The partnership we are announcing today with Red Hat extends our commitment to offer unmatched choice and flexibility in an enterprise-grade cloud experience across the hybrid cloud. With more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft’s cloud, for us to team with the leader in enterprise Linux allows even more businesses to move to the cloud on their terms. By working with Red Hat, we will address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds, including the following.
Only fourteen short years ago:
Linux is not in the public domain. Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
What a time to be alive.
VMware has SUSE as it’s favoured linux distro, so MS now has RH.
Makes sense as RH’s the most sophisticated big business-y linux vendor around (ie, closest to MS as a company)
MS needs to show Linux supported on their cloud offering. Windows is a decent server OS but the mass market is going to need a solid supported Linux option too.