Alibaba Cloud tackles Open Source with Red Hat

As part of the partnership, the group’s cloud computing arm will join the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program.

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Alibaba Cloud tackles Open Source with Red Hat Ferris: "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."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  October 15, 2017

In an effort expose its customers to open source solutions, Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has entered into a new partnership with Red Hat, a global provider of open source solutions.

In addition becoming part of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, Alibaba Cloud will soon be able to offer its clients access to Red Hat's offerings, which includes the full range of open source cloud solutions, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The latter will be offered as a pay-as-you-go model in the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.

Yeming Wang, deputy general manager of Alibaba Cloud Global, Alibaba Cloud, commented: "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."

The partnership is expected to extend Red Hat's reach across top global public clouds. Additionally, Red Hat customers will be able to transfer eligible, unused Red Hat subscriptions from their data centre to Alibaba Cloud via Red Hat Cloud Access.

Mike Ferris, vice president, Technical Business Development and Business Architecture, Red Hat, said: "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."

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