Red Hat Linux system goes to AWS GovCloud

Red Hat announced this week it will deploy its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US).

This latest development will allow U.S. government agencies and other customers to deploy sensitive workloads on the AWS GovCloud (US) and benefit from using identical technology as the Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments in their on-premises data centers. As a result, government customers will be able to use a standard operating environment across multiple deployment scenarios.

“On AWS GovCloud (US), agencies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand, paying for only what they use, when they need it,” said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager for public sector at Red Hat. “As agencies determine their cloud strategies, the ability to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux for both on-premises deployments and in the cloud is game-changing.”

AWS customers will receive updates at the same time updates are made available from Red Hat, and the two systems will work together to maintain security and supportability, according to an AWS release.


“With this, we offer our customers even greater choice and flexibility for secure deployments on the AWS cloud,” Teresa Carlson, vice president for worldwide public sector at AWS, said in a statement.

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