Shocker: Microsoft and Red Hat Team-up

Shocker: Microsoft and Red Hat Team-up

As a key component of this announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Red Hat to include Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure.

To date, Microsoft has offered support for a number of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Oracle Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE, on Azure. "Co-locating support will be available in the next few weeks", Guthrie said.

The flexibility and reliability of the Microsoft cloud platform empowers enterprises to address growing business needs, while Trend Micro's comprehensive solutions are specifically created to deliver cloud security to maximise ROI and utilise the full benefits of the Microsoft cloud platform. As organizations increasingly shift workloads to the cloud, they need a quick, easy and cost-effective solution to transfer their applications to Microsoft Azure. Support for managing Azure workloads from Red Hat CloudForms is expected to be added in the next few months, extending the existing System Center capabilities for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

According to Microsoft, this is unlike any previous partnership in the public cloud.

Developers will be able to access.NET technologies across Red Hat offerings, which include Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are jointly backed by the entities. These solutions enable Azure users to modernize and upgrade any application to any connected device and ease deployment of enterprise storage, whether it is in the cloud or in a hybrid cloud environment.

To learn more about how Sphere 3D products work within the Azure Cloud infrastructure, please register to view the recent Microsoft Infopedia webinar titled, "Sphere3D Brings Industry's First Windows Containerization Platform and Enterprise NAS to Microsoft Azure". Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be the primary development and reference operating system for.NET Core on Linux.

More information about the partnership can be found on the Microsoft blog and the companies will be holding a joint webcast at 11am ET (8am PT) today.

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