What Customers Want

Today, Red Hat and Microsoft announced a broad partnership that includes many facets including Microsoft becoming a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP), the availability of many of our products on Microsoft Azure, integrated customer service delivery for Red Hat products deployed on premise and on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft .NET integration with many of our platform products, and plans for management tooling integration for open hybrid cloud implementations.

This is something much bigger than just a partnership, and is an evolution that we believe fits perfectly into our overall strategy. Anyone who has followed Red Hat for the past three years knows that we are driving forward with a market vision we refer to as open hybrid cloud. For many, this simply means private-and-public cloud. For Red Hat, we take the word hybrid very seriously, and… it means much more than private and public cloud.

Hybrid means customer choice, and also means acknowledging that most customers have heterogeneous environments. Customers want choice when it comes to the public clouds, and since many rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run their most critical business applications, they are looking for myriad cloud choices for where to run these applications. Making Red Hat Enterprise Linux available on Microsoft Azure

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Forrester’s Dave Bartoletti Reports on Container Usage at Red Hat Partner Conference

20150408_110418Yesterday, at Red Hat’s annual North America Partner Conference (in Orlando, FL), Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst with Forrester Research, told hundreds of attendees about a recently completed market research program undertaken by Forrester and sponsored by Red Hat. In this study, 194 developers and IT decision-makers at mid- to large-size companies were surveyed as to their plans and expectations for container technologies.

What they shared, indicates that

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Opening Act

Welcome to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux blog. What is the purpose of this blog? It’s the newest blog from Red Hat, and – perhaps obviously – is dedicated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, as you will shortly see, this will not be your average blog.

What sets rhelblog.redhat.com apart from other Web sites or blogs focused on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is that this blog is produced by Red Hat. As we at Red Hat have access to material that no others do, we will be bringing you exclusive and unique content, straight from the source.

While we will, of course, bring you up-to-date information on the latest release(s) of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this blog will also aim to provide you with a proverbial “peek behind the curtain” and a look down the road.

A talented pool of Red Hat associates will deliver the inside scoop on a variety of topics; everything from how Red Hat Enterprise Linux is “created” to what’s new and important. And to keep you on your toes… we will undoubtedly throw a few surprises into the mix.

This blog will also provide you with a place to be heard. Thoughts on a new feature? Ideas for future blog topics? Comments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux? Perhaps you’d simply like to pass along a few kind words? This blog enables you to send your thoughts and opinions directly to the people who are working everyday to improve Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

We sincerely look forward to providing you with fresh insight into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are equally excited to listen and learn from the community’s response. We encourage you to visit often and to be vocal in your comments!