Here’s some interesting news for the organizations willing to consolidate their Java platform across hybrid and multicloud environments. Red Hat has introduced long-term commercial support for OpenJDK on Microsoft Windows.

By adding to its existing support for OpenJDK on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat helps organizations standardize the development and deployment of Java applications throughout the enterprise with an open alternative to proprietary Java platforms.

“With changes on the horizon impacting the long-term support of proprietary JDK solutions, we want to give customers the confidence that they can continue to do what they have been doing with minimal disruption, backed by Red Hat’s deep Java experience and award-winning enterprise support,” said Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Core Products and Cloud Services Business Group, Red Hat.

In addition to distributing and providing life cycle support for OpenJDK, the Red Hat Middleware portfolio of open source Java products also support OpenJDK on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows.

For the uninitiated, Red Hat has been an active member of the OpenJDK community since 2007 and has contributed to and led various aspects of the project, such as the 64-bit ARMv8 port, AArch64 for OpenJDK, and development of the Shenandoah garbage collector. The company has also served in stewardship roles for both OpenJDK 6 and OpenJDK 7.

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