International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) moves down in pre trading session on Thursday as Red Hat storage solutions and Red Hat associate teams will be added to the IBM Storage business segment, offering uniform application and data storage across on-premises infrastructure and cloud.
With the move, IBM will use Red Hat OpenShift Data Cornerstone (ODF) storage technology as the foundation for IBM Spectrum Fusion. This brings together IBM and Red Hat’s container storage solutions for data services, accelerating IBM’s capabilities in the booming Kubernetes platform market.
Furthermore, IBM plans to provide new Ceph solutions that provide uniform and software-defined storage platform that bridges the architectural difference between data centers and cloud providers. This strengthens IBM’s position as the market leader in software defined storage and Kubernetes platform.
Gartner predicts that by 2025, 60% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) executives will have implemented at least one hybrid cloud storage design, up from 20% in 2022. 1 IBM’s software defined storage strategy is “born in the cloud, for the cloud,” enabling bi-directional application and data mobility on a shared, secure, and cloud-scale software defined storage basis.
The general manager of IBM Storage, IBM Systems, Denis Kennelly said for many years, Red Hat and IBM have collaborated closely, and today’s announcement strengthens our cooperation and simplifies their portfolios. By bringing the teams together and combining their products under one roof, they are speeding IBM’s hybrid cloud storage strategy while staying true to Red Hat customers and the open-source community.
Red Hat’s VP of hybrid platforms, Joe Fernandes said Red Hat and IBM share a commitment to the purpose of hybrid cloud-native storage and its ability to help clients change their apps and data. With the acquisition of Red Hat Ceph Storage and the OpenShift Data Foundation by IBM Storage, IBM will assist accelerate open-source storage innovation and extend market potential beyond what any of them could offer on their own. Customers will benefit from a more complete platform with additional hybrid cloud-native storage capabilities, in their opinion.