Friday, May 11, 2018

IBM, Red Hat couple containers for hybrid cloud deployments

Under the partnership, IBM will extend its IBM Cloud Private and IBM Cloud Private for Data and middleware to Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform and Certified Containers.


IBM and Red Hat said they will expand a partnership to better combine containers and hybrid cloud platforms.

Under the partnership, IBM will extend its IBM Cloud Private and IBM Cloud Private for Data and middleware to Red Hat's OpenShift Container Platform and Certified Containers.

Joint customers will more easily couple IBM and Red Hat wares in hybrid cloud deployments. IBM has retooled its architecture and moved its entire software portfolio to container technologies.

The companies said:

  • IBM Cloud Private can deploy containers across Red Hat.
  • Developers will be able to use IBM's cloud services for AI, the blockchain, and the Internet of things.
  • IBM and Red Hat will serve as an integrated hybrid cloud platform.
  • IBM also said that IBM PowerAI, the company's deep learning toolkit, will also be available on Red Hat's operating system.
  • Red Hat and IBM are two of the larger open source software players, and their partnership dates back to 1999. In 2002, IBM and Red Hat outlined an enterprise Linux partnership, and the two companies have been advancing hybrid cloud development.


Here's an overview of IBM, Red Hat, and open source milestones:

1998 - signed an agreement to work together
1999 - PR announcing the agreement
2000 - IBM announces e-business solution bundles
2001 - IBM donates Eclipse and other IP to open source
2002 - IBM and Red Hat agreed to deliver Enterprise Linux solutions
2005 - IBM and Red Hat agreed to accelerate Linux adoption in emerging countries -
2005 - IBM and Red Hat announce Common Criteria certification for intelligence communities and commercial
2007 - IBM and Red Hat announce Linux on the Mainframe program
2011 - Open Virtualization Alliance formed around KVM
2012 - IBM and Red Hat announce KVM security certification
2013 - IBM and Red Hat announce expanded support for Linux on Power
2014 - IBM and Red Hat deliver Open Virtualization to IBM Power
2016 - IBM and Red Hat announce collaboration for Next-Generation Cloud Platforms
2017 - IBM and Red Hat collaborate to accelerate Hybrid Cloud


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