At the end of March, Red Hat announced a new collaboration with Google that will enable Red Hat customers to move eligible Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access. The news came after Google announced the public availability of the Google Compute Engine platform earlier this year, which places the company in direct competition with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and represents a strong step into the Infrastructure-as-a-Service space. Now, Red Hat is making the arrangement official, and it has broad implications for both companies.
According to the announcement:
"Through Red Hat Cloud Access, Red Hat customers can take advantage of the benefits of the Google Cloud Platform with the confidence that the consistency and quality of on-premise Red Hat technologies are the same on a public cloud...."