Red Hat and Microsoft are partnering up to bring OpenShift to Azure. The announcement was made at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco.
From now on, we are going to see RedHat’s Kubernetes container orchestration platforms available in Microsoft Azure, the popular cloud solution for businesses.
One of the most important benefits associated with Red Hat OpenShift is reducing the complexity of container management. Apart from this, enterprise developers will be able to enjoy the following:
– Productivity. Thanks to Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure SQL DB, developers will be able to enjoy a higher level of productivity.
– Speed. They will be able to make a faster connection between Microsoft Azure and on-premises OpenShift clusters with hybrid networking, with increased cybersecurity.
– Flexibility. Using OpenShift, it will now be possible to freely move applications between Microsoft Azure and on-premises environments.
For the first time, developers will be able to work with Java, .NET, or other popular frameworks of their choosing. They will also be able to build more modernised and cloud-native applications.
As for the exact release date, the new features are estimated to be live in the forthcoming months.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president at Microsoft, stated that Red Hat and Microsoft share the vision of delivering simplicity, flexibility, and choice when it comes to enterprise developers who are building cloud-native applications. He is excited that the companies are joining forces, bringing together their extensive knowledge in Kubernetes, hybrid cloud, and enterprise operating systems.