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Red Hat on Azure

Meet your digital demands and support business-critical apps like SAP and SQL Server with flexible, reliable, and security-focused hybrid cloud platforms and software solutions.

Innovate and modernize with Red Hat and Azure

Modernize at your own pace and adapt over time with a flexible, open, hybrid cloud foundation and modular solutions. At every step of your hybrid cloud journey, get help building an IT environment that meets your needs today and better prepares you for change in the future.

Gain the choice and flexibility you need to achieve your goals

  • Use your Red Hat subscriptions on Azure

    Easily transfer your existing, unused subscriptions to Azure through the Red Hat Cloud Access program.

  • Manage your hybrid cloud environment more efficiently

    Streamline cloud operations with a consistent and comprehensive management experience based on familiar tools, update and patch management, and automated compliance monitoring.

  • Keep your systems up and running with integrated support

    Gain access to a complete support experience featuring multilingual engineers across 18 regions, co-located staff from Red Hat and Microsoft, an integrated ticketing system, and a seamless, coordinated escalation and resolution process.

  • Deploy the apps your business needs

    Customize your hybrid cloud environment through a large ecosystem of certified solutions, software, and services from providers like SAP and Microsoft.

  • Develop and deploy apps and features faster

    Give your developers the freedom to use their preferred tools, languages, and frameworks which will work reliably and consistently across your environment.

  • Help protect your business with integrated security and compliance features

    Improve how you combat intrusions, safeguard your data, and comply with regulations through layered security technologies, certifications, built-in Azure security, and ongoing support from the Red Hat Product Security team.

Explore all of the Azure-supported Red Hat solutions—with more on the way

Organizations across industries are innovating with Red Hat on Azure

EY India’s massive DigiGST tax compliance solution gets high availability, processing speed, and availability by running its app and web services on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure.

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"With Azure Red Hat OpenShift, we are able to accelerate the implementation of these [local operational systems and ERP systems] integrations without worrying about the underlying operations or management of our platform."

Jan Govert Kemps, IT Director, VINCI Energies Netherlands

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"With Microsoft Azure, we get an open and flexible cloud infrastructure that supports our Red Hat ecosystem and helps us deliver superior products to our customers."

Johannes Hansen, Senior Director Process Automation and Technology for AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik

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Get started today with Red Hat on Azure

Choose the best option for you—even migrate your current Red Hat subscription:


Try before you buy: Get started with Red Hat Linux on Azure with an Azure free account which includes a USD$200 credit to explore any Azure service for 30 days.

Migrate your current Red Hat subscription to Azure with Red Hat Cloud Access or simply pay as you go.

Use Red Hat Cloud Access to move your Red Hat subscriptions to Azure.

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    Azure Hybrid Benefit

    Move your on-premises SQL Server licenses to Red Hat platforms on Azure and use your existing on-premises Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software subscriptions on Azure through the Azure Hybrid Benefit.

  • Save on virtual machines

    Pay only for your VM infrastructure costs. The software fee is included in your existing subscription and applies to all Azure Marketplace Red Hat Enterprise Linux pay-as-you-go images.

Use pre-provisioned VMs or create your own

Provision your own Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines on Azure or download pre-provisioned images from the Azure Marketplace.

Ready when you are—let's set up your Azure free account