Red Hat and Microsoft simplify containers for the enterprise

Microsoft and Red Hat expand partnership with focus on containers and hybrid cloud

Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers. To do this, the companies will be offering OpenShift Dedicated on Azure. As part of the deal, customers can now take advantage of Windows support when using OpenShift, OpenShift Dedicated on Azure and SQL Server support in OpenShift and Red Hat Linux. First, there will be an upcoming preview of native support in Red Hat OpenShift for running Windows Server containers. That's especially important for enterprises that want to modernize their development workflows.

Red Hat and Microsoft have extended their partnership with a containerised cross-cloud cuddle.

On top of that, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Azure will now be an available option. "To be clear, there is a lot left to do with months of work ahead as we pursue this path, but in the topsy turvy world of containers and container orchestration, this should be a significant step in what could prove to be one of the most valuable integrations to come out of Red Hat's alliance with Microsoft".

"Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure allows enterprise IT teams to focus on delivering business value and fostering innovation rather than keeping the lights on and micro-managing resources", the release said. But this deal makes good sense because plenty of VMs in Azure run Linux, so Microsoft deepening its relationship with Red Hat means Azure customers can enjoy all that Red Hat has to offer.

"With this week's announcement a customer running OpenShift can use Linux and Windows containers together in a single cluster, they can use.NET Core 2.0 in a container on OpenShift, and SQL Server on either operating system and OpenShift, either on Azure or in their own datacenters", he wrote.

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 this hybrid cloud.

"The datacenter is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid", said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.

"Alongside Microsoft, Red Hat is providing a way for organizations to truly make the technology choices that matter to them, from containerized workloads to public cloud services, without adding an equal burden of complexity". As a 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.

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