Microsoft is once again stepping up its game in the Linux business as it starts to sell Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) licences for its Azure public cloud platform. Here's what you need to know.
You can now deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux instances from the Azure Marketplace as a result of a partnership between Red Hat and Microsoft back in November. Customers will be able to rapidly deploy on-demand workloads, dev-test and enable cloud bursting using RHEL instances.
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and 7.2 images are now available in all regions, except China and US Government, and can be deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace.
Previously, you were already able to port existing RHEL licences over to Azure but now Microsoft and Red Hat are offering integrated subscription support through direct access to the Red Hat customer portal when customers buy RHEL instances through Azure Marketplace.
[Via Microsoft Azure Blog]