IBM, Red Hat Forge Container-Based Hybrid Cloud Tech Partnership

Joanna Estrada
May 9, 2018

"By extending our long-standing collaboration with IBM, we're bringing together two leading enterprise application platforms in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and IBM Cloud Private and adding the power of IBM's software and cloud solutions".

"This is the first jointly managed, operated and supported OpenShift offering in the public cloud", said Ferris. CoreOS' technologies extend the exhaustive character of Red Hat's container infrastructure offerings, delivering a clear strategy for the digital enterprise while also making hybrid cloud environments an exceptional option for deploying modern as well as traditional applications.

IBM's private cloud platforms on Red Hat's OpenShift will be interpreted as Red Hat Certified Containers.

Other advantages of the collaboration to developers include faster connections with enhanced security under hybrid networking, and access to managed services like Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Machine Learning, and Azure SQL DB.

"Very few organisations are able to fully silo their IT operations into a exclusively on-premises or public cloud footprint; instead, it's a hybrid mixture of these environments that presents a path towards digital transformation", he said, adding that the deal will allow customers to use Kubernetes platform on a leading public cloud.

A growing number of organisations are developing containerised applications, and there is a growing need to orchestrate and manage these solutions.

Tectonic and Container Linux, which were acquired with CoreOS earlier this year in January, will drive automation at each layer of the cloud-native stack, fortified by the company's commitment to enterprise-grade stability and support. Meanwhile, the jointly developed and managed Red Hat OpenShift on Azure is slated for preview in the coming months. - More ways to harness data with expanded integration of Microsoft SQL Server across the Red Hat OpenShift landscape.

"Very few organizations are able to fully silo their IT operations into a exclusively on-premises or public cloud footprint; instead, it's a hybrid mixture of these environments that presents a path toward digital transformation", said Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.

During the summit, Burr Sutter of Red Hat demonstrated how users can load-balance across a hybrid cloud comprised of an on-site rack, Azure in Texas, and Amazon Web Services in Ohio.

Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud + AI group, is expected to unveil the new additions to the second-place cloud computing vendor during a marathon keynote address Monday morning headlined by CEO Satya Nadella. - More ways for developers to use Microsoft tools with Red Hat as Visual Studio Enterprise and Visual Studio Professional subscribers will get Red Hat Enterprise Linux credits. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure and Azure Stack are now available.

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