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IBM + Red Hat = ?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Good move or bad? I think IBM massively overpaid (nearly 1/3 of their own market cap, in a cash deal), and basically made the Red Hat stakeholders an offer they couldn't refuse.

Future of Red Hat? The claim is that Red Hat will continue to operate independently. We'll see how long that lasts.

Future of AIX? IBM could kill AIX off, and make some money selling consulting services to people who need to migrate from AIX to RHEL as a result.

So many questions... some of which hit close to home (and pocketbook) for me personally, since I currently work for another IBM business unit.
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Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Whatever decay happens, I predict it will happen in slow motion.
 
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Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:29 pm

I'd love for the AIX rolling upgrade strategy to make it over to RHEL-type distros.
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Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:49 pm

I don't see this ending well. In fact, I see it ending similarly to the Intel-McAfee buyout: everything's fine for a couple of years, then the ambitious MBAs try to carve their mark in the new toy, then the political winds change in the boardroom, the ones who led the deal go away, their replacements want to chase after some other unicorn, and Red Hat gets thrown to the wolves.

It hasn't been a good couple of months for the Linux world.
 
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Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:58 pm

McAfee's still here, and Red Hat is likely going nowhere.

IBM may hold the reins, but Red Hat has a diverse set of stakeholders.
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Re: IBM + Red Hat = ?

Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:06 pm

I think it's all gonna hinge on how long IBM is willing to wait for a return on their $34 billion investment. When they get tired of waiting the honeymoon will be over.
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