Microsoft and Red Hat announces expanded partnership enabling enterprises to more easily adopt containers

Today, Microsoft and Red Hat announced the expansion of their partnership that will help enterprises to more easily adopt containers. Today, they announced native support for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift and more. Find more details below.

Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform:

Back in May this year, Red Hat demonstrated this for the first time. Windows Server containers will be natively supported on Red Hat OpenShift platform. Red Hat highlighted that OpenShift is the first container application platform built from the Kubernetes to support both Linux and Windows Server container workloads. This support is expected to be available as a Technology Preview in Spring 2018.

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure:

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a container platform as a cloud service managed by Red Hat. Microsoft today announced that Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated will be available on Azure. Microsoft and Red Hat are working together to optimize OpenShift while running on Azure, ensuring enterprise performance standards and matching integrated support. Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure is expected to be available in early 2018.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux workloads on Azure Stack:

Red Hat and Microsoft are working to bring integrated support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux workloads on Azure Stack. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s hybrid cloud offering which brings the cloud to on-premises environments, running on certified hardware from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Cisco. Azure Stack allows organizations to easily run their cloud service from their own datacenter.

SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift:

Microsoft and Red Hat announced that they will bring SQL Server for Linux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift in the coming months. Both Red Hat and Microsoft will support SQL Server for Linux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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