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Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers can now shift their licenses from on-premise gear up into Google's cloud as well as Amazon's. The new licensing option was announced by Google and Red Hat on Monday alongside the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Google's Amazon-killing "Cloud Platform". RHEL had been …


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  1. pwl

    fwiw, follows last week's SUSE announcement of the same...

    so now you can get both enterprise linux distributions on Google Compute Engine.

    except SUSE Linux Enterprise is, ah, less expensive for small workloads & large workloads.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why not go for Centos instead?

    since It's a cheaper version of the same thing (Linux).

    1. fishman

      Re: Why not go for Centos instead?

      While CentOS is essentially the same as RHEL, if everyone went CentOS, Red Hat would go out of business. And then where would CentOS be?

      A long time ago I learned that while I love a bargain, if we make too big of a savings the company I am doing business won't survive. And in the long term that is certainly not to my advantage.

    2. pwl

      Re: Why not go for Centos instead?

      so who do you call for help when something goes wrong ?

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