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Three Weeks After Closing the Red Hat Deal, IBM Rolls Out New Cloud Offerings


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Managed services and software optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Linux aimed at helping enterprises move to the cloud.



Image: IBM CEO Ginni Rometty with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst


It's only been three weeks since IBM closed its $34 billion takeover of Red Hat, and that was as long as the company was willing to wait until it announced its first joint products with the new subsidiary. According to IBM, it has already "transformed its software portfolio to be cloud-native and optimized it to run on Red Hat OpenShift."


The new Cloud Paks are containerized software, specialized by workload and optimized to run on Red Hat's implementation of the open source container application platform OpenShift. They are meant to help enterprises move to the cloud.


IBM also announced Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud as a fully managed service and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z and LinuxONE for its mainframe customers. In addition, it's offering consulting and technology services for Red Hat, utilizing what it says is "one of the world's largest teams of Red Hat-certified consultants and more than 80,000 cloud application services practitioners" to help its customers move to cloud environments and maintain their cloud infrastructures once the move is made.


"Red Hat is unlocking innovation with Linux-based technologies, including containers and Kubernetes, which have become the fundamental building blocks of hybrid cloud environments," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said in a statement. "This open hybrid cloud foundation is what enables the vision of any app, anywhere, anytime. Combined with IBM's strong industry expertise and supported by a vast ecosystem of passionate developers and partners, customers can create modern apps with the technologies of their choice and the flexibility to deploy in the best environment for the app -- whether that is on-premises or across multiple public clouds."


The first five Cloud Paks out of the gate are:

  • Cloud Pak for Data, which the company says will simplify and automate deriving insights from data while providing an open and extensible architecture to virtualize data for AI faster.
  • Cloud Pak for Applications to help businesses modernize, build, deploy, and run applications.
  • Cloud Pak for Integration of apps, data, cloud services, and APIs.
  • Cloud Pak for Automation to help transform business processes, decisions, and content.
  • Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management to provide multicloud visibility, governance, and automation.


According to IBM, the Cloud Paks provide a common operating model and common set of services with a unified and intuitive dashboard.


"IBM is unleashing its software from the data center to fuel the enterprise workload race to the cloud," Arvind Krishna, IBM's senior VP of cloud and cognitive software, said in a statement. "This will further position IBM the industry leader in the more than one-trillion-dollar hybrid cloud opportunity. We are providing the essential tools enterprises need to make their multi-year journey to cloud on common, open standards that can reach across clouds, across applications and across vendors with Red Hat."


All in all, the company says the new software and services draw on more than 100 products from IBM's software portfolio that are optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.



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8 hours ago, mkc21 said:

2 failing-dino-companies eating each other. This isn't going to end well right? haha

I would expect no less from most people because they can only see what goes on  in the news and are naive  , annalist and stuff can't  even see computers that don't have  web browsers , because they rely on them to gather the info they need  .



IBM is  a major research organization, holding the record for most U.S. patents generated by a business (as of 2019) for 26 consecutive years.






IBM dominates the mainframe market, accounts for more than 90% market share. Manufacturers did not establish overseas production bases and all the products all manufactured in USA and Japan, mainly in USA. Mainframe is used in many key industries such as financial services, air traffic control, etc. All its consumers attaches great importance to stability and security.






According to W3Cook, Linux powers the servers that run 96.5 percent of the top one million domains in the world (as ranked by Alexa).

W3Techs goes even further down the list and claims Linux powers around 70 percent of the top 10 million Alexa domains. Windows controls the remaining 30 percent.


The public cloud—which is closely tied to the aforementioned web servers—is another area where Linux has pulled well ahead of the chasing pack.

Given the fragmented nature of the space, it’s almost impossible to put your hands on definitive statistics. However, given Amazon EC2 controls nearly half of the market, it’s a good proxy for the entire sector. It’s especially true considering Microsoft has allowed Linux to be installed on its Azure cloud service since 2012.

On Amazon EC2, standard Linux (along with its various distros) controls 92 percent of the market. It boasts more than 350,000 individual instances. Again, Windows is responsible for the other eight percent.




 Microsoft developer reveals Linux is now more used on Azure than Windows Server



Red Hat continues to lead the Linux server market



 A company that can pay 34 Billion dollars for another company so they can become major player in the clould is not failing or ether is the company they bought who rules most servers of the cloud failing. You don't make a lick of sense when you look at the statics .


So now IBM  not only  have most all  the mainframe computers , they own a lot  of server computers contracts  that powers all the  top domains and Cloud  Platforms  that  Amazon, Google , Microsoft and IBM all depend on Redhat servers to help power there clouds .


IBM is oldest big tech company they is they was  around long long before any of the others  or before most countries had any computer tech at all..By the way the ones i named  in this post are the ones you heard of there is many more you never heard of that controls big chunks of the internet back bone and many companies just lease there stuff from  them.

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