Why IBM and Red Hat

By combining the power and flexibility of Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies with the scale and depth of IBM innovation and industry expertise, you now have access to the tools and talent you need to accelerate your cloud journey.

IBM is committed to preserving Red Hat’s independence, neutrality, culture and industry partnerships to give clients and partners freedom, choice and flexibility — and Red Hat’s unwavering commitment to open source will remain unchanged.

Read the blog post featuring perspectives from Arvind Krishna (Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software) and Paul Cormier (Red Hat Executive Vice President and President, Products and Technologies) about what this means for the industry.

Reduce IT spend and drive innovation with IBM and Red Hat

Forrester interviewed five organizations to evaluate the business impact of possible use cases that combine IBM and Red Hat® offerings together. Learn about the potential cost savings and business benefits enabled by IBM and Red Hat, including:

  • Up to 44% decreased hardware costs
  • Up to 33% increased resource utilization
  • Up to 66% accelerated development cycles

Tap into the power of containers

With Red Hat Linux® containers, you get the speed of cloud-native development with the enterprise security and stability that your business needs. Move your applications anywhere, from development to production, while remaining fully functional and secure.

IBM hybrid multicloud platform

Select the best architecture and approach to address the unique application, data and workload requirements for your business. The IBM hybrid multicloud platform is based on open technologies, such as Linux and Kubernetes, that allow you to securely deploy, run and manage your data and applications on the cloud of your choice — without the risk of being locked in.


Central to the platform is an infrastructure — an independent, common operating environment that runs anywhere — from any data center to multiple clouds to the edge

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

Use Red Hat OpenShift® on IBM Cloud™ in public and hybrid environments for improved velocity, market responsiveness, scalability and reliability.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

An open source operating system that lets you scale existing apps — and roll out emerging technologies — across all types of cloud and on-premises environments.


IBM Cloud Paks give you a faster, more secure way to move your core business applications to any cloud through enterprise-ready, containerized software solutions

IBM Cloud Paks

Each IBM Cloud Pak™ is an enterprise-ready, containerized software solution that provides an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud.


Choose any cloud infrastructure, on or off premises, and seamlessly manage data across multiple clouds

Hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions

Seamlessly and securely connect your data and workloads between on-premises systems and your private or hybrid multicloud environments.

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift

Work with an enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform with full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid multicloud deployments.

Data privacy and security for hybrid cloud

See how the new IBM enterprise systems extend privacy and security across hybrid multicloud.


Work with experts to help you craft an effective cloud strategy to realize your business objectives

IBM Services™ for cloud

Transform and scale your business with one of the world’s largest teams of Red Hat-certified consultants and practitioners to advise, move, build and manage clients’ workloads to hybrid multicloud environments.


Innovate with speed and agility — with the support of a vast open ecosystem of passionate developers and partners.

Related resources

Forrester Executive Summary

Learn how Forrester Consulting’s assessment study of combining IBM and Red Hat rated infrastructure savings, business outcomes, agility, flexibility and more.

Cloud Paks: An open, faster, more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud

Discover how IBM Cloud Paks can help you quickly build new cloud-native applications, modernize and extend existing applications, and deploy middleware in a consistent manner across multiple clouds.

IBM and Red Hat: The power of choice

Learn about what this historic acquisition means for developers.


Explore financing opportunities for IBM hybrid cloud solutions.


What you need to know about IBM and Red Hat support.

Get started with IBM and Red Hat

Innovate anywhere on the IBM next-generation hybrid multicloud platform, built on Red Hat open hybrid cloud technologies.