Joining Red Hat seems like a dream come true. I knew I could come here to hear all the bad. Give it to me. How has Red Hat changed since the purchase by IBM and the exit of Jim Whitehurst.?
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There are lots and lots of companies that would manage those kubernetes clusters for free! (Or at minimal cost) along with managing their cloud. Don't you think all these businesses outsource their systems to be managed in public clouds as well?
Example: Think about hotel booking system running on aws, who do you think manages those?
Lot of small-medium scale IT companies, ibm also does but they have no inherent advantage anymore (without ibm public cloud!!)
Now if ibm pitches ocp on top will they pay extra? HE-L NO! Why? Those other small companies would offer to manage kubernetes too along with the public cloud at a minimal charge or no cost.
There goes ocp $$.
Any sellers would confirm that ibm cloud packs have to be given for way less $$ than initially thought.
Ibm thinks that their mainframe customers will pay for this, which is yet to be seen.
dont bring in linux into the discussion because maybe rh was 1st mover then and had major advantage because no one else was doing it. Now everyone is doing it!
Also even after being the largest linux provider, it's revenue is just 3B and not growing like public cloud companies.
Choose any one:
Enterprises want one throat to choke. That's why people actually pay for Red Hat subscriptions vs downloading any other Linux package for free. Same thing applies to OCP vs Kubernetes. There's a lot of knobs to tune to make Kubernetes work and secure. OCP provides that out of the box and takes all the trial and error out of the equation.
No enterprise CIO (unless you are a hyperscaler with huge internal self-support) will accept a 'community' support model for running business crtitical applications. They want a number to call, a ticket number to track and SLAs tied to them.
Just like those 'excited' passengers boarding the Titanic.
When Whitehurst left, it was a Red Hot warning that IBM is planning big changes that he was unwilling to participate in. When IBM finishes dismembering itself, it will turn its attention to Red Hat. Don't go there.
Owned by ibm. 🤣
Ibm doesn't know how exactly to use RH and therefore they haven't bluewashed it so that's probably a good thing.
However RHs revenue is only 3b, it's major customers arent running ibm cloud or any ibm related sw.
Plan is to run the big mainframe customers workload on their ocp but clients donot want to pay for ocp when other cloud providers offer their kubernetes solutions for free if clients have thier cloud.
Goog, msft and amzn all have competing hybrid cloud products too so it's not like they're only targeting public cloud and ibm will be undisputable champion of hybrid cloud (thats what ibm wants you to believe).
Best thing would be if ibm combined RH+MF in same division, divested the rest and then prep to sell off to one of the aforementioned, But then the gravytrain for execs would stop so why would they do that.
Congrats on the offer but you should prep to leave for FANG in 2 years
Whitehurst left if that tells you anything
The did ask this over at the red hat blog, and they were told to come ask over at the IBM blog.. that is why they asked here.
Take Ansible with you. It's the worst tool we've ever used.
try asking over here:
Frankly, you sound like a troll.