Tech titan IBM has announced that it has transformed its software portfolio to be cloud-native and optimized it to run on Red Hat OpenShift.
Enterprises can now build mission-critical applications once and run them on all leading public clouds — including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba, and IBM Cloud — and on private clouds.
The new cloud-native capabilities will be delivered as pre-integrated solutions called IBM Cloud Paks. The IBM-certified and containerized software will provide a common operating model and common set of services – including identity management, security, monitoring and logging – and are designed to improve visibility and control across clouds together with a unified dashboard.
The software and services, which include more than 100 products from across IBM’s software portfolio optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift, will be delivered on IBM’s hybrid multicloud platform.
“Red Hat is unlocking innovation with Linux-based technologies, including containers and Kubernetes, which have become the fundamental building blocks of hybrid cloud environments,” said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO of Red Hat.
“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 Cloud Paks provide full software support and help protect the entire stack — from hardware to applications – to help clients rapidly migrate, integrate and modernize mission-critical applications on any cloud. They are deployed, delivered as packages tailored for specific client use cases, and adding a consumption-based pricing model.
The first five IBM Cloud Paks are: