Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, with Red Hat solutions to become directly available to Alibaba Cloud customers in the coming months.

The Chinese cloud provider plans to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a pay-as-you-go model through the Alibaba Cloud Marketplace.

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Jack Ma as Michael Jackson, at his company’s 18th birthday party – alibaba

“Our customers not only want greater performance, flexibility, security and portability for their cloud initiatives; they also want the freedom of choice for their heterogeneous infrastructures,” Mike Ferris, VP of technical business development and business architecture at Red Hat, said.

“They want to be able to deploy their technologies of choice on their scalable infrastructure of choice. That is Red Hat’s vision and the focus of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program.

”By working with Alibaba Cloud, we’re helping to bring more choice and flexibility to customers as they deploy Red Hat’s open source solutions across their cloud environments.”

Yeming Wang, deputy GM of Alibaba Cloud Global, added: “As enterprises in China, and throughout the world, look to modernize application environments, a full-lifecycle solution by Red Hat on Alibaba Cloud can provide customers higher flexibility and agility.”

In the next few months, Red Hat customers will get the opportunity to move eligible, unused Red Hat subscriptions from their data center to Alibaba Cloud.