Partners: RED HAT AND ALIBABA CLOUD

Choice and flexibility for cloud deployments

By combining the power of the open source community, Red Hat® enterprise IT solutions, and Alibaba Cloud, we help our global customers journey to the cloud.

Customers not only want greater performance, flexibility, security, and portability for their cloud initiatives—they also want the freedom of choice for their heterogeneous infrastructures. They want to be able to deploy their technologies of choice on a scalable, trusted infrastructure of choice. That is Red Hat’s vision and the focus of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. By working with Alibaba Cloud, we’re bringing even more choice and flexibility to customers as they deploy Red Hat’s open source solutions across their cloud environments.

Mike Ferris, vice president, Technical Business Development and Business Architecture, Red Hat

Alibaba Cloud solution

Pay-as-you-go, on-demand images are available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Alibaba Cloud customers can purchase Red Hat Enterprise Linux® directly from the Alibaba Marketplace, in a pay-as-you-go, on-demand consumption model. Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Alibaba Cloud provides a dependable platform on which to deploy a broad range of applications. By running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Alibaba Cloud, you can take advantage of the cost effectiveness, scalability, and flexibility of the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure and services, the proven reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Alibaba support backed by Red Hat Global Support Services.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Alibaba Cloud provides a dependable platform on which to deploy a broad range of applications. By running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Alibaba Cloud, you can take advantage of the cost effectiveness, scalability, and flexibility of the Alibaba Cloud infrastructure and services, the proven reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Alibaba support backed by Red Hat Global Support Services.

In the coming months, customers will be able to use Red Hat Cloud Access to move certain, eligible subscriptions to Alibaba Cloud in a bring-your-own-subscription model, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Red Hat Cloud Access lets you move your Red Hat subscriptions to Alibaba Cloud, providing flexibility and portability and enabling a hybrid cloud architecture. With Cloud Access, you have the freedom and choice to use your subscriptions in your datacenter or in the public cloud while maintaining your relationship with Red Hat’s award-winning Global Support Services.

Benefits

Benefits of the Red Hat and Alibaba partnership

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Offers a trusted destination for Red Hat customers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and partners to benefit from Red Hat offerings on Alibaba Cloud using innovative consumption and service models delivered by the cloud providers.

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Ensures a safe, scalable, supported, and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments.

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Provides customers, ISVs, and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have certified the solution so that implementations begin with a solid foundation.

About Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers according to Gartner[1], and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, startups, corporations, and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

[1] Source: Gartner, “Market Share: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2016”, 19 September 2017

Frequently asked questions

Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) Program, which benefits the customer and partner communities of both companies. A Red Hat CCSP offers a trusted destination for Red Hat customers, ISVs, and other partners to benefit from Red Hat offerings in public clouds under innovative consumption and service models delivered by the cloud providers. The CCSP designation represents validation by Red Hat that the partner can deliver a safer, scalable, supported, and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments.

Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program and will partner with Red Hat to make Red Hat products globally available on Alibaba Cloud.

Currently, Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 6.9 and 7.4 are available in the Alibaba Cloud using a pay-as-you-go model. Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.10 will be available in the coming months.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace is available today.

This announcement broadens the Red Hat ecosystem of Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) partners. Through collaboration, Red Hat and Alibaba Cloud are working together to bring mutual customers and partners more deployment choices.

Customers can deploy and run preconfigured Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines from the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace using a pay-as-you-go-model on an hourly basis.

In the coming months, customers will be able to use Red Hat Cloud Access to move certain, eligible subscriptions to Alibaba Cloud. With Red Hat Cloud Access, customers pay Red Hat, or a Red Hat-approved partner, for Red Hat subscriptions.

Yes, this feature will be available with Red Hat Cloud Access in the coming months. Red Hat subscriptions offer the flexibility to deploy either on-premise in a datacenter or on Alibaba Cloud.

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