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Red Hat and Microsoft Fuel Hybrid Cloud Development with Azure Red Hat OpenShift

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, and Microsoft today announced the general availability of
Azure Red Hat OpenShift, which brings a jointly-managed enterprise-grade
Kubernetes solution to a leading public cloud, Microsoft Azure. Azure
Red Hat OpenShift provides a powerful on-ramp to hybrid cloud computing,
enabling IT organizations to use Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in
their datacenters and more seamlessly extend these workloads to use the
power and scale of Azure services. The availability of Azure Red Hat
OpenShift marks the first jointly managed OpenShift offering in the
public cloud.

Both Red Hat and Microsoft recognize the importance of hybrid cloud
computing to modern IT, as organizations look to expand resources with
public cloud infrastructure while maintaining existing on-premises
investments. Kubernetes provides a common bridge between the datacenter
and public cloud environments, making it a key technology in enabling
true hybrid cloud computing.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift combines the innovation of enterprise Kubernetes
with the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise
Linux, running on the scale and power of Azure. Together, these
technologies provide a powerful solution for more easily managing and
orchestrating cloud-native workloads across a hybrid cloud environment.
With Azure Red Hat OpenShift, customers can also bring containerized
applications into workflows where they exist, while mitigating many of
the inherent complexities of container management.

A fully-managed, jointly-operated service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift is
backed by both the open source expertise of Red Hat and the public cloud
might of Microsoft. Customers receive an integrated experience,
including unified sign-up, on-boarding, service management and technical
support. The service is added into customers’ existing Azure bill,
further streamlining the user experience.

Additionally, Azure Red Hat OpenShift offers enterprise developers and
operations teams:

  • Fully managed clusters with master, infrastructure and
    application nodes managed by Microsoft and Red Hat; plus, no VMs to
    operate and no patching required.
  • Regulatory compliance will be provided through compliance
    certifications similar to other Azure services.
  • Enhanced flexibility to more freely move applications from
    on-premise environments to the Azure public cloud via the consistent
    foundation of OpenShift.
  • Greater speed to connect to Azure services from on-premises
    OpenShift deployments.
  • Extended productivity with easier access to Azure public cloud
    services such as Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Machine Learning and Azure SQL
    DB for building the next-generation of cloud-native enterprise

Azure Red Hat OpenShift represents Red Hat and Microsoft’s continued
mutual commitment to provide a powerful, supported and more secure
choice for developing and deploying hybrid cloud workloads. Jointly
supported by both companies, IT organizations can have greater
confidence in adopting hybrid cloud innovation that meets the
requirements of mission-critical workloads in production.

Microsoft and Red Hat are also collaborating to bring customers
containerized solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on Azure, Red
Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 and Ansible Certified modules. In addition, the
two companies are working to deliver SQL Server 2019 with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 8 support and performance enhancements.


Azure Red Hat OpenShift is available now via Microsoft Azure.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
cloud provides a clear vision into the future of enterprise computing,
where public cloud services stand alongside virtualization, Linux
containers and bare-metal servers. Together, this forms the new
datacenter in the hybrid cloud world. Azure Red Hat OpenShift provides a
consistent Kubernetes foundation for enterprises to realize the benefits
of this hybrid cloud model. This enables IT leaders to innovate with a
platform that offers a common fabric for both app developers and

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, Cloud and AI Group, Microsoft
and Red Hat share a common goal of empowering enterprises to create a
hybrid cloud environment that meets their current and future business
needs. Azure Red Hat OpenShift combines the enterprise leadership of
Azure with the power of Red Hat OpenShift to simplify container
management on Kubernetes and help customers innovate on their cloud

Dave More, senior vice president, Travel Solutions Development
Platform, Sabre

“Hybrid cloud technologies fuel our next
generation platform, with Red Hat OpenShift forming the common, modern
foundation for us to build innovative, cloud-native applications that
can span from our data centers to the public cloud. Red Hat OpenShift
simplifies our ability to create services that work more seamlessly
across hybrid cloud architectures, letting us consume cloud-scale
resources, including on Azure, while also enabling us to move workloads
wherever and whenever needed through Red Hat OpenShift.”

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