptions.
    • You're responsible for maintaining base images and applying critical errata or other updates.

Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud

As a Red Hat Gluster Storage customer, you have the choice of deploying on multiple platforms, including on premise datacenters and Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Cloud Access for Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud, you must:

  • Buy Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud. Contact your Red Hat Sales representative to buy eligible subscriptions.
  • Agree to Red Hat Cloud Access subscription terms and conditions of use on the enrollment form.
  • Agree to Red Hat Gluster Storage subscription terms.

Guidelines

  • Your account number from a cloud provider can be associated with only 1 Red Hat account. Multiple cloud provider account numbers may be associated with a single Red Hat account.
  • Access to cloud instances are valid only while currently subscribed to Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud Standard or Premium subscriptions.
  • 1 Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud instance maps to 1 large or extra-large virtual core size in the cloud.
  • You may not simultaneously run a single Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud instance in 2 locations (e.g., on premise or in the cloud). You must not exceed the total number of instances under subscription.
  • You may not move Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud subscriptions to on premise.
  • You may not move Red Hat Gluster Storage for On-premise subscriptions to the cloud.
  • Access to cloud instances are valid only with active, current Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud subscriptions.
  • Base images and updates:
    • Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers are required to give you Red Hat product images that are certified and supported by Red Hat. They include any critical errata or updates so that you always have the most current Red Hat product images.
    • Red Hat only supports base images and packages provided within the cloud, whether contained in the base images or cloud update service.

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat

With OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat on Cloud Access, you can easily deploy your own OpenShift PaaS to public clouds, letting you maintain control of the PaaS while taking advantage of the benefits of public cloud computing.

Eligibility

To be eligible to use OpenShift Enterprise with Cloud Access, you must:

  • Have at least 1 unused, active 2-core Premium OpenShift subscription in a single Red Hat account. Contact Red Hat Sales to buy additional eligible subscriptions or to upgrade current subscriptions to Premium support if this requirement is not met.
  • Move only unused subscriptions to the cloud. Any number of subscriptions may be moved, as long as the minimum subscription requirement is achieved.
  • Agree to Red Hat Cloud Access subscription terms and conditions of use on the enrollment form.
  • Agree to OpenShift Enterprise subscription terms.

Stacking of cores is permitted. For example, if the cloud instance has 4 cores, then 2 available 2-core subscriptions can be consumed.

OpenShift Enterprise socket-pair subscriptions are not eligible.

Note: If you have OpenShift Enterprise offerings supported by third parties or hardware OEM offerings, these are not eligible for use in the cloud.

Guidelines

OpenShift Enterprise products can be moved to the cloud using the guidelines below:

  • 1 OpenShift Enterprise core maps to 1 virtual core in the cloud, regardless of instance size. This does not apply to Cluster Compute or Cluster GPU instance families on AWS.
  • 1 OpenShift Enterprise core maps to 1 physical core as defined in the Cluster Instance Hardware Specification for instances in the Cluster Compute or Cluster GPU families on AWS.
  • You may not simultaneously run a single OpenShift Enterprise subscription in 2 locations (e.g., on premise or in the cloud). You must not exceed the total number of cores under subscription, no matter where they are deployed.
  • 1 cloud provider account number may be associated with only 1 Red Hat account. Multiple cloud account numbers may be associated with a single Red Hat account.
  • You're responsible for registering your subscriptions to Red Hat Customer Portal or another Red Hat management product, such as Red Hat Satellite.
  • You're responsible for maintaining base images and applying critical errata or other updates.

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