Today, GitLab, the single application for the DevOps lifecycle, announced a strategic partnership with IBM that places GitLab into the IBM Cloud and Cognitive businesses Cloud Pak. GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak will streamline team collaboration and increase team productivity with a complete, easy to use DevOps platform. The power of AI via IBM Watson combined with the ability of GitLab IBM Cloud Pak to drive DevOps maturity and transformation enables customers to develop and deploy applications, securely, to the cloud environment of their choosing.
“The collaboration between IBM and GitLab brings together the best of our combined market leadership in software development to help customers reduce costs, speed up delivery and improve quality,” said Michelle Hodges, Vice-President of Global Channels at GitLab. “We’re excited to build our relationship with IBM and support their customers to deploy applications to the trusted environment of their choosing, such as OpenShift, an IBM Z System, Google Cloud, or AWS.”
As organizations continue to rapidly shift to the cloud, they are acutely focused on building new cloud native applications and modernizing existing applications to support cloud environments. To be successful though, they need to be able to do this in an open, portable manner where time to value can be improved and vendor lock-in can be avoided.
With GitLab for IBM Cloud Pak, IBM customers that want to deploy an application to different resilient systems located on other environments such as IBM Z, Red Hat OpenShift, or bare metal servers, are enabled to automate and deploy management into those systems with ease. GitOps can also be taken advantage of as well as GitLab’s orchestration automation technology, which can be used in conjunction with GitLab pipelines.