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IBM and Red Hat aim to boost hybrid cloud computing, OpenStack usage

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IBM and Red Hat are working together to encourage the use of OpenStack and make it easier for to companies to shift their Linux workloads into private clouds.

IBM said that Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage on IBM Private Cloud will be generally available at the end of March, ahead of which IBM has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider.

Big Blue said this would help "enterprises benefit from the OpenStack Platform's speed and economics".

Also as part of the agreement, Red Hat Cloud Access will become available for IBM Cloud by the end of the second quarter, allowing Red Hat customers to move unused Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions from their data centers into IBM Cloud data centers worldwide.

Red Hat Cloud Access allows Linux customers to retain services and support while moving workloads into the cloud.

"Our collaboration with IBM is aimed at helping enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace hybrid cloud," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager of OpenStack at Red Hat.

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