IBM + Red Hat: Doubling Down on Hybrid Cloud Storage

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IBM is redefining hybrid cloud application and data storage.

Today marks a very important milestone for IBM Storage. I’m thrilled to announce that Red Hat is transferring its storage portfolio and associated teams — including Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation (ODF), as well as Rook and NooBaa — to IBM Storage. I believe this creates the most complete and powerful software-defined storage portfolio in the industry.

Our clients are rapidly embracing a hybrid cloud strategy, and one of the key linchpins of a successful hybrid cloud deployment is uniform access to data.

Red Hat storage has become an industry force in its own right — born for containers and built for hybrid cloud-native applications and data. At IBM Storage, we have world-class infrastructure and have been developing a software-defined storage platform. Working together with Red Hat, we are now accelerating our innovation, leveraging open-source innovation to deliver an industry-leading portfolio and a consistent experience for our clients across on-premises infrastructure and cloud.

The result? Hardware-agnostic storage services that truly redefine hybrid cloud storage for applications and data across bare metal, virtualized and containerized environments. Our software strategy is to unlock bi-directional application and data mobility based on this foundation. No more compromises.

Red Hat Ceph Storage is tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and it’s at the core of OpenShift Data Foundation, with many clients today running Rook as the Ceph operator. Ceph runs securely anywhere OpenShift runs on-premises and in the cloud, simplifying operations with tremendous scale and speeding time to market for application developers.

To net this out for our clients, today’s news means faster hybrid, multicloud deployments, with greater simplicity and expanded platform support backed by IBM’s global sales and lifecycle services. IBM will continue Red Hat’s commitment to existing customers and the open-source community, and we are accelerating our roadmap with new products and services to be announced in the coming months.

We welcome the Red Hat associates to IBM Storage and look forward to working with clients and partners to deliver a common, unified experience. From edge-to-core-to-cloud, software-defined storage is the answer you’ve been looking for, and it’s now here from IBM.

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