Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2
Red Hat’s enterprise open source operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), is available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). By offering a dynamically allocated server resource with an enterprise open source operating system, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat provide a complete enterprise class computing environment. Amazon EC2 provides customers easy access to deploy and scale their RHEL compute needs, with the simplicity and reliability of AWS.
There are several ways to use Red Hat products on Amazon EC2:
Note that regardless of method above, you will receive access to the same base images (AMIs) and updates on Amazon EC2.
Amazon EC2 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux On-Demand Instances provide access to the leading open source operating system for customers who want to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux on an hourly basis, while limiting up-front costs, with easy access to subscriptions. This offering allows all AWS users to acquire 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and 6 subscriptions in all available AWS Regions on-demand with front line support options offered by AWS.
For more information or to find out how to sign up for Amazon EC2 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux On-Demand Instances go to http://aws.amazon.com/rhel/ or read the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Running on Amazon EC2 FAQ.
For customers who want to reserve instance capacity and further lower costs, Amazon EC2 offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reserved Instances. Reserved Instances let you make a low, one-time, upfront payment for an instance, reserve it for a one or three year term, and pay a significantly lower hourly rate for that instance. This offering also allows all AWS users to acquire 32-bit and 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 5 and 6 subscriptions in all available AWS Regions with front line support options offered by AWS.
For more information on Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances for go http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/reserved-instances/ or to sign up for Amazon EC2 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Reserved Instances go to http://aws.amazon.com/rhel/.
Available to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Premium (24×7) subscribers who have direct support relationships with Red Hat, the Red Hat Cloud Access feature of a Red Hat subscription provides enterprise customers the choice of leveraging the value of their subscription either on-premises or on Amazon EC2. With the Red Hat Cloud Access, customers will have the ability to use the advantages provided by Amazon Web Services while continuing to benefit from the support delivered directly by Red Hat.
For information on how to enable existing or new Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions for use on Amazon EC2, see: http://www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/amazon/.
For Amazon EC2 Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux – On-Demand and Reserved Instances:
For Red Hat Cloud Access:
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