IBM Power Systems, Red Hat extend alliance for cloud platforms

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a provider of open source solutions, have extended their long-standing collaboration to help clients embrace hybrid cloud platforms, the companies said.

Red Hat said through joint engineering and deeper product collaboration, the two companies plan to deliver solutions built on key components of Red Hat´s portfolio of open source products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability offerings. This move is expected to help position IBM Power Systems as a featured component of Red Hat´s hybrid cloud strategy spanning platform infrastructure located both on and off premises.

Through expanded collaboration both in upstream technologies and product development, IBM and Red Hat aim to enable greater compatibility between their respective platforms, bringing Red Hat´s offerings to clients who previously worked in distributed environments.