IBM Transforms its Software to be Cloud-Native and Run on Any Cloud with Red Hat

Just weeks after closing its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM is unveiling solutions to help clients speed their hybrid cloud adoption. IBM has announced that its software portfolio is now cloud-native and has been optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift. Enterprises can build mission-critical applications once and run them on leading public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba, and IBM Cloud, as well as on private clouds. 

The new cloud-native capabilities will be delivered as pre-integrated solutions called IBM Cloud Paks, IBM-certified and containerized software that provides 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 through a unified dashboard.

The first five IBM Cloud Paks include: Cloud Pak for Data; Cloud Pak for Applications; Cloud Pak for Integration; Cloud Pak for Automation; and Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management.

IBM also announced:

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud: A managed service of OpenShift on IBM’s public cloud—deployable in one-click to help enterprises modernize and migrate to a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE: IBM will bring Red Hat OpenShift to its enterprise systems, IBM Z and LinuxONE, which collectively power more than 30 billion transactions a day globally. IBM already supports OpenShift on its Power Systems and Storage.

Consulting and technology services for Red Hat: New IBM services delivered by Red Hat-certified consultants and more than 80,000 cloud application services practitioners are available to help clients advise, move, build, and manage their workloads to cloud environments.

The software and services, which include more than 100 products from across IBM’s software portfolio optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift, will be delivered on IBM’s hybrid multi-cloud platform, built on open source technologies, including Red Hat OpenShift, an enterprise Kubernetes platform, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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