Red Hat and IBM introduces a groundbreaking hybrid cloud platform – Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

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As you’ve probably already heard, IBM has acquired Red Hat.

But what are the prospects of the future?

IBM and Red Hat are on a mission to rescale open source technology. Our goal is to help businesses accelerate innovation and growth by enabling you to deliver applications with the freedom, flexibility, speed and security required to succeed in a hybrid and multicloud world.

If you want to learn more about the initial ideas behind the collaboration and how it will influence the industry, read Arvind Krishna and Paul Cormier’s blog post-Q&A, where they, among others, discuss the following questions:

  • How will IBM and Red Hat benefit from joining forces?
  • What about the benefit to clients and what has been their feedback?
  • What are the most pressing challenges that clients and the industry currently face?
  • How will the two companies help solve these problems?

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

IBM’s aquisition of Red Hat will undoubtedly offer several interesting developments and over time change the landscape of cloud solutions. However, the collaboration has in fact already been kickstarted with the introduction of Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud.

The solution is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters on the highly scalable and reliable IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 250 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company. Furthermore, the platform will enable you to:

  • Enjoy dashboards with a native OpenShift experience, and push-button integrations with high-value IBM and Red Hat middleware and advanced services.
  • Rely on continuous availability with multi-zone clusters across six regions globally.
  • Move workloads and data more securely with Bring Your Own Key, Level 4 FIPS.
  • Built-in industry compliance including PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, SOC1 and SOC2.
  • Start fast and small using one-click provisioning and metered billing, with no long-term commitment.

To summarize, Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud leverages IBM Cloud, so you can focus on developing and managing your applications. IBM handles the infrastructure and provides you with a highly available, fully managed OpenShift cluster with the click of a button.

If this arouses your curiosity, please check out the tutorial video below with Sai Vennam from IBM Cloud. He walks you through the new OpenShift integrated experience on the IBM Cloud web console. Finally, he shows you how to create an OpenShift cluster, and showcases some of the new features:

Do you have any further questions or would like to start a dialogue on how we at IBM can help to accelerate your cloud journey, please do not hesitate to contact me at or read more here.

Director, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Technical Specialists & Solutioning Nordic

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