Red Hat furthers collaboration with Google

Google joins Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Programme

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Red Hat furthers collaboration with Google Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Group, Red Hat
By  Helen Gaskell Published  April 8, 2014

Provider of open source solutions Red Hat, Inc. has today announced a collaboration with Google that will enable Red Hat customers to move eligible Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access.

Red Hat Cloud Access is a "bring-your-own-subscription" benefit available from select Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers that enables customers to move their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions from on-premise to public clouds.

Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Group at Red Hat said: "As customers move to the cloud, they want flexibility and portability, which is a key component of our vision for the open hybrid cloud... to enable freedom of choice across both new and existing heterogeneous infrastructures. By collaborating with Google to offer Red Hat Cloud Access for Google Compute Engine, we're bringing even more choice to the open hybrid cloud: whether on-premise or in the public cloud with Google Compute Engine, customers can rely on their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to meet their needs."

Today's announcement sees Google become the second Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider to earn designation as a Red Hat Cloud Access-enabled partner. In December 2013, Google announced the general availability of Google Compute Engine, including support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

According to Red Hat, the Cloud Access enables its customers to maintain a direct relationship with Red Hat - including the ability to receive full support from its Global Support Services organisation - on Google Compute Engine.

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