Red Hat support subscription to cover Amazon's cloud

Premium subscribers will be able to move servers between the data center and the cloud

Red Hat Cloud Access will let enterprises use their subscriptions to support either traditional on-premise servers or servers hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, the company said on Tuesday.

The goal is to make it easier for companies to add server capacity using the cloud or move servers between the data center and the cloud and vice versa without having to think about how support is handled, according to Magnus Svensson, Nordic manager at Red Hat.

Using Cloud Access, customers will be able to continue to use their standard support contacts and methods to receive support, according to Red Hat.

However, not everyone is eligible to get Cloud Access. For example, customers need to have a minium of 25 active premium subscriptions and have a direct support relationship with Red Hat. Customers who get their Red Hat support via third parties or hardware OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) are not eligible, according to Red Hat's Web site.

A premium subscription costs US$1,299 annually, for a server with up to two processor sockets, or $2,499, for a server with three or more sockets.

Red Hat also pledges to make the latest versions of Enterprise Linux available on Amazon EC2 at the same time as the release for traditional on-premise deployments, in an effort to increase consistency between the two worlds. The company will deliver updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux within Amazon Web Services, as well.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags cloud computingRed Hatamazonamazon ec2Amazon Web Services

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?