Red Hat and Microsoft join forces

Two large IT companies work together to bring the best service for their customers
23 August 2017   354

Microsoft announced the star of cooperation with Red Hat, widely known Linux based products developer.

Let's figure out what exactly this cooperation brings for the user.

  • Windows Server can be launched on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
    • Windows Server containers will be natively supported on Red Hat OpenShift, a container application platform that brings Docker and Kubernetes to the enterprise. Red Hat OpenShift will be the first container application platform built from the open source Kubernetes project to support both Linux and Windows Server container workloads in a single platform across the multiple environments of the hybrid cloud, breaking down silos and making it easier for enterprises to pursue their cloud-native agenda.

      This capability was demonstrated at Red Hat Summit in May 2017, and is expected to be available as a Technology Preview in Spring 2018.

  • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure Stack
    • Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated is a container platform as a cloud service managed by Red Hat. With this announcement, it is planned for availability on Azure, Microsoft’s enterprise-grade cloud platform with availability announced across 42 regions globally — more than any other public cloud provider. Microsoft and Red Hat engineers are working closely to optimize OpenShift while running on Azure, ensuring enterprise performance standards and matching integrated support.

Alongside Microsoft, Red Hat is providing a way for organizations to truly make the technology choices that matter to them, from containerized workloads to public cloud services, without adding an equal burden of complexity. Combined with our integrated support teams, we’re able to offer an achievable pathway to digital transformation that offers the capabilities, flexibility and choice required to power the future of enterprise IT. 
 

Matthew Hicks 

Vice president, Software Engineering, OpenShift and Management, Red Hat

  • SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift 
    • Red Hat announced the availability of .NET Core 2.0 as a container in OpenShift, and today the two companies are bringing the power and scale of one of the world’s leading relational database management systems to their joint platforms. SQL Server for Linux will be available in the coming months on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift.As with all Red Hat and Microsoft joint initiatives, SQL Server for Linux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform will be jointly supported by both Microsoft and Red Hat

Microsoft and Red Hat are aligned in our commitment to bring enterprise customers the hybrid cloud solutions they need to modernize their businesses as they shift to operate in a cloud-native world. Today, we’re extending this commitment as we again join forces to bring fully interoperable solutions that simplify container adoption and help customers make the most of their hybrid cloud strategies. 
 

John Gossman 

Lead Azure Architect, Microsoft Corp.

What is Nethereum?

Introduction to Ethereum .Net cross platform integration library
18 December 2017   2025

What is Nethereum?

Nethereum is the .Net integration library for Ethereum, simplifying the access and smart contract interaction with Ethereum nodes both public or permissioned like Geth, Parity or Quorum.

Nethereum is developed targeting netstandard 1.1, net451 and also as a portable library, hence it is compatible with all the operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android and OSX) and has been tested on cloud, mobile, desktop, Xbox, hololens and windows IoT.

According to official docs, upcoming releases will include functionalities such as DevP2P, Plasma and Micro-Payments.

Main features:

  • JSON RPC / IPC Ethereum core methods.
  • Geth management API (admin, personal, debugging, miner).
  • Parity management API.
  • Quorum integration.
  • Simplified smart contract interaction for deployment, function calling, transaction and event filtering and decoding of topics.
  • Unity 3d Unity integration.
  • ABI to .Net type encoding and decoding, including attribute based for complex object deserialization.
  • Hd Wallet
  • Transaction, RLP and message signing, verification and recovery of accounts.
  • Libraries for standard contracts Token, ENS and Uport
  • Integrated TestRPC testing to simplify TDD and BDD (Specflow) development.
  • Key storage using Web3 storage standard, compatible with Geth and Parity.
  • Simplified account life cycle for both managed by third party client (personal) or stand alone (signed transactions).
  • Low level Interception of RPC calls.
  • Code generation of smart contracts services.

Learn more at GitHub.