BOSTON— Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition to being able to bring their own licenses to AWS, customers can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS's on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This new offering will be available in the coming weeks, to customers worldwide in every AWS Region.
Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides highly available, secure, on demand, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations worldwide. Using the AWS management console, EC2 users can quickly procure and provision EC2 instances preconfigured with supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 and only pay for the hours that they consume.
"We are pleased to offer supported enterprise-class Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand for our customers," said Terry Wise, director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. "Our customers have been vocal about their need to provision supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the same way that they provision AWS EC2 and only pay for what they use. This announcement is the result of an extensive collaboration between Red Hat and AWS to satisfy real customer needs."
"Giving developers broad access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Amazon EC2 is an important step in our evolution in the cloud," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. "This is about giving customers and developers choice on how they deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux and work to build the industry's next-generation applications."
Existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers are able to instantiate Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 in all Amazon EC2 Regions today under the Red Hat Cloud Access capability of Red Hat subscriptions. Red Hat will work with Amazon over the coming months to additionally enable on-demand instances and support options and migrate existing on-demand beta customers to Amazon supported on-demand instances.
For more information about Red Hat and cloud computing, visit www.redhat.com/cloud.
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Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
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