Red Hat OpenShift To Support Windows Containers in 2018

Red Hat OpenShift To Support Windows Containers in 2018

Red Hat OpenShift To Support Windows Containers in 2018

Today, Microsoft announced that they are adding Windows support in OpenShift, OpenShift Dedicated on Azure, and SQL Server support in OpenShift and Red Hat Linux.

"We're extending the relationship we started around hybrid (cloud) to hybrid and containers", said John Gossman, lead architect for Azure, in an interview ahead of the joint announcement Tuesday. First, there will be an upcoming preview of native support in Red Hat OpenShift for running Windows Server containers. Microsoft today announced that Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated will be available on Azure. Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a container platform as a cloud service managed by Red Hat.

A "technology preview" release of Windows Server Container support on Red Hat OpenShift is expected to arrive in "spring 2018".

Microsoft and Linux server software provider Red Hat are building on their existing cloud partnership with new initiatives aimed at helping businesses incorporate containers into their hybrid cloud application strategies. Both Red Hat and Microsoft will support SQL Server for Linux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

For hybrid cloud environments, support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux workloads is also coming to Azure Stack, Microsoft's on-premises version of Azure. Cisco, Dell, HP and Lenovo are all said to be working on Azure Stack machines that can be housed at an organization's local infrastructure.

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Microsoft and Red Hat still feel like odd bedfellows, given that they both want the enterprise to use their own operating systems and services.

Microsoft and Red Hat announced that they will bring SQL Server for Linux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift in the coming months.

Microsoft and Red Hat have extended their alliance to offer new integrations and make container adoption easier in the enterprise.

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Fueled largely by the booming popularity of Docker, enterprises and their software development teams are increasingly turning to container platforms as a means of enabling agile DevOps and application delivery. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

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