AWS, Red Hat Team Up On Containers

It’s a complex cloud world. Alliances are necessary, teaming together, compulsory. Which is why the news that Red Hat and Amazon Web Services are extending their partnership comes as no surprise.

The Linux OS maker and the cloud giant will, thanks to the deepening of their existing relationship, will now allow customers to configure and deploy AWS services from within the Red Hat OpenShift container platform.

This is a solid development for enterprises, as they will now be able to take advantage of public cloud services in OpenShift, both on premise and on the AWS cloud.

With container adoption taking off in the enterprise, this renewed partnership will allow organizations the ability to run their applications in lightweight containers that can be quickly be developed and deployed — without the performance overheads of virtual machines.

The company’s flagship Red Hat enterprise Linux platform will also support new Amazon web services from now on, including popular Amazon offerings like Aurora, Redshift, elastic load balancing, as well as any future services.

Both companies announced this new hybrid cloud collaboration at the annual Red Hat summit in Boston this week, with the OS maker also releasing a batch of developer tools as customers continue to move their container platforms steadily into production.

Along with this OpenShift collaboration, Red Hat and AWS have also confirmed that they will be aligning their development and release cycles — so as to ensure that enterprises can better take advantage of new AWS services in areas like networking and storage capabilities for applications

All powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS.

Red Hat is among a growing number of software providers that have made it a point to partner with cloud providers like AWS and Microsoft Azure in recent months, as more and more enterprises are turning to the cloud for their IT needs.

And continue to pick and choose cloud providers depending on how well an application runs on an individual cloud platform.

In fact, the two companies have been collaborating over the last decade to allow enterprises to run applications, databases analytics workloads via the Red Hat Linux distribution running on the AWS cloud, and this new deal is just a strengthening of this partnership.