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IBM develops cloud-native offerings with Red Hat OpenShift

By Catherine Knowles, Tue 6 Aug 2019
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IBM has developed its software to be cloud-native and to run on Red Hat OpenShift.

This enables businesses to build applications and run them on all leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud and on private clouds.

The new cloud-native capabilities will be available as pre-integrated solutions called IBM Cloud Paks.

The IBM-certified and containerised software will provide a common operating model and common set of services, including identity management, security, monitoring and logging, and are designed to improve visibility and control across clouds via a dashboard.

IBM also announced Red Hat OpenShift is available on IBM Cloud to enable businesses to migrate to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE - IBM’s enterprise systems, and Red Hat consulting and technology services are available through IBM.

Through the latter service, more than 80,000 cloud application services practitioners are available to help clients advise, move, build, and manage their workloads to cloud environments.

The new software and services include more than 100 products from across IBM’s software portfolio optimised to run on Red Hat OpenShift, will be delivered on IBM’s hybrid multicloud platform.

It is built on open source technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Clients can use this to address the most critical application, data and workload requirements for their business, according to IBM.

IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software  senior vice president, Arvind Krishna says ,“IBM is unleashing its software from the data centre to fuel the enterprise workload race to the cloud. This will further position IBM the industry leader in the more than $1 trillion dollar hybrid cloud opportunity.

“We are providing the essential tools enterprises need to make their multi-year journey to cloud on common, open standards that can reach across clouds, across applications and across vendors with Red Hat.”

Red Hat CEO and president Jim Whitehurst says, “Red Hat is unlocking innovation with Linux-based technologies, including containers and Kubernetes, which have become the fundamental building blocks of hybrid cloud environments.”

“This open hybrid cloud foundation is what enables the vision of any app, anywhere, anytime. Combined with IBM’s strong industry expertise and supported by a vast ecosystem of passionate developers and partners, customers can create modern apps with the technologies of their choice and the flexibility to deploy in the best environment for the app - whether that is on-premises or across multiple public clouds,” says Whitehurst.

The Cloud Paks provide software support for the entire stack from hardware to applications. This is said to help clients migrate, integrate and modernise mission-critical applications on any cloud, statest IBM.

They are delivered as packages, tailored for specific client use cases, and adding a consumption-based pricing model.

The first five IBM Cloud Paks are available today and include Cloud Pak for Data, Application, Integration, Automation and Multicloud Management.

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