Big Purple Hat is on as IBM closes acquisition of enterprise Linux firm | 7/9/2019 | Staff
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IBM has officially completed the acquisition of Red Hat for around $34bn.

The deal was made public in October 2018. The official spin is that it is all about hybrid cloud. Red Hat is a specialist in packaging and supporting open-source software for enterprises, including OpenStack cloud computing, OpenShift container and Kubernetes platform, the JBoss application platform, and Ansible DevOps automation.

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Red Hat's current management team will continue, led by CEO Jim Whitehurst, who will now report to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. "IBM will maintain Red Hat's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, its facilities, brands and practices. Red Hat will operate as a distinct unit within IBM and will be reported as part of IBM's Cloud and Cognitive Software segment," IBM said today.

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Red Hat and IBM have a small FAQ here if you're interested in what they claim will happen with regards to open-source participation, communities, and so forth.

Red Hat has inked sales deals with IBM competitors including Amazon...
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