If a company wants to run Linux in the public cloud, and they’re not yet ready to go “fully native” in the cloud, they tend to run RHEL in both environments, Whitehurst detailed. Red Hat CFO Frank Calderoni then underlined this point: “The large customers that are…using the public cloud with us are also growing substantially their business on the private side, too.”
The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform is available today. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta continues Red Hat’s drive to provide enterprises with a more secure, stable platform for innovation, whether it’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments or Linux container-based applications. The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes enhancements and new features around performance, platform security, reliability and new types of enterprise technology deployments, including Linux container-based applications and IoT.
Visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team blog for details
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) image is now available in the Azure Marketplace gallery. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure.
If you’d like to utilize your existing Red Hat subscription to provision RHEL 6.8 VMs in Azure, you can do so through the Cloud Access program, and by following the Red Hat image preparation guidelines in Azure documentation.
Source: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace | Blog | Microsoft Azure
“We’re the first Linux provider to have a fully supported version of .NET”
.NET is just one of the ways in which Red Hat and Microsoft are coming together for mutually beneficial developments.
Another point of cooperation was the creation of a flexible language server protocol so that languages being used for app development can be plugged into Red Hat and Microsoft’s tools interchangeably. The aim here was not to make the tools themselves interchangeable: “It’s not about making it be consistent; it’s about having that choice. … The idea here is that you get to choose your tool that works the way you want.”
Full Story from siliconAngle
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.