IBM integrates Red Hat storage for hybrid cloud

Wednesday, October 5th 2022

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Customers and the open source community have expressed concerns about what IBM would do with Red Hat since the acquisition, given the cultural differences between the two companies, according to Dave Raffo, an analyst at Evaluator Group. Several vendors use Red Hat, including those that compete with IBM. He said the situation is similar to the concerns that arose around how Dell might use or limit VMware after it acquired the company as part of its $67 billion purchase of EMC in 2015 — concerns that didn’t pan out.

“This isn’t like IBM is taking over OpenShift,” Raffo said, referring to the open source container application software used by developers.

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