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IBM transitions software portfolio to be cloud-native

IBM has announced that its software portfolio has been transitioned to be cloud-native and optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift.

According to the Armonk company, the new cloud-native capabilities will be available as pre-integrated solutions called IBM Cloud Paks. The software offerings are designed to provide a common operating model and common set of services, including identity management, security, monitoring and logging. The Cloud Paks will also improve visibility and control across clouds together with a unified and intuitive dashboard, the company added.

Last month, IBM completed its $34 billion purchase of the open source software company Red Hat, the largest acquisition in its history. The shift to cloud-native capabilities impacts more than 100 IBM software products, which will be delivered on the IBM hybrid multicloud platform that is built on open source technologies including Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

“IBM is unleashing its software from the data center to fuel the enterprise workload race to the cloud,” said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of cloud and cognitive software at IBM. “This will further position IBM the industry leader in the more than $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity. We are providing the essential tools enterprises need to make their multi-year journey to cloud on common, open standards that can reach across clouds, across applications and across vendors with Red Hat.”

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