was successfully added to your cart.

Microsoft’s Clean Start with Frenemy Red Hat

By November 13, 2015Article

Photo Source: theregister.co.uk

PCMAN – The Linux war that Microsoft former CEO Steve Ballmer started more than a decade ago has finally come to an end. Microsoft announced their new partnership with Red Hat in early November, giving Red Hat—the biggest Linux provider—a starring role on Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure.

Microsoft has had Linux computer servers on Azure for a couple of years, but have never supported their archenemy, Red Hat. Instead, Microsoft was offering competitive versions of Red Hat’s products such as OpenSuse, Canonical Ubuntu and CentOS. The company started supporting Linux on Azure in 2012, and currently, 25 percent of all Azure instances run Linux. The company even revealed that behind the scene, they needed a custom version of Linux to help run Azure.

With more Azure customers wanting to use the most popular version of Linux, which is Red Hat’s software, Microsoft has decided to begin this partnership. The new partnership will expand support for running “hybrid clouds”, on top of additional services and facilities to support Red Hat users using Azure.

According to Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s president of product and technology, the business reason for this partnership is caused by Red Hat’s users at large companies, who tend to mix different technologies such as Linux and Microsoft. They want those technologies to communicate with each other.

Apparently Red Hat and Microsoft has linked arms before in 2009 to ensure the compatibility between their virtual machinate technologies. The deal followed a controversial partnership between Microsoft and Novell in 2006 that prevented SUSE Linux users from Microsoft’s lawsuits.

However, it is heartwarming to witness Microsoft’s relationship with the open source community have gradually improved since then. They also has reconciled with Salesforce, Box, and many others. Even Scott Guthrie, Microsoft vice president of cloud and enterprise admitted that this is the first time Microsoft has “co-located” support teams with another company.

The information technology world has changed and this partnership has clearly marked a new, clean page for Microsoft and Linux’s relationship, despite its gloomy past. Say goodbye to the long patent infringement battles, and say hello to the warm, fuzzy Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella.

Leave a Reply

Open chat
Need help?
Education
PCMan e-Learning System is a Solution for Educations to increase the learning quality with modern Online learning system. Student can access the course anywhere, everywhere, and without limitation. With cloud based online learning system by Microsoft Azure and Moodle, you don’t worry about the application uptime and server resources. Because Azure has scalability and flexibility to achieve the uptime SLA.
e-Learning System
PCMan collaboration with Microsoft help the Indonesian Education to implementing Best Practice and utilized the Office 365 technologies to increase the Productivity with Modern Workspace.
To Achieve High productivity with Modern workspace, security is an important thing to be considerations. Define a mobile management strategy that fits the needs of your organization. Apply flexible mobile device and app management controls that let employees work with the devices and apps they choose while protecting your company information.
PCMan Provide DRaaS ( Disaster Recovery as a Service ) with Microsoft Azure as a backbond it’s called Integra Office DR. we can protect your servers and application without hardware investment. Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Integra DR Cloud can protect Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers and you can use Azure or your secondary datacenter as your recovery site
Services
Infrastructure Design, consulting services to cover IT Infrastructure On Premise, Cloud, Hybrid, Server Virtualization, and Desktop Virtualization.
IT Consulting
To Achieve High productivity with Modern workspace, security is an important thing to be considerations. Define a mobile management strategy that fits the needs of your organization. Apply flexible mobile device and app management controls that let employees work with the devices and apps they choose while protecting your company information.
PCMan has been always strive to be your Trusted Advisor and your Partner of Choice in Support Maintenance. We maintain what we have implemented, by offering annual (or custom) period of Support Maintenance Agreement.
System Integration
Support Maintenance
Education
PCMan e-Learning System is a Solution for Educations to increase the learning quality with modern Online learning system. Student can access the course anywhere, everywhere, and without limitation. With cloud based online learning system by Microsoft Azure and Moodle, you don’t worry about the application uptime and server resources. Because Azure has scalability and flexibility to achieve the uptime SLA.
e-Learning System
PCMan collaboration with Microsoft help the Indonesian Education to implementing Best Practice and utilized the Office 365 technologies to increase the Productivity with Modern Workspace.
To Achieve High productivity with Modern workspace, security is an important thing to be considerations. Define a mobile management strategy that fits the needs of your organization. Apply flexible mobile device and app management controls that let employees work with the devices and apps they choose while protecting your company information.
PCMan Provide DRaaS ( Disaster Recovery as a Service ) with Microsoft Azure as a backbond it’s called Integra Office DR. we can protect your servers and application without hardware investment. Your environment can be protected by automating the replication of the virtual machines based on policies that you set and control. Integra DR Cloud can protect Hyper-V, VMware and physical servers and you can use Azure or your secondary datacenter as your recovery site
Service
Infrastructure Design, consulting services to cover IT Infrastructure On Premise, Cloud, Hybrid, Server Virtualization, and Desktop Virtualization.
IT Consulting
System Integration
PCMan Implementation Services, the best practice way to enable your company to be able to maximize the use of the technology, without blowing your budget.
Support Maintenance
PCMan has been always strive to be your Trusted Advisor and your Partner of Choice in Support Maintenance. We maintain what we have implemented, by offering annual (or custom) period of Support Maintenance Agreement.
Security
PCMan as IT Solution company help you to design, implement, maintain and transfer knowledge about best practice and explore your IT environment
Data Center & Virtualization
To build a virtualisation infrastructure, PCMan collaboration with VMWare and Microsoft with their Hyper-V as leader of virtualization vendor in the world.
To build a virtualisation infrastructure, PCMan collaboration with VMWare and Microsoft with their Hyper-V as leader of virtualization vendor in the world.
Mobility & Client Management
In the modern era, user culture is changed. Now, many companies implement BYOD policies, and they want user can working anywhere, and can access their data & Application everywhere with any devices without depend on their laptop, PC, or Tablet. Office 365 & EMS can help you to achieve it.
You can access your data anywhere with high level security. Microsoft Azure is IaaS and PaaS cloud provider can help your application, databases, and your server always available
Backup & Disaster Recovery Center
Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Center is the importantthing to ensure Data and Applications server is always available. PCMan with, Microsoft Azure, Veeam, Veritas, and HPE provide Backup & Disaster Recovery Services to help you to achieve it
Productivity
Productivity is the backbone of IT & Application Infrastructure. So you have to build a data center with the reliable & trusted hardware. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP before) is the number 1 brand of IT hardware that can provide it.
In 2015 HPE aquire Aruba Network as the leader of networking provider. It made HPE more powerfull in the data center solutions