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Strategic Alliance: Red Hat and Microsoft
What happens when Red Hat and Microsoft join forces? You win.
Security, consistency, reliability: These are why enterprises trust Red Hat® solutions. They're also why enterprises turn to a public cloud like Microsoft Azure. It's only natural that customers want to unite the 2.
Now you can. Red Hat and Microsoft have teamed up to offer open hybrid cloud solutions on Azure. You can now launch Red Hat Enterprise Linux® directly from the Azure marketplace.
This partnership is a powerful win for enterprises, ISVs and developers. 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.
Open hybrid cloud is an IT approach that uses standardized, interoperable, modular technology. You can create a unified environment that lets you take advantage of existing resources and be open to new advances.
Azure is a cloud platform from Microsoft. It includes compute, storage, data, networking, and application development tools in a combination of managed and unmanaged services that let you build, deploy, and manage apps any way you like.
In November 2015, Red Hat and Microsoft partnered to give you great choice and flexibility for building, deploying, and managing applications across public and private clouds.
So far, we've announced:
The combined expertise of Red Hat and Microsoft is automatically available when you use Red Hat products on Azure. You get consistent service no matter which company you contact for support. Best of all, you don't have to figure out whether the issue comes from Red Hat or Microsoft—we do that for you.
View our frequently asked questions to find out what the Red Hat and Microsoft partnership means for you.
Check out Microsoft's Openness blog for their latest announcement about Red Hat Enterprise Linux availability in the Azure Marketplace.
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The datacenter is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid. With Red Hat and the leader in enterprise cloud workloads joining forces, our customers are the winners today, as we unite on common solutions to help them solve challenges in the hybrid cloud. Together, we're offering the most comprehensive support agreement for our mixed technologies to support customers.