Red Hat Linux Added To Microsoft Azure

Now You Can Port Any Linux VM to Azure


Microsoft annonced recently that its  adding Red Hat Enterprise Linux to the list of Linux distributions supported natively on its Azure cloud platform. This is the  latest  addition to a growing list of Linux flavours that are supported in Azure

To date, Microsoft has offers support for a number of Linux distributions which include :

  • Ubuntu
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise
  • openSUSE.

So you can see that Red Hat Linux was until now clearly absent. Under the terms of its new partnership with Red Hat, Microsoft also will be making JBoss middleware available on Azure, as well “in the coming weeks,” according to a November 4 blog post from Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise.

Microsoft will be providing access to .NET technologies across Red Hat’s OpenShift platform-as-a-service and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. So as you can see the marriage between Microsoft technologies and leading open source platforms continues to grow every day.

Developers can now consider moving their Linux server environments to Microsoft’s leading cloud storage and hosting environment and benefit from the advantages of scale, reliabilty and speed that Microsoft Azure has to offer.


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