August 1, 2019 By Chris Rosen 2 min read

As IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat closes, we are excited to announce a new offering called Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

By now, you have inevitably heard all about IBM acquiring Red Hat. In case you did miss the largest technology acquisition news, read more about it here

Let’s dig into the technology and learn a little more about what IBM and Red Hat are delivering to assist our customers in accelerating their cloud adoption. We are very excited to announce a new offering called Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud! 

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

With Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, Red Hat users have a fast and secure way to deploy and manage enterprise workloads across hybrid cloud environments, unlocking the power of IBM Cloud for the Red Hat community.

Customers using OpenShift will be able to scale across IBM’s global footprint of data centers and multizone regions and consistently monitor, log, and secure their applications. Because the service is fully managed by IBM, clients will be able to focus on delivering mission-critical applications and innovating with high-value IBM Cloud services, such as AI and analytics.

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

I am frequently asked what this new offering and the Red Hat acquisition mean for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service, IBM’s fully managed upstream Kubernetes offering. The short answer is nothing! 

IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service is running over 16,000 production clusters across the globe, supporting a range of customer workloads and IBM offerings running on the Kubernetes Service. IBM offerings such as Watson, Blockchain, The Weather Company, Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment, IBM Cloud Databases, and partner offerings like Sysdig Monitor and LogDNA are just a sample of workloads that run on the Kubernetes Service. 

The Kubernetes Service celebrated its second birthday in May and continues to lead the public cloud offerings as the first to support upstream Kubernetes versions, provide unparallel compute options such as bare metal worker nodes, and simplify day-two operations for upgrades, auto-scaling, monitoring, and loggings insights. 

IBM will leverage the experience we’ve gained from running our Kubernetes Service and extend the offering to support both native Kubernetes clusters as well as OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Depending on your project requirements, choose the cluster type that meets those objectives. IBM fully manages the services, enabling our customers to focus on innovation and delivering market value for their users. 

Learn more about the offerings.

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