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It has been just one week since we announced the Microsoft and Red Hat partnership. I am really excited to announce as part of Microsoft Azure being the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) you can now migrate your Red Hat subscriptions to Microsoft Azure.

Being recognized as a Red Hat CCSP means Microsoft Azure is a trusted destination for customers to move their Red Hat subscriptions, as part of the Red Hat Cloud Access program. Red Hat products enabled for Cloud Access include Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 and above and 7.1 and above, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

For any subscriptions that migrate, you will continue to maintain your direct relationship with Red Hat even when your subscription benefits move to Azure. We are also announcing the immediate availability of integrated support between Microsoft and Red Hat. We are collocating Red Hat and Microsoft support teams to offer a uniquely higher quality enterprise support experience.

In order to register your existing or newly purchased Red Hat subscription for Red Hat Cloud Access, you must follow the steps outlined in this page. You can also learn more about how to prepare your images to deploy into Azure on this page. With this announcement, you can start running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure, today!

Yesterday we talked about these announcements in a joint webinar with Red Hat. Boris did a great demo of the image import and Red Hat Enterprise Linux VM provisioning. You can view the recording of the webinar here.

Go ahead and give it a try!

In the coming months we plan to further streamline the creation process by enabling Red Hat Enterprise Linux images for on-demand billing directly in our marketplace. Stay tuned for that announcement!

See ya around,

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