Red Hat Cloud Access and IBM Cloud

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By: Milan S. Patel

Red Hat Cloud Access and IBM Cloud

We’ve learned that on-premises workloads are deployed with existing licensing models. Leveraging those existing investments, optimizing them, and having the ability to bring those into the cloud, is a critical decision point for enterprise companies making the move to cloud.

 Enterprise Cloud Trends

Forester predicts that total enterprise infrastructure spending on public cloud platforms will grow at 35% CAGR though 2020, accelerating the number of workloads running in public cloud[1].

Leveraging existing investments while emphasizing cost savings are considerations that clients make when defining a public cloud strategy. According to Gartner, “IT modernization is currently the top driver of public cloud adoption, followed by cost savings, innovation, agility and other benefits.”[2].

… And with collaboration from Red Hat via Red Hat Cloud Access, clients can now bring eligible Red Hat subscriptions to run workloads on IBM Cloud.

 Cloud Access on IBM Cloud

Cloud Access on IBM Cloud can help optimize our mutual clients’ investments and present savings when adopting IBM Cloud. In addition, with Cloud Access, Red Hat will provide support for clients using Red Hat products on IBM Cloud for a consistent support experience from on-premises to cloud.

Cloud Access on IBM Cloud

IBM clients, who purchase Red Hat subscriptions from IBM as a component of an IBM hardware solution, are also eligible for Red Hat Cloud Access, giving them the flexibility to deploy in their data centers or on IBM Cloud.

Clients can use the following Red Hat solutions on IBM Cloud:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux and all variants and add-ons

  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

  • Entire Red Hat JBoss portfolio.

Red Hat Cloud Access is specifically for virtualized environments. For services such as IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers, Cloud Access is not required. Clients can bring their Red Hat subscriptions using certified hardware on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers. For more information on hardware certified by Red Hat, reference thehardware certification catalog for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

 Global IBM Cloud Footprint

IBM Cloud infrastructure services are available globally in five continents, enabling clients to build workloads to reach their users but also maintain any data sovereignty for compliance reasons. Leveraging Direct Link, clients can securely move data from private infrastructure to IBM Cloud where cognitive capabilities can be extended with Watson APIs.

Global IBM Cloud Footprint

For more information on how to register please visit Red Hat Cloud Access.

For more information on how to bring Red Hat subscriptions to IBM Cloud, please visit Use Red Hat Cloud Access.

[1] https://www.forrester.com/report/Benchmark+Your+Enterprise+Cloud+Adoption/-/E-RES117042

[2] http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3443517

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