RedHat OpenShift to add Azure Support

Red Hat is bringing its OpenShift and OpenShift Dedicated to Microsoft’s Azure, and will support Windows container workloads on the same platform as Linux. Red Hat will offer a technology preview of the technology in 2018. The companies also plan to collaborate on delivering enterprise performance standards and integrated support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux workloads running in Microsoft Azure Stack, an extension of Azure that brings cloud computing to on-premises environments.

The two companies are bringing .NET Core 2.0 as a container in OpenShift and Microsoft’s SQL Server for Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift.

Red Hat said in a press release that the two companies will extend the integrated, co-located Microsoft and Red Hat support to enable these new offerings across platforms.

OpenShift will be the first container application platform built on the Kubernetes project to support both Linux and Windows containers.