RALEIGH – Red Hat will partner with IBM spinout Kyndryl to offer integrated automation services built around the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, the Hatters announced this week at the Red Hat Summit.

The strategic partnership aims to assist customers navigate a growing portfolio of automation technologies and managed services.  According to a statement from Red Hat, the partnership involves a collaborative offering of services “to automate critical workloads from the enterprise datacenter to the edge and across public clouds.”

According to Stefanie Chiras, the senior vice president, partner ecosystem success at Red Hat, the partnership means that the platform will become “the primary enterprise automation solution across Kyndryl’s infrastructure services.”

Kyndryl will also be a leading service provider for the platform and runs more than a half million “customer endpoints” on the platform currently, according to a statement.

“By increasing the integration of Kyndryl’s leading infrastructure services with Red Hat’s industry leading open hybrid cloud technology, we are better able to deliver services and technologies that work hand-in-hand to provide a more seamless customer experience,” Stephen Leonard, global alliances and partnerships leader at Kyndryl, said in a statement.  “We look forward to working with Red Hat to help customers accelerate their ability to achieve true business agility through open multicloud solutions.”

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The Ansible platform is also available on Microsoft Azure, Red Hat announced at the event, as well.

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Red Hat is wholly owned by IBM, following the $34 billion acquisition of the Raleigh-headquartered company in 2019.  IBM announced a strategic collaboration earlier today, as well, in a partnership that expands the company’s ability to provide software-as-a-service on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

And IBM and Red Hat, along with AWS, are among the partners involved in a modernization effort with the United States Department of Education.

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