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Request for support running Connect:Direct Windows in the CLOUD with new MS Server and SQL

We would like to deploy our C:D Windows into the Cloud using Google Cloud for one instance and Microsoft Azure for another. We would like to see certification for running C:D Windows in those environments as well as supporting MS Server 2016 and MS SQL 2016 or 2017.

  • Guest
  • Nov 2 2018
  • Functionality already exists
What is your industry? Computer Services
How will this idea be used?

Will allow us to deploy more of our applications required to do business into the cloud.

  • Guest commented
    16 Jun, 2020 08:47pm

    Does IBM support hosting Connect Direct in the Microsoft Azure Cloud?
    it has been 2 years since this was posted,
    is it supported now?

  • Guest commented
    26 Feb, 2019 04:08pm

    C:D Windows 4.8.0 and 6.0.0 have been certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and for Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Please see the Release Notes for details.

    The Release Notes also have a dedicated section on Virtualization support, which covers how OS images are typically running in the cloud. C:D Windows is certified on Windows OS plattform level.

  • Guest commented
    11 Dec, 2018 02:46am

    Already exists? As well?

    C:D Windows certified for Azure or Google Cloud? Where can I find this details on documentation?

    The only information about Cloud that We have is about CDU and moreover only at AWS.

    "Release 5.3.0 of CDU only supports Amazon Web Services, it does not yet support MS Azure, Google Cloud and IBM SoftLayer."

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