Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an expanded partnership with Fujitsu that extends the technology leaders’ collaboration to the cloud. Building on the companies’ long-term partnership, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available as a guest operating system on Fujitsu’s “On-Demand Virtual System Service” public cloud.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an effective platform for running applications in the cloud with its broad base of developers and extensive ecosystem of certified applications that allow for flexibility, portability and scalability. The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fujitsu’s enterprise-ready “On-Demand Virtual System Service” offers customers a powerful infrastructure for the cloud with proven Red Hat technologies and enterprise-class support from Fujitsu, backed by Red Hat.

“With the performance and reliability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, customers can more easily scale with business needs in the cloud,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. “The availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Fujitsu’s ‘On-Demand Virtual System Service’ offers enterprises a strong foundation on which to extend to the cloud that combines the unique expertise of two industry leaders.”

“Fujitsu’s ‘On-Demand Virtual System Service’ delivers bundled virtualized ICT infrastructure, including server, storage, network and security features, as well as software from Fujitsu and its major partners through configuration templates over a network,” said Chiseki Sagawa, president, Service Oriented Platform Strategy & Development Office at Fujitsu. “With the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on our service, our customers can access the leading distribution of enterprise Linux in the world. Through our collaboration with Red Hat, we are able to provide this highly demanded service to our customers.”

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is initially available on Fujitsu’s “On-Demand Virtual System Service” in Japan, with global availability expected. To access Fujitsu’s “On-Demand Virtual System Service”, visit http://fenics.fujitsu.com/outsourcingservice/saas/plat/sop/.