Microsoft announced it would expand their partnership with Red Hat to offer a managed OpenShift on Azure, which will combine the capabilities of Red Hat OpenShift and Microsoft Azure. Both Red Hat and Microsoft will join forces to design and engineer a Red Hat OpenShift on Azure, which will be available as a public preview in the coming months.
The joint effort of bringing OpenShift on Azure is to ease the management of containers with kubernetes. Developers will receive a managed service, which both Microsoft and Red Hat will support. Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president, Cloud and Enterprise Group, said in a press release:
Microsoft and Red Hat are aligned in our vision to deliver simplicity, choice, and flexibility to enterprise developers building cloud-native applications.