Microsoft and Red Hat Alliance Resources

Microsoft and Red Hat Alliance Resources

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OpenShift with Microsoft Azure Announcements

OpenShift Technical Resources

  • Azure Test Drive Hands-on-labs (link)
  • Azure Reference architecture (link)
  • Microsoft Quick Start template
  • OpenShift developer free training



OpenShift on Azure Workshop in Bellevue, WA

OpenShift on Azure Workshop in Bellevue, WA

I’m excited about tomorrow’s Red Hat’s OpenShift on Azure Workshop.  We have a great speaker and a packed house.

Develop, Host, and Scale Your Apps in the Microsoft Azure Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift

February 7th, 2017, 9-4 PM Pacific at Microsoft MTC in Bellevue, WA

  • Learn the OpenShift Container Platform (built on Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Understand how applications run as containers
  • Learn techniques to build and deploy applications using source code, dockerfile, and binaries.
  • Deploy multi-tiered application
  • Techniques for zero downtime deployments.


Veer Muchandi is a Principal Architect with Red Hat Inc. He is a technology evangelist for Containers, PaaS and DevOps. Veer conducts education sessions, technology deep dives, workshops, and proof of concepts or whatever it takes to enable customer adoption of these emerging technologies. He is a well-known blogger, speaker, and an open source enthusiast.

Why is Microsoft showing so much interest in Linux? 

Why is Microsoft showing so much interest in Linux? 

An operating system only matters because it is a platform for applications. Apps make money for businesses and productivity for individuals — i.e. they deliver the real value of computing.

Answer by Mathew Lodge, Board member of CNCF, a Linux Foundation project, on Quora:

Microsoft has decided that the operating system is no longer an important battleground, and that it’s more important to gain market share in cloud (Azure and Office 365) than it is to put energy into battling Linux for application market share. <more>


Azure Top Choice for IaaS

Azure Top Choice for IaaS

According to a new survey by Spiceworks Inc., Microsoft Azure is their top choice for cloud providers.

Key Findings

Most organizations are using at least one cloud-based IT service.

Specifically web and email hosting services, but the list is long…

IT pros expect an even larger shift to the cloud on the horizon.

Almost a third of survey respondents expect to see more than half of their organizations’ IT services become cloud-based in the next two to three years.

IT buyers are still cautious about adopting emerging cloud services.

IT pros are still waiting for a cloud provider to take flight and lead the charge in categories like Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). But when looking at more conventional services like cloud storage and productivity suites, there are several providers that stand out in each category.

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Apple Goes all in on Google Cloud

Apple Goes all in on Google Cloud

Bad new for Amazon Web Services, Apple agreeing to spend $400 million to $600 million at Google Cloud, according to CRN, citing sources.

Spotify is also switching its infrastructure over to Google Cloud.

Apple’s AAPL, -0.16%  move is a sign that Google GOOGL, +0.15%  is making progress in the roughly $26 billion cloud computing market, in which corporate customers rent access to tech giants’ computers to store and process data.

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60 percent of Azure images are Linux!

60 percent of Azure images are Linux!
Microsoft’s Azure cloud continues to grow more Linux-friendly by the day, it seems. This week, the company announced that more than 60 percent of Azure images are Linux based — and it added additional open source options for Azure users.
The major new open source offering on Azure is the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images in the Azure marketplace. That adds one more major enterprise-oriented Linux-based OS to the Microsoft cloud.
It also reflects a push by Microsoft to attract more Red Hat customers. “With this release, we are delivering on the joint partnership announcement we made in November,” Microsoft said. “Since we announced our partnership in November, we’ve seen strong interest and momentum from our customers looking to bring their Red Hat investments to Azure.”
The RHEL images expand upon the collaboration that Microsoft and Red Hat began last November, when they announced support for other Red Hat products on Azure.

Fed-Up VMware Customers Are Switching To Azure

Fed-Up VMware Customers Are Switching To Azure

Microsoft and its channel partners are looking to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding VMware’s public cloud strategy by targeting its customers with an Azure-centric sales pitch.

VMware’s vCloud Air public cloud, despite being pitched as a “safe landing place” for VMware’s private cloud customers, has struggled to gain share in a market dominated by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

The original version of ASR required VMware customers to deploy their own infrastructure VMs in Azure to handle the VM replication, but Microsoft’s updated version replicates data directly to Azure, making it easier and cheaper to use.