IBM recently announced that CEO Ginni Rometty would be stepping down in April, to be replaced by Arvind Krishna. On the surface, replacing an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1981 with an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1990 isn’t the most… inspired move. In fact, it seems like business as usual for Big Blue. But this move may signal that IBM is ready to finally turn the corporate battleship after years of declining revenue.
Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth talk about the IT news of the week, including a look at IBM’s financials since acquiring Red Hat, the Air Force SACCSing floppies, Microsoft’s recent acquisitions, and another week of terrible data leaks. Fun times!
Red Hat is still in the process of being swallowed up by IBM, which means there was still time for the open source stalwart to make an acquisition of their own. I’ve had some briefings with NooBaa in the past, so I was surprised to see that Red Hat was acquiring the company late last year.
Like a lot of people in IT, Chin-Fah Heoh is coming to terms with what the OBM acquisition of Red Hat will mean. For him, it takes the open-source darling and pairs it with a “nonplussed tech giant” in IBM.
Maxta has offered a software-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure for a while. The company now support easy migrations in Red Hat to KVM, giving organizations more choice on how best to implement HCI for their needs.
If you’re looking for a weekly dose of the latest containers and Kubernetes news, Red Hat just launched a new podcast just for you. Hosted by Brian Gracely and Tyler Britten, the first episode does a good job of introducing the show. They unsurprisingly spend a decent amount of time talking about OpenShift 3.6, although the show claims to try to be company agnostic, which I think most listeners would prefer.
Matt Simmons, the Standalone Sysadmin comments: There are a lot of people scratching their heads on this, because there’s a widely perceived notion that CentOS is a direct competitor to RHEL, but that’s actually not the case. While I’m sure RedHat would love to make paying customers out of every one of the CentOS users […]