Understanding Red Hat Agreement Types

Red Hat is a well-known provider of open source software solutions that have been widely used in businesses and organizations worldwide. They offer various agreement types that cater to different requirements of their customers. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different Red Hat agreement types and their features.

  1. Individual Subscription Agreement (ISA)

Individual Subscription Agreement or ISA is a type of Red Hat agreement that is suitable for individual developers and small businesses. This agreement offers access to Red Hat’s software solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat Middleware. It also includes support, updates, and access to Red Hat’s knowledge base.

ISA is a pay-as-you-go subscription, which means you can choose to renew your subscription monthly, quarterly, or annually. This agreement is perfect for businesses that are just starting and need to keep their costs low.

  1. Enterprise Agreement (EA)

The Enterprise Agreement or EA is a Red Hat agreement type that is suitable for medium to large businesses. This agreement is designed for organizations that require a comprehensive solution and a long-term commitment to Red Hat’s software solutions. It includes access to all Red Hat products and services, including RHEL, OpenShift, Middleware, and Cloud Suite.

The EA agreement offers flexible pricing and terms, and it can be customized to fit the specific requirements of your business. It also includes dedicated support, training, and consulting services. The EA agreement is perfect for businesses that need to scale their IT infrastructure and require a comprehensive solution.

  1. Cloud Access

Cloud Access is a Red Hat agreement type that is designed for businesses that use Red Hat solutions in public cloud environments. This agreement allows customers to use their Red Hat subscriptions in the cloud and on-premises environments simultaneously. It includes access to all Red Hat solutions, including RHEL, OpenShift, and Middleware.

Cloud Access provides flexibility and portability for businesses that require hybrid cloud solutions. It also offers cost savings by enabling businesses to leverage their existing Red Hat subscriptions in the cloud. Cloud Access is perfect for businesses that need to deploy their applications in hybrid cloud environments.

  1. Academic Subscription Agreement

The Academic Subscription Agreement or ASA is a Red Hat agreement type that is designed for academic institutions, including schools, universities, and research centers. This agreement provides access to Red Hat’s software solutions, including RHEL, Middleware, and OpenShift. It also includes support, updates, and access to Red Hat’s knowledge base.

The ASA agreement offers flexible pricing and terms, and it can be customized to fit the specific requirements of your academic institution. It also includes dedicated support, training, and consulting services. The ASA agreement is perfect for academic institutions that need to provide their students and faculty with access to Red Hat’s software solutions.


TLDR: Red Hat offers various agreement types that cater to the different requirements of their customers. Each agreement type offers unique features and benefits, including access to Red Hat’s software solutions, support, updates, and consulting services. Whether you’re an individual developer, small business, medium to large enterprise, or academic institution, Red Hat has a solution that fits your needs.

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