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For organizations looking to accelerate innovation through improved IT operation and hybrid cloud migration, we’re pleased to announce expanded management capabilities and preview offerings for Linux workloads running on Azure at this year’s Azure Open Source Day.

Azure Hybrid Benefit for Linux is announcing the upcoming Preview of version 3.0, which will extend Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) license portability to Bring Your Own Subscription (BYOS) virtual machines (VMs). Customers migrating on-premises RHEL or SLES workloads to Azure, or existing RHEL BYOS or SLES BYOS VM customers, will be able to use Azure Infrastructure for software updates and integrated support. By using Azure Hybrid Benefit for Linux, customers will be able to convert on-premises VMs or BYOS marketplace to pay-as-you-go VM’s software update model, allowing users to remove migration friction, get integrated support and software updates directly from Azure, with no redeployment or reboot downtime required.

Sign up for the AHB for Linux BYOS preview, available March 30.

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure is also announcing an expanded gated preview for North America. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure is delivered as an Azure managed application implementation of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. By running as a managed application, the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure is ready to use, saving users installation and configuration time. It is fully supported by Red Hat and Microsoft, integrated with Azure billing, with consumption counting towards existing Azure spend agreements. It is compatible with the existing Azure Ansible Certified Collection of playbooks to allow for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline operations and with Azure Arc for Servers for environments that have on-premises RHEL servers.

Sign up for the AHB for Linux BYOS expanded preview and general availability notification.

Learn more

To learn more about both products and to see demonstrations, check out the following break-out sessions at Azure Open Source Day:

  • “Azure Hybrid Benefit for BYOS VMs”, Speaker: Mayank Thapliyal, Microsoft.
  • “Zero to Automation in Minutes with Red Hat on Azure”, Xavier Lecauchois, Red Hat.
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