Big Blue Turns Red for Multicloud

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IBM unveiled details on Thursday of how it will integrate Red Hat products and services, following its $34 billion acquisition. And the strategy is surprisingly simple and compelling. Simple enough to fit in a tweet. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift are the foundation for IBM’s multicloud strategy, running IBM’s own middleware providing management, orchestration, compliance and security.

IBM will use Red Hat software to allow applications to run on clouds — including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM’s own IBM Cloud, as well as private clouds — without modification. “Write once, run anywhere, using the power of Red Hat to run across all clouds,” Steve Robinson, IBM general manager, Red Hat synergy, tells Light Reading.

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