Microsoft announced that Azure Hybrid Benefit will be available for Linux generally. 

Corresponding to the Open Azure Day virtual events, Microsoft has announced that Linux customers will get the general availability of functionalities of Azure Hybrid Benefit that will permit you to bring both your SQL Server and on-premises Windows Server licenses, also SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Azure.

More than 1,500 Linux virtual machines during the preview period have just been relocated to Azure via the latest Azure Hybrid Benefit capacities, serving to fundamentally reduce the expenses of running enterprise Linux remaining burdens in Azure. 

Whereas for Red Hat, the Bring-Your-Own-Subscription cloud migration alternatives available and SUSE users permitted them to utilize their previous SLES and RHEL subscriptions in the cloud, Azure Hybrid Benefit has enhanced upon this with numerous capabilities with Linux cloud migration being easier than ever. 

While previous Bring-Your-Own-Subscription cloud movement alternatives accessible to Red Hat and, Azure Hybrid Benefit refines this with a few capacities that are remarkable to Azure and makes endeavor Linux cloud relocation much simpler than previously: 

Here some important points included that Microsoft has included for Linux users;

  • Applies to all SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux pay-as-you-go pictures available in the Azure Portal or Azure Marketplace. It doesn’t require your own photos.
  • Make the ongoing operational costs down with automatic image updates, maintenance, and patches.
  • There’s no requirement for production redeployment, Save time with consistent post-deployment changes.
  • Receive co-found specialized technical support from Red Hat, Azure, and SUSE.
  • Enjoy the comfort of combining UI coordination with the Azure CLI, giving similar UI as other Azure virtual machines. 
  • For Azure shared disks, get combined with recently announced SUSE and Red Hat support to lift-and-move failover bunches and parallel file systems. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux senior director, Product Management, Gunnar Hellekson, said that they’re pleased to have worked closely with Microsoft to carry Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Azure Hybrid Benefit. 

SVP Global Channel & Cloud at SUSE, Rachel Cassidy, said that Azure Hybrid Benefit for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server would give their joint clients ease of use and enhanced adaptability when running SUSE Linux on Azure.

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