IBM and Red Hat have a long tradition of innovation to advance product offerings across IBM platforms. Through expanded collaboration both in upstream technologies and product development, the companies aim to enable greater compatibility between their respective platforms, bringing Red Hat's offerings to clients who previously worked in distributed environments. Specifically, IBM and Red Hat are working together to build functionality and jointly engineer solutions across IBM Power Systems and productized in the Red Hat portfolio by:
"Red Hat believes that the next generation of applications and hybrid Cloud services will be powered by modern, hyperscale hardware and software that span both public clouds, like IBM Cloud, and on-premise platforms", stated Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platforms Business Unit, Red Hat. "Red Hat and IBM are expanding their long-standing alliance to address this opportunity. Through joint engineering and deeper product collaboration, we are excited to deliver world-class solutions built on Red Hat's portfolio of enterprise open source solutions and IBM's Power Systems platform."
"Clients choose open source capabilities to achieve new levels of agility and flexibility in their hybrid Cloud environments, but they need access to optimal support", stated Scott Crowder, CTO, IBM Systems. "Clients have long turned to Red Hat and IBM to support their enterprise computing needs. Now, we are expanding that relationship with Red Hat to provide new systems designed for enterprise-grade open source solutions that go far beyond what commodity infrastructure has offered."