Red Hat's Cloud Ambitions Extend to Government Organizations

Red Hat, increasingly focused on cloud computing, is also drawing a square bead on government organizations and their needs in the cloud. The company has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region, a branch of Amazon’s cloud platform tailored for U.S. government data and workloads. It’s yet more evidence of how Linux is powering cloud services and deployments. With its proven skill at support, Red Hat may be able to help government bodies move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is already widely deployed in U.S. government agencies. And, it’s a platform that is heavily certified and security tested, which matters in government deployments. Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, Public Sector, Red Hat, said in a statement: “Government agencies need the ability to quickly access computing resources that clouds like AWS GovCloud (US) provide, while still deploying applications on Red Hat’s secure platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. On AWS GovCloud (US), agencies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand, paying for only what they use, when they need it. As agencies determine their

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