Red Hat Enterprise Linux Customers Can Move Subscriptions to Google Compute Engine via New Cloud Partnership

Red Hat announced on Monday a partnership with Google that will enable its customers to move Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access.

Red Hat Cloud Access allows customers to “bring-their-own-subscription” from select certified cloud providers and move their Enterprise Linux subscriptions from on-premise to public cloud.

Google Compute Engine came into general availability last year, offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux in limited preview.

The collaboration is possible because of Google’s recent membership of the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program. Through this program, Google is able to provide solutions that extend the functionality of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions. Google is the second partner to earn designation as a Red Hat Cloud Access-enabled partner.

“As customers move to the cloud, they want flexibility and portability, which is a key component of our vision for the open hybrid cloud is to enable freedom of choice across both new and existing heterogeneous infrastructures,” Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Group, Red Hat said. “By collaborating with Google to offer Red Hat Cloud Access for Google Compute Engine, we’re bringing even more choice to the open hybrid cloud: whether on-premise or in the public cloud with Google Compute Engine, customers can rely on their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to meet their needs.”

The consistency that Red Hat Cloud Access provides is important to enterprise clients using Red Hat technologies in a hybrid cloud implementation. Red Hat also owns the customer support through this model, giving enterprise customers peace of mind in the public cloud.