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Red Hat Expands Global Relationship with Amazon Web Services

May 9, 2011 by  

Webmaster ToolboxBOSTON – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition to being able to bring their own licenses to AWS, customers can now quickly and easily purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via AWS’s on demand, pay as you go Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). This new offering will be available in the coming weeks, to customers worldwide in every AWS Region.

Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides highly available, secure, on demand, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations worldwide. Using the AWS management console, EC2 users can quickly procure and provision EC2 instances preconfigured with supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 and only pay for the hours that they consume.


“We are pleased to offer supported enterprise-class Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand for our customers,” said Terry Wise, director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services. “Our customers have been vocal about their need to provision supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the same way that they provision AWS EC2 and only pay for what they use. This announcement is the result of an extensive collaboration between Red Hat and AWS to satisfy real customer needs.”

“Giving developers broad access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Amazon EC2 is an important step in our evolution in the cloud,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. “This is about giving customers and developers choice on how they deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux and work to build the industry’s next-generation applications.”

Existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers are able to instantiate Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 in all Amazon EC2 Regions today under the Red Hat Cloud Access capability of Red Hat subscriptions. Red Hat will work with Amazon over the coming months to additionally enable on-demand instances and support options and migrate existing on-demand beta customers to Amazon supported on-demand instances.

For more information about Red Hat and cloud computing, visit www.redhat.com/cloud.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.

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