“They [customers] really want to see both companies work together and have Red Hat offerings available on Azure  and to find ways to work together across both of our platforms in delivery of the hybrid cloud”—Mike Ferris, Red Hat

Excerpt from the blog

Last week at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference (NAPC), Microsoft and Red Hat celebrated our growing partnership. From running Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Azure to Microsoft .NET apps on Red Hat’s OpenShift, partners were excited about our joint offering and how it can deliver value for their customers.

During the event, Mark Hill, Microsoft VP of Open Source Sales and Marketing, and Mike Ferris, Red Hat Senior Director of Business Architecture, presented a session on “Accelerating partner sales and creating new opportunities” to a standing-room-only crowd.

I had a chance to catch up with Ferris and Hill after their joint presentation to get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the partnership, how it’s been received by customers and partners, and what’s been the most surprising aspect so far. Read the full interview…