November 6, 2018 | Written by: Frank Oestergaard
Categorized: Cloud | Event
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IBM acquires Red Hat – Completely changing the cloud landscape and becoming World’s #1 hybrid cloud provider
“The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“IBM will become the world’s #1 hybrid cloud provider, offering companies the only open cloud solution that will unlock the full value of the cloud for their businesses – Most companies today are only 20 percent along their cloud journey, renting compute power to cut costs,” she said.
So what exactly does it mean that IBM acquires Red Hat?
This acquisition brings together the best-in-class hybrid cloud providers and will enable companies to securely move all business applications to the cloud. Companies today are already using multiple clouds. However, research shows that 80 percent of business workloads have yet to move to the cloud, held back by the proprietary nature of today’s cloud market. This prevents portability of data and applications across multiple clouds, data security in a multi-cloud environment and consistent cloud management.
IBM and Red Hat will be strongly positioned to address this issue and accelerate hybrid multi-cloud adoption. Together, they will help clients create cloud-native business applications faster, drive greater portability and security of data and applications across multiple public and private clouds, all with consistent cloud management. In doing so, they will draw on their shared leadership in key technologies, such as Linux, Kubernetes, containers, multi-cloud management, and cloud management and automation.
IBM’s and Red Hat’s partnership has spanned 20 years, with IBM serving as an early supporter of Linux, collaborating with Red Hat to help develop and grow enterprise-grade Linux and more recently to bring enterprise Kubernetes and hybrid cloud solutions to customers.
Between them, IBM and Red Hat have contributed more to the open source community than any other organization.
If you want to hear more, IBM will share a ‘Point of View’ on how enterprises deal with the even more complex world of hybrid clouds and traditional IT addressing data, analytics, security, management & automation and not least hybrid & multi clouds. IBM will update on it’s open approach to cloud, featuring unprecedented security and portability across multiple clouds and why it recently have announced intend to conduct the largest software acquisition* ever. Join the GoTo conference in Copenhagen on November 20th, 2018.
*As the RedHat acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals there will be limits to comments and what can be shared.
Looking forward to see you there.