IBM, Red Hat Pair for Uptick in OpenStack Usage

Cisco: By 2020, 92% of Workloads Will be Processed by Cloud Data Centers VS Traditional Data CentersIBM and Red Hat are partnering up to encourage the use of OpenStack and to help enterprises move Linux workloads into private clouds.

According to IBM, the Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage on IBM Private Cloud will be generally available at the end of the month. In order to make that possible, IBM has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider.

Red Hat Cloud Access will reportedly be available for IBM Cloud at the close of the second quarter. That move means customers of Red Hat can move unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions from the data centers where they currently reside into IBM Cloud data centers across the globe.

“Our collaboration with IBM is aimed at helping enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace hybrid cloud,” Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of OpenStack at Red Hat, told ZDNet.com. “Now, customers who don’t have in-house expertise to manage an OpenStack infrastructure can more confidently consume Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage on IBM Private Cloud.”

Both companies are looking forward to offering the hybrid cloud infrastructure to clients that are planning to run cloud apps using OpenStack APIs. And with Red Hat Cloud Access, clients will be able to move Red Hat subscriptions and current workloads to the IBM Cloud.

The pair plans to sell the new offerings together.

IBM recently announced that they’ll be working with Veritas as well and say they will help organizations manage and protect their data more efficiently.

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