RALEIGH – Red Hat and Oracle a teaming up to offer Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux to Oracle’s cloud infrastructure offerings, the companies announced Wednesday.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

The deal could be significant for both companies with Red Hat’s growth in cloud-related srvices aleady helping drive sales growth at owner IBM and Oracle providing one of the largest cloud service offerings.

“Ninety percent of the Fortune 500 currently rely on Red Hat and Oracle solutions,” the companies explained. “For many of these companies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux serves as their operating system foundation and OCI offers them high-performing, mission-critical cloud services, to power digital-forward operations. Now these organizations are able to standardize their cloud operations with Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on OCI, which enables customers to gain a common platform that stretches from their datacenter to the OCI distributed cloud.”

Inside the deal

Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, head of Products, Red Hat, explained:

“Customer choice, from hardware to cloud provider, is a crucial commitment for Red Hat, whether these organizations are running operations in their own datacenters, on multiple public clouds or at the far edge. Our collaboration with Oracle to deliver full support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI further cements this commitment to choice by extending cloud deployment options for our customers, and laying the foundation to make additional Red Hat solutions available to customers digitally transforming on OCI.”

Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure added:

“A significant number of customers rely on both Red Hat and OCI to run their operations and require more choice for distributed cloud deployments than ever before. Starting today, customers can deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux on OCI and receive full support for these certified configurations from both Red Hat and Oracle. Deepening our collaboration in the future will see us support additional products and workloads on OCI so customers have more flexibility.”

Red Hat, which is owned by IBM, maintains its headquarters in Raleigh.

Oracle has a major presence in the Triangle.

Read the full announcement at: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230131005412/en/Red-Hat-and-Oracle-Expand-Collaboration-to-Bring-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-to-Oracle-Cloud-Infrastructure

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