Microsoft and Red Hat Partnership Expanded to Government


We are pleased to announce the expansion of the Microsoft and Red Hat partnership that will now enable government organizations additional options to migrate their Red Hat subscriptions to Microsoft Azure Government.  This extends Microsoft Azure's certification as a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) to now serve our U.S. Government customers via Microsoft Azure Government.

This means Red Hat's Cloud Access now enables our government customers to move their Red Hat subscription between physical or on-premises systems to both Microsoft Azure and Azure Government cloud platforms.

Red Hat products enabled for Cloud Access on Azure Government include Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and above and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and above, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Gluster Storage. For any subscriptions that migrate, you will continue to maintain your direct relationship with Red Hat even when your subscription benefits move to Azure Government.

Microsoft Azure Government fulfills a broad range of platform level compliance standards critical to U.S. federal, Department of Defense (DoD), and state and local requirements.  We recently announced three major Azure Government compliance additions to support government entities and partners to be able to transform their mission-critical workloads to the cloud, including Information Impact Level 4 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA Level 4 PA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FedRAMP High Provisional Authorization.

In order to register your existing or newly-purchased Red Hat subscription for Red Hat Cloud Access, please follow the steps outlined here. You can also learn more about how to prepare your images to deploy into Azure Government here.

Join us at Red Hat’s DevNation Federal event, July 28 in Washington, DC where you can hear more.

Go here to request a free Azure Gov Trial

Comments (2)

  1. Narayanababu Krishnan says:

    Is it possible to deploy RHEL 6.6 in Azure ?

    1. Ken R. Ward says:

      We currently have RHEL 7.3, 7.2 & 6.8 in the marketplace but you can always upload your own 6.6 image.
      https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-upload-vhd/

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