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What is Open Source Automation? Find Out Wednesday, August 31, at 11 AM ET

By DAVID Jenness posted Fri August 26, 2022 03:54 PM


The IBM Automation Portfolio is a blend of home-grown and acquired software innovations, and each new acquisition often revitalizes the existent solutions, as we’re seeing now with Instana and Turbonomic being integrated into Automation tools. In 2018, when IBM announced the acquisition of Red Hat, the third largest IT acquisition in history (after Broadcom and Dell-EMC), it demonstrated IBM’s commitment to being the leader in Hybrid Cloud.

In the years since, we’ve seen the vision play out as the IBM Cloud Paks have been made compatible with Red Hat Open Shift, a complete application platform for both traditional and cloud-native applications. Today, when IBM customers build Automation applications on the Cloud Pak for Business Automation, they leverage a common hybrid cloud architecture platform that can run anywhere.

But Red Hat isn’t just a platform company. They developed a large portfolio of Enterprise Software solutions, including a set of automation and management solutions.  In July, IBM announced two new Business Automation offerings, called IBM Process Automation Manager Open Edition and IBM Decision Manager Open Edition.

If you’re like me, this announcement raises questions. Where do these products fit within the IBM Business Automation ecosystem?  Who uses them?  For what use cases?  Can Cloud Pak users have access to them or are they stand-alone products?  I could go on and on.  So could you.

The best thing to do now is register for the webcast, What's New in Workflow and Decisions: Open Editions, on Wednesday, August 31 at 11 AM ET, where we’ll have two key members of the Red Hat Automation team, lay it out for us. 

Register for this complimentary event here

Alex Porcelli is the Chief Architect for IBM Process Automation and Decision Manager Open Edition. A professional developer with more than 25 years of experience, Alex has built a stellar reputation in open-source communities. 

.          Alex Porcelli

Barry Lulas is product manager for IBM Decision Manager Open Edition. He logged more than 35 years in decision and process management, including a stint at ILOG, the IBM acquisition that was the foundation for today’s IBM Operational Decision Manager.

.           Barry Lulas

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