IBM announced on Monday at IBM InterConnect that it has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider as part of a strategic collaboration with Red Hat.
According to the announcement, the designation will give greater confidence to IBM clients using IBM Private Cloud for the Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage when the offering launches in general availability at the end of the month.
“Our collaboration with IBM is aimed at helping enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace hybrid cloud,” Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager of OpenStack, Red Hat said. “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.”
Red Hat Cloud Access will also be available for IBM Cloud by the end of Q2 2017 in order for Red Hat customers to move unused Red Hat Enteprise Linux subscriptions from their on-premise environment to an IBM public cloud environment.
“A cloud-first strategy has become the new normal for a majority of our enterprise clients worldwide who are leveraging IBM Cloud as a key driver for digital transformation,” Zane Adam, vice president, IBM Cloud said in a statement. “The strategic collaboration between IBM and Red Hat is designed to enable clients to more easily adopt open source products and OpenStack cloud software while preserving their existing investments and creating new business opportunities.”