This is why Microsoft joined forces with Red Hat in late 2015. We started by making Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers, delivering integrated enterprise support across hybrid environments, collaborating on .NET for a new generation of applications, and more. Last year we announced that we would bring SQL Server to Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Since then we’ve continued to work together to bring these and other solutions – and, with it unmatched choice and flexibility – to our customers. In that spirit, with this week’s announcement a customer running OpenShift can use Linux and Windows containers together in a single cluster, they can use .NET Core 2.0 in a container on OpenShift, and SQL Server on either operating system and OpenShift, either on Azure or in their own datacenters. This just extends our customers’ ability to choose the right technology for the right job and have them work together. It is pretty cool to see this come to life, even if it was inconceivable not long ago.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, also known as RHEL, is a Linux distribution developed for the commercial market, including mainframes. The first version of RHEL bearing the Red Hat name was originally marketed as "Red Hat Linux Advanced Server," but in 2003 the product was rebranded to Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS, or RHEL AS. At that time two additional variants were added, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Edge Server (RHEL ES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (RHEL WS).
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