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Microsoft and Red Hat Hook Up To Offer Linux on Azure

     
5:45 pm on Nov 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Now this is an interesting move for Microsoft Azure with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for hybrid cloud computing.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) on Wednesday announced a partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat are also working together to address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds. Microsoft and Red Hat Hook Up To Offer Linux on Azure [news.microsoft.com]
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Taking on AmazonAWS? Microsoft may still rule the desktop but the web is still a *nix environment.

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Perhaps, jmcc, that's why the partnership?
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Google is also trying to make a bit of a play in that market too but Microsoft have a better tradeup model with many businesses being hooked on Office and Office365. Google Docs are free and not quite in the same league. (It is far easier to get a paying customer to upgrade than it is to get a freebie customer to pay.) Interestingly, MSFT ran out of IPv4 IPs a while ago and started using Brazilian IP ranges. Redhat has a major focus on Enterprise and it may be a win-win situation for MSFT.

However the vast majority of the web is still on shared hosting and likely to remain so in the immediate future.

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