Raleigh-based Red Hat and IBM have formed a partnership to offer Red Hat’s OpenStack cloud computing platform through IBM’s cloud offerings. The firms will jointly market and sell new offerings later this month.

The deal was announced Monday at IBM’s InterConnect conference in Las Vegas. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Red Hat and IBM, which has a large campus in RTP, have partnered on a number of different projects over the years. This latest agreement is designed to help customers deploy OpenStack and Red Hat virtualization and cloud workloads through IBM’s Private Cloud.

IBM has also become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provide.

“A cloud-first strategy has become the new normal for a majority of our enterprise clients worldwide who are leveraging IBM Cloud as a key driver for digital transformation,” said Zane Adam, vice president of IBM Cloud, in the announcement. “The strategic collaboration between IBM and Red Hat is designed to enable clients to more easily adopt open source products and OpenStack cloud software while preserving their existing investments and creating new business opportunities.”

As part of the deal, Red Hat Enterprise Linux users can move operations to IBM Cloud Data Centers, one of which is located in RTP.

“Our collaboration with IBM is aimed at helping enterprise customers more quickly and easily embrace hybrid cloud,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, General Manager of OpenStack for Red Hat. “Now, customers who don’t have in-house expertise to manage an OpenStack infrastructure can more confidently consume Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage on IBM Private Cloud.”

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