IBM’s $34 billion purchase of Red Hat is a mega-bet on a coding revolution MIT Technology Review - 10 months ago
  • IBM’s $34 billion purchase of Red Hat is a mega-bet on a coding revolution
  • The world’s biggest-ever deal for a software company points toward a significant change in how code is being developed for the computing cloud.
  • The news: Big Blue is swallowing Red Hat, a company that has made its reputation in open-source software development.
  • Not just a business deal: IBM is interested in Red Hat because of its infrastructure for managing various kinds of cloud platforms.