Allows enterprises to extend Enterprise Linux subscriptions into the cloud
Open source firm Red Hat has unveiled an expanded offering on Amazon Web Services, which allows enterprise customers to extend their Enterprise Linux subscriptions into the cloud.
The Red Hat Cloud Access allows customers to move their Enterprise Linux subscriptions between traditional on-premise servers and Amazon Web Services. With this feature, customers can select appropriate computing resources for their needs, without the need for new business or support models, the company said.
The company has unveiled new versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that will be available on Amazon EC2, in an effort to provide consistency between on and off-premise usage. This includes the features in the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. The 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux images, which include cloud-specific content, are now secured using SELinux and firewall protections.
Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager of cloud business unit at Red Hat, said: Red Hat brings enterprise-class software, subscriptions and support capabilities all built into a business model that was designed specifically for the cloud.
“With Red Hat Cloud Access, our enterprise customers can run their applications on the type of server capacity that best suits their needs: physical, virtual on-premise or in Amazon Web Services. Red Hat is continuing its efforts to help more enterprises move to the cloud.