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Red Hat, AWS in strategic alliance

Red Hat, AWS in strategic alliance

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World’s leading open source solution provider, Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company extended their relationship further by entering into an strategic alliance to natively integrate access to AWS services into Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Jim Whitehurst president and CEO at Red Hat
Jim Whitehurst president and CEO at Red Hat

Through this unique offering, Red Hat will make AWS services accessible directly within Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, allowing customers to take advantage of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud whether they’re using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on AWS or in an on-premises environment. Customers will be able to seamlessly configure and deploy a range of AWS services such as Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, and Elastic Load Balancing with just a few clicks from directly within the Red Hat OpenShift console.

Since 2008, Red Hat and AWS have collaborated to make it easy to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS. And now with this alliance, AWS and Red Hat will give customers the ability to easily build and extend container-based enterprise applications with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform using a range of AWS compute, database, analytics, machine learning, networking, mobile, and various application services. This will enable Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform customers to be more agile as they’ll be able to use the same application development platform to build on premises or in the cloud.

In addition to providing an easier way for developers to deploy their applications in containers, Red Hat and AWS are working together to more rapidly enable new AWS services with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By aligning closely on development and release dates, the companies will more quickly deliver AWS innovations to the tens of thousands of customers who have migrated or built new workloads using Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS.

Jim Whitehurst president and CEO at Red Hat said, “By bringing together the incredible pace of innovation and breadth of functionality that AWS provides with the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise-grade container platform, we’re enabling customers to bring the combined advantages of these offerings across their hybrid environments with the backing of our joint support.”

Red Hat and AWS will demonstrate these integrations this week at Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, Mass. with expected general availability later in the year.

Commenting on the alliance, Andy Jassy  CEO at AWS said, “With AWS’s pace of innovation continuing to accelerate, we’re excited about deepening our alliance with Red Hat so that customers can enjoy AWS’s unmatched functionality as quickly as it comes out, whether they’re using Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.”

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