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IBM & Red Hat Partnership

For the first time in history, IBM and Red Hat customers can now take advantage of both company’s technologies and integrated solutions in the public and private cloud. The landmark partnership brings together IBM Cloud Private to the Red Hat Openshift Container Platform.

Date: 2 July, 2018

For the first time in history, IBM and Red Hat customers can now take advantage of both company’s technologies and integrated solutions in the public and private cloud. The landmark partnership brings together IBM Cloud Private to the Red Hat Openshift Container Platform.

The collaboration between brings together two of the world’s biggest open source companies, offering organisations world class technology to drive IT transformation and deployment consistency, across every IT footprint.

IBM and Red Hat have paved the way for your business for open communities, powering innovative new IT solutions which enables companies to migrate from limited architectures to modern datacentres.

In the current hybrid technology world we operate in, innovation and container technology is strategic to the success of every business. Container technologies are now fast becoming a safe and reliable way to move applications across multiple IT footprints from existing datacentres to the public cloud.

 “With IBM’s recent move to containerize its middleware, today’s landmark partnership between IBM and Red Hat provides customers with more choice and flexibility. Our common vision for hybrid cloud using container architectures allows millions of enterprises –from banks to airlines to government organizations -to access both companies’ technology without having to choose between public and private cloud.” Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research.

IBM and Red Hat customers can now benefit from hybrid cloud infrastructure and multi-cloud deployment. Some of the advantages include:

  • Simplify strategic app modernisation for the cloud
  • Speed time to market for cloud native apps
  • Leverages current investments
  • Gain extended vendor choice without lock-in
  • Build on existing technology and easily move to a hybrid cloud solution
  • Deploy containerized applications on one integrated container platform

Additionally, the partnership allows developers to design, modernise and deploy new applications much quicker while taking advantage of IBM’s cloud-based services such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain with IBM Cloud Private on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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