IBM and Red Hat share three common beliefs

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It’s a hybrid world

Enterprise leaders want the ability to span traditional IT, private and public clouds.

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Containers are strategic

Enterprise teams need agility to meet the demands of their clients and their markets.

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Innovation is the path forward

IT teams need industry-leading middleware and data for mission-critical projects.

What value does this bring to enterprises?

  • Speed time to market for cloud native apps.
  • Simplify strategic app modernization for the cloud.
  • Gain extended vendor choice without lock-in.
  • Leverages your current investments.
  • Benefit from hybrid cloud infrastructures and multi-cloud deployments.
  • Streamline deployment to the IBM Cloud™.
  • Take advantage of IBM Garage and Red Hat services.

IBM and Red Hat accelerate hybrid cloud adoption

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Certified IBM middleware on IBM Cloud Private is deployed on Red Hat containers and Red Hat OpenShift.

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IBM middleware is integrated with open source under one common platform that is fully supported from hypervisor through app.

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IBM middleware is deployable everywhere that Red Hat is supported.

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The development lifecycle is extended from inception to production and includes a built-in management plane for continuous delivery and operation.

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Professional services are available to advise and implement the IBM Cloud Garage Method and Red Hat Innovation Labs.

What does this mean for enterprises?

With IBM’s recent move to containerize its middleware, today’s landmark partnership between IBM and Red Hat provides customers with more choice and flexibility. Our common vision for hybrid cloud using container architectures allows millions of enterprises — from banks to airlines to government organizations — to access both companies' technology without having to choose between public and private cloud.

Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research

A roadmap for digital transformation

"Today's enterprises need a succinct roadmap for digital transformation as well as confidence in deployment consistency across every IT footprint. By extending our long-standing collaboration with IBM, we're integrating two leading enterprise application platforms in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM Cloud Private with the scale and power of IBM's software and cloud solutions. Together, we're providing customers with a supported, consistent offering across all of their computing environments."

— Paul Cormier, President, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

"IBM and Red Hat are leaders in delivering enterprise flexibility with strong support for open standards and hybrid cloud environments. This partnership aligns with Coda Global's strategy to help customers modernize their applications leveraging container-based cloud computing with enterprise-grade management and scale. Coda Global empowers businesses to rapidly bring their greatest ideas to market, and the combination of IBM Cloud Private and Red Hat OpenShift helps us to deliver with speed, quality and scale."

— Sam Fatigato, CEO, Coda Global, LLC

IBM + Red Hat joint solution architecture

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Make it a reality

Explore how IBM Cloud Private enables a customized, high-performance IT environment that helps you rapidly deploy and manage scalable, security-rich, easy-to-use, mission-critical apps while maintaining control and lowering costs.

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Partnering for your success

IBM and Red Hat have partnered to bring IBM Cloud Private and its portfolio of application runtimes — including IBM WebSphere®, IBM MQ and IBM Db2® — to the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.