Red Hat Enterprise Linux available via Amazon EC2 on-demand and with
pay-as-you go pricing
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
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.
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spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors
delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in
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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
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