Those looking to ascertain the ubiquitous nature of open source need look no further than the trajectory of .NET, Microsoft’s widely-adopted general development platform. In November 2014, Microsoft announced the open sourcing of .NET with .NET Core, a just-in-time (JIT) compiler and runtime for .NET. Then, in November 2015, Red Hat and Microsoft announced a landmark relationship, which established our collaboration with and promised access to .NET on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift, our award-winning container application platform.
Today, we’re pleased to announce that .NET Core is now not only available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift via certified containers, but is supported by Red Hat and extended via the integrated hybrid support partnership between Microsoft and Red Hat. This makes Red Hat the only commercial Linux distribution to feature full, enterprise-grade support for .NET, opening up platform choice for enterprises seeking to use .NET on a flexible Linux and container-based environments.
So why is .NET on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift such a big deal? Well, for starters enterprises can now have:
The ability to follow a microservices-based approach, where some components are built with .NET and others with Java, but all can run on a common, supported platform in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift.
The capacity to more easily develop new .NET Core workloads on Windows, with customers able to deploy and run on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or Windows Server.
A heterogeneous datacenter, where the underlying infrastructure is capable of running .NET applications without having to rely solely on Windows Server.
Access to many of the popular development frameworks such as ..NET, Java, Ruby and Python from within OpenShift
It’s a great day for developers, and it’s a great day for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift users. To learn more about .NET Core on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift and how to access the components, please visit redhatloves.net.