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Red Hat Brings Enterprise Linux to the Cloud

Red Hat has its sights set on the clouds. With the rollout of Red Hat Cloud Access, the Linux vendor is offering its premium enterprise subscribers the option to migrate to Amazon's public EC2 cloud.

With the Amazon integration, Red Hat is aiming to harmonize the experience of its enterprise Linux subscribers that run the OS on premises or in the cloud. Server Watch takes a look.


Moving enterprise IT software to the cloud isn't just a technology issue. It's a software support entitlement issue as well.

Linux vendor Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) today is unveiling a new program dubbed Red Hat Cloud Access through which current Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers can leverage their existing support subscriptions for cloud deployments.

With Red Hat Cloud Access, enterprises that have Red Hat Enterprise Linux premium subscriptions can move them to Amazon's EC2 cloud. As a result, Red Hat is enabling its customers to migrate to the cloud with their existing subscriptions. Red Hat is also now set to ensure that the Amazon images of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux are consistent with the version updates that enterprises deploy on-premises.

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Red Hat Extends Linux Subscriptions to Cloud Computing