With the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8, the intelligent operating system for the hybrid cloud, at Red Hat Summit 2019, we brought the next-generation of enterprise Linux to our extensive partner ecosystem. Beyond traditional hardware and software providers, this partner network encompasses Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers (CCSPs) which includes the majority of major public cloud infrastructure providers.

The CCSP designation is awarded to Red Hat partners following validation by Red Hat that each provider meets testing and certification requirements to demonstrate the delivery of a safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments. The globally-unified program provides Red Hat customers, ISVs and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have validated a given solution so that implementations can begin with a solid foundation.

Today, we’re pleased to include Alibaba Cloud as the latest major Red Hat CCSP offering RHEL 8.

As the top public cloud provider in China and a Red Hat CCSP since 2017, Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, can now help customers in their journey to digital transformation with RHEL 8. By delivering local, regional and worldwide support and services around RHEL 8, Alibaba Cloud can better prepare organizations for success in a global, cloud-centric economy. Alibaba Cloud’s services paired with RHEL 8 enables customers to consume Red Hat certified solutions and configurations that can support open hybrid cloud deployments "out of the box."

Hong Choing, director, Global Business Developer & Strategic Alliances, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

"As the top public cloud in China and a leading Red Hat partner, we are glad to collaborate closely with Red Hat and be a strategic Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider in the Chinese enterprise IT market. Alibaba Cloud is committed to bringing the next generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to our customers to help them with their digital transformation efforts."

Alibaba Cloud customers without a current Red Hat subscription can purchase RHEL directly from the Alibaba Marketplace on-demand for a pay-as-you-go consumption model that takes advantage of Alibaba Cloud technical support. Customers can also use their existing Red Hat subscription through Red Hat Cloud Access, which offers the freedom and choice to use Red Hat subscriptions in their datacenter or in the Alibaba Cloud, all while maintaining a relationship with Red Hat’s award-winning support services.

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