Red Hat boosts application portability across hybrid cloud with .NET Core 2.0
Source: Procre8 for Red Hat , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed August 30, 2017 1:55 pm

UAE. Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announcedthat it willthe availability of and supportfor.NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project, on Red Hat’s portfolio of open technologies.

A lightweight and modular platform for creating web applications and microservices, .NET Core 2.0 provides significant new developer capabilities while enabling developers to create .NET applications across platforms, and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and more.

A key addition to the Red Hat Developer Program, the latest version of .NET Core supports .NET Standard 2.0, providing enhanced platform compatibility and portability acrossallboth.NETruntimes and workloadsFramework (proprietary) and .NET Core platforms.

It alsohelps to streamlineaddssimplifiesapplication packagingwith easieryaccess toby including key components likeASP.NET 2.0 and EF Core 2.0,designed tofurther simplifyingthe application build process in an all open source environment. Additionally, when combined with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the 2.0 release supports C#, F# and Visual Basic for the creation of modern, containerized applications.

Red Hat is the only commercial Linux provider to offer full, enterprise-grade support for .NET Core across its portfolio. Developerswill be able tocanuse .NET Core 2.0 to develop and deploy supported applications on:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 
- Red Hat OpenShift Online
- Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated
- Red Hat OpenStack Platform

.NET Core 2.0 will also be available in Red Hat, Red Hat’s newly-announced online development environment for planning, creating and deploying hybrid cloud services. When these are combined, Red Hatwill provideprovides the only supported, enterprise-grade and fully open platform for creating, deploying and maintaining .NET Core-based applications across the hybrid cloud, from on-premise installations to public cloud deployments.

.NET Core 2.0will soon beis nowavailable through various Red Hat products via yum install or as Linux container images.

Supporting Quotes

Harry Mower, senior director, Developer Programs, Red Hat
“.NET is one of the most widely-useddevelopment platformsprogramming languagesin the industry andRed Hat,as a major contributor to the .NET Core community,Red Hatis helping to further expand the reach and capabilities of the technology. By supporting .NET on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we are able to provide one of the broadest, supported and fully-open developer solutions on the market and offer organizationsgreaterwith theassurance that they can run .NET workloads on non-Windows-based systems in production, backed by Red Hat’s expertise and award-winning support.”

Scott Hunter, director, Program Management, .NET, Microsoft Corp.
".NET Core 2.0 marks a significant step forward for the .NET Core community and the developer world at-large, and we're very pleased to have closely collaborated on this new release with Red Hat. We believe that developers will be pleased tobe able towrite familiar .NET code from their platform of choice, and that operations teams, whowidelyuse Red Hat solutions,will enjoyhavingthefreedom to deploy to Red Hat Enterprise Linuxflexibility to deploy on the world's leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux,and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, supported for bothon-premisesorandinthe public cloud, including one of the world's leading clouds inMicrosoft Azure."

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