IBM has announced that it has been selected by Red Hat as their Global Strategic Partner of the Year. This award recognizes the close collaboration between IBM and Red Hat across many different business areas, and the expanding commitment to joint customers around the world.
Red Hat and IBM have been global partners for over 17 years, working together across development, sales and marketing, and helping to spur broad-based Linux adoption in the industry. They share a commitment to open technologies, enterprise quality of service, and enabling next-generation applications across cloud computing, big data and analytics. Red Hat and IBM are also both major contributors to the Linux kernel and other open source projects such as KVM and OpenStack.
IBM LinuxONE and IBM z Systems run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat Smart Management Add-On, and Red Hat ELS Add-On – with Red Hat High Availability and Resilient Storage Add-Ons currently being beta-tested by customers. LinuxONE is the most secure and highest-performing Linux server, and can scale up to 8,000 VMs. The recently announced beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 continues support for LinuxONE and z Systems.
The UK MetOffice has millions of customers for its weather forecasts, including the general public and more than 1,000 professional bodies responsible for aviation and emergency planning. To achieve its goal, the Met Office selected two IBM LinuxONE servers, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. They chose LinuxONE for resilience, reliability, and the opportunity to drive substantial cost savings – learn more.
Qingdao Municipal Hospital Group in China are using a cloud-based healthcare solution built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM LinuxONE. This has been developed by Bodhi Healthcare Group, an ISV who are working to apply advanced technology solutions to address pain points in the healthcare industry. By leveraging the security, scale and reliability of LinuxONE, the Bodhi Healthcare Cloud Platform offers an integrated solution to promote information exchange within and between hospitals – learn more.
IBM’s partnership activities with Red Hat also include joint engineering and product collaborations focused on delivering solutions built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM Systems, and the managed service offering IBM Bluemix Private Cloud with Red Hat, with infrastructure based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage.
For more details, read the press release.
James Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, presents Dexter Henderson, Vice President of IBM’s Power Systems, with the Red Hat Global Strategic Partner of the Year award at the 2017 Red Hat Summit in Boston. (Credit: Red Hat)