IBM supports over 150 of the most commonly used open source packages.

Simplifying open source software support via a single-source solution

Your reasons for choosing open source software were simple — flexibility, innovation, collaboration and cost reduction. However, as open source continues to grow in your enterprise, getting support isn't so simple, especially when you're running multiple packages at once.

Hiring expensive consultants, mining through OSS communities for answers, or seeking support from multiple service providers can all add up to increased costs, risks and time — possibly defeating your purpose for choosing open source in the first place. And you can’t afford production delays caused by downtime.

Whether you are using community editions, commercial products, individual packages or a complex software stack, IBM can support your entire open source ecosystem

Get deep open source expertise from a single technical support partner

Support from people you know and trust

Support from people you know and trust

With IBM you get a 99 percent Linux fix rate and access to our deep community of skilled Linux developers and consultants

Guaranteed service level agreements

Guaranteed service level agreements

With one number to call, IBM provides 24x7 and 9x5 support options — available globally

Improve systems availability

Improve systems availability

Virtually unlimited assistance — ranging from diagnostic and installation questions to how- to and usage support

Why IBM?

We are the world's largest technical support provider for open source software including Linux

Linux Operating System

  • Subscription and support for all major distributions of Linux including Red Hat, SUSE and Ubuntu 
  • Unmatched skills on IBM Z®, IBM Power® and OEM Intel
  • Over 18 years experience providing open source support
  • 99 percent IBM fix rate

Commercial open source software

  • Subscription and support solutions for most Red Hat and SUSE products
  • Software Defined Storage including Red Hat Ceph, Red Hat Gluster and SUSE Enterprise Storage
  • Distributions for SAP applications
  • Docker EE support available for Power and IBM Z platforms

Community open source software

  • Enterprise-class support for 150+ community versions of open source software, including installation and configuration
  • Gain access to industry experts and obtain virtually unlimited assistance for a wide variety of how-to and usage questions
  • Get advice on which OSS packages could be optimized or best-suited for your specific project

Learn how IBM can help you solve the challenge of open source support

The smart way to manage support for your open source software

Connect with some of our open source experts

Caleb Redelman

Business Development Executive, Open Source


Schedule a time with Caleb to:

  • Support for Red Hat environment
  • IBM Rapid Deploy for Red Hat storage
  • Remotely-delivered support services

Mike Buente

Business Development Director, Open Source


Schedule a time with Mike to:

  • Enterprise-class OSS support
  • Proactive, reactive, on-site and remote IT support

Zach Whigham

General Manager, Technology Support Services


Schedule a time with Zach to:

  • Linux, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu
  • Maximized return on Linux investment
  • Proactive support and maintenance

Camilla Sharpe

Global MVS SWS Business Line Executive - Technology Support Services

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