Microsoft and Red Hat have announced the general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift in India to fuel hybrid cloud digital transformation.
The solution will look to provide powerful hybrid cloud computing to enable the use of Red Hat OpenShift in IT organisations’ data centers. This could answer the question ‘Is India ready for a hybrid cloud future?’
“Hybrid cloud technologies are the future of enterprise computing. Through our collaboration with Red Hat, we provide a production-ready public cloud foundation,” said Venkatesh Krishnan, Executive Director of Commercial Partners at Microsoft India.
Businesses can also expand resources with public cloud infrastructure while maintaining existing on-premises investments.
“It will empower enterprises in India to create a hybrid environment that meets their current as well future business needs – providing them the much required agility, scalability and efficiency as they rebuild their businesses,”said Mr. Krishnan.
Azure Red Hat OpenShift is jointly engineered, operated, and supported by Microsoft and Red Hat.
“Azure Red Hat OpenShift will lean on the strengths of both the parties, enabling customers to expand container innovation, deploy mission-critical apps with greater confidence and more easily manage and orchestrate cloud-native workloads across a hybrid cloud environment,” said Neeraj Bhatia, the Senior Director of Sales at Red Hat India and SAARC.
The joint Microsoft and Red Hat public cloud solution provides fully managed clusters with master, infrastructure and application nodes managed by the two companies without the need of virtual machines.
Customers are also given greater speed to connect to Azure services to leverage other Azure capabilities from the customer’s OpenShift cluster.
Spending on cloud systems in India is expected to increase by 49% in 2023. But currently only 20% of organisations have moved their workloads to the cloud, despite 90% of global companies adopting a form of the technology.