Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) provides the stable foundation for advanced workloads both on-premises and in public clouds such as Microsoft Azure
For Azure, Red Hat and Microsoft have been working together to provide the tools needed to deliver workloads faster, with less effort - backed by tightly integrated, enterprise-grade support. Many of today's workloads require some form of enterprise database, and one of the most popular is Microsoft SQL Server.
We've given several presentations covering how using RHEL as the operating system platform for SQL Server helps organizations to reduce costs, avoid reliance on a single vendor, and increase performance. The response from SQL Server DBAs has been impressive with nearly one third of those surveyed by Red Hat and Unisphere Research saying that they were running the database on Linux today, and RHEL being the most popular distribution for deployment.
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