The recent acquisition of Red Hat into the IBM ecosystem signifies the coming together of two formidable players on the cloud and open-source software landscape.
The move will not only accelerate app modernisation and cloud-native development but unlock true value for business in what’s essentially an emerging $1 trillion market.
Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President of Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research, explains that the “landmark partnership between IBM and Red Hat provides customers with more choice and flexibility. Our common vision for hybrid cloud using container architectures allows millions of enterprises – from banks to airlines to government organizations – to access both companies’ technology without having to choose between public and private cloud.”1
It’s without doubt that a lot of change is coming to the cloud arena, particularly from a deal being marked as IBM’s biggest ever. And with that in mind, here are five articles providing external perspectives on what the acquisition means for IBM, you and your clients:
- Forbes – Acquisition Of Red Hat Repositions IBM For Digital IT Modernization, Peter Bendor-Samuel
- Tech Crunch – Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition, Ron Miller
- The Verge – IBM will acquire open-source cloud software company Red Hat, Andrew Liptak
- Business Insider – IT’S OFFICIAL: IBM is acquiring software company Red Hat for $34 billion, Becky Peterson
- Fortune – Here’s What Analysts Are Saying About IBM’s Blockbuster Plans to Buy Red Hat for $34 Billion, Jonathan Vanian