"Customers wanted the partnership because it ensures the support of hybrid for Microsoft as well as research and development for a new generation of technology that is flexible and can be managed with choice and confidence," Loo said.
Coming soon from this partnership Loo said is .Net with Red Hat.
For Red Hat, the Microsoft partnership is just one aspect of the company's overall plan to reach $5 billion in revenue.
Red Hat Canada president Luc Villeneuve said it's a five-year plan that will continue to leverage the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, but will be built predominantly on customer demand.
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