Arvind Krishna, SVP Hybrid Cloud and Dir. IBM Research, IBM
Red Hat and IBM's partnership has resulted in technology solutions that benefit both business and IT groups in organizations around the world. Red Hat and IBM solutions provide everything our clients may need for a truly resilient IT infrastructure.
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is certified to run on all IBM server platforms, including Power Systems. Together, Red Hat and IBM are helping companies achieve total IT transformations to meet needs for big data, analytics, mobile, cloud, security, and more.
Now, you can combine the flexibility, resiliency, and performance of IBM Power Systems with the flexibility, security and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to offer the best environment to run your SAP HANA solutions.
Power Systems with POWER8 technology and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer the high-performance, secure hardware and software environment that big data applications require. A wide range of form factors, from single-socket to 16-socket, enables seamless integration into any datacenter environment.
POWER8 servers can deliver up to:
- 4x more threads per core.
- 4x more memory bandwidth.
- 4x more cache.
This means faster execution of algorithms, improved business insights, and continuous data load for fast responses.
Red Hat Cloud Access on IBM Cloud helps you optimize your investments and savings when adopting IBM Cloud. With Cloud Access, Red Hat provides support for clients using Red Hat products on IBM Cloud, offering a consistent support experience from on-premise to the cloud.
Clients can use the following Red Hat solutions on IBM Cloud:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux and all variants and add-ons.
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
- Red Hat JBoss® Middleware.
Red Hat Cloud Access is specifically for virtualized environments. For services like IBM Cloud bare metal servers, Cloud Access is not required. Clients can bring their Red Hat subscriptions on IBM Cloud bare metal servers using certified hardware.
One z Systems mainframe can typically replace hundreds of servers. In addition to cutting costs associated with purchasing machines, other savings can result from:
- Reducing system management overhead.
- Streamlining software acquisition for packages with per-processor, per-server pricing.
- Eliminating significant amounts of networking hardware, bandwidth, and administration that connected the hundreds of servers.
Implementing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems lets you use less expensive processors for the Linux workloads, which reduces the total cost of the mainframe and better utilizes available computing resources.