Over 8,000 people are at KubeCon in Seattle. Every major tech company and businesses I’ve never even heard of are here and trumpeting their Kubenetes distros — about 80 of them. IBM recently bought Red Hat for a cool $34-billion. I, and others, think they did it to get Red Hat’s Kubernetes expertise. Why? To answer this question we need to look into the hybrid-cloud model.
First, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said that the top customers want to move their corporate data “across multiple cloud environments with no lock-in.” That means a hybrid cloud.