"During the Red Hat Summit in September, the open
source company warned customers and channel partners not to get
locked into Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud strategy. Fast
forward to the present, and Red Hat and Microsoft are locked in a
virtual hug. Here’s the scoop.
"Fact is, Red Hat and Microsoft need each other. Midsize and
large businesses mix and match Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows
Server in their data centers. And web hosts also have to mix and
match Red Hat and Microsoft operating systems in order to appease a
range of customer and VAR demands."