Amazon Web Services and Red Hat® have teamed to offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on Amazon EC2, providing a complete, enterprise-class computing environment with the simplicity and scalability of AWS. Red Hat maintains the base RHEL images for Amazon EC2. AWS customers receive updates at the same time that updates are made available from Red Hat, so your computing environment remains reliable and secure and your RHEL-certified apps maintain their supportability.


AWS customers can quickly deploy and scale compute resources, according to their business needs, with flexible purchase options for RHEL.

  • Pay-as-you-go. Provision resources on-demand, as your computing needs grow, without long-term commitments or upfront costs.
  • Reserved Instances. Lower your cost further by purchasing compute resources with a one-time, upfront payment.
  • Bring your existing subscription. Customers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Premium subscriptions can use Red Hat Cloud Access to move subscriptions to Amazon EC2.

For more information about pricing and purchasing via on-demand and reserved instances, visit the Amazon EC2 pricing page. Visit Red Hat's website for more information on Red Hat Cloud Access for Amazon EC2.

Find answers to common questions about RHEL on Amazon EC2 on the FAQs page.