CentOS does NOT support IBM Mainframe (eServer zSeries and S/390), so I think Red Hat is pretty secure being a partner with IBM. If your purpose is to scare Red Hat investors out of their shares, why don't you mention Oracle Linux, which like CentOS, is based on RHEL? If Red Hat can thrive and succeed where Oracle has struggled, I really don't think we need to worry about CentOS. I think I'll side with the 407 institutions and their analyst that own 95% of Red Hat stock. Now, go back under your rock and eat your snickers.
IBM did $106 Billion dollars in FY11, The latest info I could find showed HostGator did $35 million in 08, so let's be generous and say they did $80 million in FY11. Are you telling me, that IBM with all their tech analyst and resources, are not going to partner with the best company in whatever field they are looking to add? For the last time, CentOS does not support the breath and range of IBM product and their technical support is primarily provided to the community via official mailing lists, web forums, and chat rooms. This is the type of company you would partner with if you were IBM? I think not. Please post one more word about this insanity so I can put you on IGNORE!