Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services

Red Hat Evolves Cloud Offering with Amazon Web Services

Businesses can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’ on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), thanks to an expansion of partnership between Red Hat and Amazon Web Services.

This expansion of relationship will also allow customers to bring their own licenses to AWS. All customers in every AWS Region will be able to use this new offering in the coming weeks, note the companies.

If you are an existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customer you can easily instantiate Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 in all Amazon EC2 Regions now under the Red Hat Cloud Access capability of Red Hat subscriptions.
Both companies will work together to additionally enable on-demand instances and support options and migrate existing on-demand beta customers to Amazon supported on-demand instances.

We are pleased to offer supported enterprise-class Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand for our customers,” said Terry Wise, director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. “Our customers have been vocal about their need to provision supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the same way that they provision AWS EC2 and only pay for what they use. This announcement is the result of an extensive collaboration between Red Hat and AWS to satisfy real customer needs.”

Giving developers broad access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Amazon EC2 is an important step in our evolution in the cloud,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. “This is about giving customers and developers choice on how they deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux and work to build the industry’s next-generation applications.”

Businesses all across the world standardize on Amazon EC2 web service as it provides highly available, secure, on demand, resizable compute capacity in the cloud.

This service can make web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations all across the world.

By Anuradha Shukla

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