On Wednesday, Microsoft and Red Hat announced a partnership that will bring Linux support to Microsoft Azure.
"The cloud is changing the world, offering enterprises, independent software vendors (ISVs), and developers alike endless scale, speed, and agility in a cost-effective way. I've been talking with customers about 'why cloud' for years. Recently there has been a shift in these conversations, as the benefits have become undeniable. Now, for customers everywhere, the new question is 'how cloud'", said Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise Group at Microsoft. The new partnership between Red Hat and Microsoft looks to answer this new question by offering "unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud" to make the cloud easier for businesses and customers.
"The datacenter is heterogeneous, and the cloud is hybrid", said Paul Cormier, President of Products and Technologies at Red Hat. "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. Together, we're offering the most comprehensive support agreement for our mixed technologies to support customers". Under the deal, Microsoft has agreed to make Red Hat's Linux the 'preferred' option for enterprise users and will provide access to .NET technologies across Red Hat's OpenShift platform-as-a-service and Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the next few weeks. The companies will also provide integration between hybrid cloud deployments in the next few months. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
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