Microsoft and Red Hat announced a partnership recently which focuses on Red hat’s OpenShift container platform supporting Windows Server containers – a container technology of Microsoft, used for operating Windows applications in containers.
This includes Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift.
With the move, the companies joint focus will be to help enterprises get better agility and drive digital transformation with hybrid cloud. This will enable more and more enterprises to lift their workloads from Windows server and take them to containers to modernize their development workflows.
“Alongside Microsoft, Red Hat is providing a way for organizations to make technology choices that matter to them, from containerized workloads to public cloud services, without adding complexity. Combined with our integrated support teams, we’re able to offer a pathway to the digital transformation that offers the capabilities, flexibility, and choice required to power the future of enterprise IT.” – Matthew Hicks, vice president, Software Engineering, OpenShift and Management, Red Hat
The companies also plan to provide enterprise customers with co-located integrated joint support to help them meet all challenges with ease.
OpenShift, a Red Hat’s computer software product built from Kubernetes, will support both Linux and Windows container workloads via one platform across various hybrid cloud environments, making it simpler for organizations to modernize and scale operations using a single infrastructure stack.
Also, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure will help enterprise IT teams to deliver business value and foster innovation instead of micro-management of resources.
“Microsoft and Red Hat are aligned in our commitment to bring enterprise customers the hybrid cloud solutions they need to modernize their businesses as they shift to operate in a cloud-native world. Today, we’re extending this commitment as we again join forces to bring fully integrated solutions that simplify container adoption and help customers make the most of their hybrid cloud strategies.” – John Gossman, Lead Azure Architect, Microsoft Corp.
Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure will be open for general availability in May 2018.