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Alibaba joins Red Hat to benefit customers moving to cloud

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Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of eCommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., today announced that it’s partnering with Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, to offer a range of popular Red Hat products to its customers around the world.

Alibaba Cloud joining Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, signifies that it meets all the requirements to offer Red Hat solutions in public cloud. Other leading cloud providers including AWS and Microsoft Azure are also members of Red Hat’s program.

Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program is a platform to bring together the services of cloud service providers and Red Hat technologies to customers. Every cloud service provider needs to meet the testing and certification requirements to confirm that they are able to deliver safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments.

“Our customers not only want greater performance, flexibility, security and portability for their cloud initiatives; they also want the freedom of choice for their heterogeneous infrastructures. They want to be able to deploy their technologies of choice on their scalable infrastructure of choice. That is Red Hat’s vision and the focus of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program. By working with Alibaba Cloud, we’re helping to bring more choice and flexibility to customers as they deploy Red Hat’s open source solutions across their cloud environments.” Mike Ferris, vice president, Technical Business Development and Business Architecture, Red Hat

The partnership will extend the reach of Red Hat’s offerings to Alibaba cloud customers across the world. Alibaba Cloud will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux in its marketplace on pay-as-you-go model, and it will also cover Red Hat’s OpenShift Enterprise PaaS, which means that most of the RedHat’s products will be offered on Alibaba Cloud in the coming weeks.

“As enterprises in China, and throughout the world, look to modernize application environments, a full-lifecycle solution by Red Hat on Alibaba Cloud can provide customers higher flexibility and agility. We look forward to working with Red Hat to help enterprise customers with their journey of scaling workloads to Alibaba Cloud.”Yeming Wang, deputy general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global, Alibaba Cloud

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Red Hat customers with eligible and unused Red Hat subscriptions will be able to move their datacenter to Alibaba Cloud using Red Hat Cloud Access in the coming months.

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