The two companies have stressed that Red Hat will remain largely independent as part of the deal, but many in the Raleigh area have anxious about a potential culture clash between IBM and the open-source ethos of Red Hat. In a press conference, Arvind Krishna, SVP, Cloud and Cognitive Software at IBM and Paul Cormier, President Products and Technologies at Red Hat were peppered with questions about what will happen now. Whitehurst will join IBM's senior management team and report to Rometty.
Red Hat will continue to be led by president and CEO Jim Whitehurst and its current management team.
With IBM's acquisition of Red Hat now formally completed, both companies are working to reassure customers and channel partners that the new arrangement will be good for technology-hungry enterprises and for the MSPs, VARs, resellers and others that help them build and manage their IT systems.
On the other hand, Red Hat's revenue for fiscal 2019 stood at $3.4 billion, a 15 percent year-over-year improvement.Читайте также: Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities
Red Hat has been involved with OpenJDK, the open source implementation of Java, since 2007, when it signed Sun Microsystems' OpenJDK Community TCK License Agreement. The partnership quite obviously, reinforces IBM's interest in enhancing its cloud infrastructure to align its strategy with major cloud service providers.
The company, which won approval for the purchase from US regulators in May and European Union regulators in late June, agreed to pay $190 a share for Red Hat, representing a 63 percent premium.
"Together, IBM and Red Hat will accelerate innovation by offering a next-generation hybrid multicloud platform", it added. Over the next five years, IDC expects enterprises to invest heavily in their journeys to the cloud, and innovation on it.
"I think that we have to maintain both sets of products going forward, because a lot of clients are dependent upon them", Kirshna said. "We know first-hand how important and impactful cloud technology contributes to unlocking business value". Red Hat was the first big software vendor to license the TCK. Red Hat's pioneering business model helped bring open source including technologies like Linux, Kubernetes, Ansible, Java, Ceph and many more into the mainstream for enterprises. "Many of the clients. actually use both, which means it's not really an overlap it's different use cases". The organization will also keep its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters, as well as the "Red Hat" brand.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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