Google will enable Red Hat customers to move eligible Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access.
Red Hat Cloud Access enables customers to move their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions from on-premise to public clouds. Google is the second Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider to earn designation as a Red Hat Cloud Access-enabled partner.
In December 2013, Google announced the availability of Google Compute Engine, including support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat Cloud Access enables customers to maintain a direct relationship with Red Hat on Google Compute Engine, enabling customers to maintain a consistent level of service and support across all certified deployment infrastructures with predictable pricing.
By joining the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program, Google has signified that they are a trusted destination for Red Hat customers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and partners to benefit from Red Hat offerings in public clouds under consumption and service models.
In October 2013, Red Hat introduced new subscription options for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, enabling customers to deploy the platform anywhere. With the subscription options for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat customers can buy a number of subscriptions, deploy an initial mix on physical and on virtual machines, and then re-deploy in different patterns as requirements evolve.
Chris Rimer, global head of partner business, Google Cloud Platform, said: “With Cloud Access, customers have the flexibility of bringing their existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google’s infrastructure. By working with Red Hat, we are able to offer customers a powerful and consistent open source experience with Google Cloud Platform and Compute Engine.”