Red Hat Expands Relationship with Amazon Web Services

Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced it has expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In addition to being able to bring their own licenses to AWS, the company said customers can now purchase supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux via Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

The Amazon EC2 is a web service that aims to provide highly available “pay as you go” computing capacity in the cloud to make web-scale computing easier for developers, commercial ISVs and enterprise IT organizations worldwide.

The new offering will be available worldwide, and Red Hat Vice President and General Manager for Cloud Business Scott Crenshaw said, “Giving developers broad access to Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Amazon EC2 is an important step in our evolution in the cloud.”

Red Hat made the announcement at Boston’s JBossWorld 2011 Conference.

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