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Posts tagged “Linux”

November 5

Microsoft and Red Hat Announce partnership for Linux and Azure

Red Hat Microsoft and Red Hat are making it official in a partnership announced Wednesday. Microsoft will offer Red Hat Enterprise Linux as preferred choice for Microsoft Azure. Read more on the partnership.

Updated September 21

Premium Lock Red Hat earnings beat expectations, shares rise

Red Hat Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) reported second-quarter earnings of $51.4 million, or 47 cents cents a share, up from $46.8 million and 41 cents a share in the same period last year, topping analyst expectations of 44 cents a share.

Updated September 21

Premium Lock Red Hat's leaders, a chance to have impact, fun lure new CFO from Valley

Frank Calderoni, a long-time financial executive and chief financial officer at Cisco, could have had his pick of tech jobs after leaving the networking giant last year. So why did he pick Raleigh-based Red Hat, which is a long way from Silicon Valley? He cites many reasons in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.

Frank Caldceroni Frank Caldceroni

August 24

Premium Lock A win for Big Blue? IBM breathes more life into the mainframe with LinuxONE

Analysis: IBM creates international media attention and industry buzz with the unveiling of new mainframes targeting Linux. Mainframes are a rare bright spot for Big Blue in hardware, and the new LinuxONE program has a big upside, believes analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

IBM's enw Linux server IBM's enw Linux server

Updated August 17

Premium Lock New Linux mainframes show hardware isn't dead at IBM

Big Blue is rolling out new mainframes focusing on open source Linux, a sure sign that hardware isn't quite dead at IBM. Mainframes remain a profit center even as IBM has shed in recent years its PCs, printers, point-of-sale and x86 server businesses as well as semiconductors.

Tags: IBM, Red Hat, Linux
Updated March 26

Premium Lock Red Hat sizzles: Stock soars to 2nd highest all-time price

Red Hat         Shares in Red Hat haven't been this hot since the go-go days of the "dot com" boom when the company went public and its shares soared to $105. On Thursday, shares soared 11 percent to a new 52-week high of $76.70 after a strong earnings report on Wednesday. And Wall Street analysts are impressed.

Updated December 19, 2014

Premium Lock Inside red-hot Red Hat: 11 straight years of revenue growth

Red Hat delivered another quarter of revenue growth in 4Q14, increasing a reported 15% from the year ago quarter to $456 million. This marks the 11th straight quarter of year-to-year revenue growth for the vendor. So what's driving growth? Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith offers his detailed insight.

Red Hat touts the "cloud" Red Hat touts the "cloud"

November 4, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat Linux at 20: Recalling 'Halloween' release that was no trick

The Red Hat of today is a far cry from the still-small team of entrepreneurs that unveiled 20 years ago what would evolve into Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Not only is RHEL one of the most widely used support platforms on Wall Street, it is also a global brand. Red Hat veterans remember the "Halloween" release 20 years ago.

Remembering the Hatters' Halloween launch Remembering the Hatters' Halloween launch

Tags: Linux, Red Hat
Updated October 23, 2014

Premium Lock As Facebook adds Open Source partners, Red Hat wants more women in tech

DeLisa Alexander at All Things Open Facebook and Red Hat made appeals to other technology companies to further embrace Open Source and recruit more women at the All Things Open Conference. While Facebook adds IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo to its OS group, Red Hat's chief people officer calls for more women to get involved in technology - period. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders.

Updated October 23, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat founder to startup hopefuls: Dream big for big rewards

When you start a company with a product or service to sell, Bob Young, co-founder of Red Hat and, told a packed room at the All Things Open conference at the Raleigh Convention Center: "You don't sell a product's features, you sell benefits." He also offers more advice. What is it? WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for our Insiders in this exclusive report.

Bob Young talks entrepreneurship Bob Young talks entrepreneurship

October 22, 2014

Premium Lock Analyst: Open Source is on the rise, especially in China, India

Inside the All Things Open conference: Open source software is on the rise even in enterprise settings, Forrester Research analyst Jeffrey Hammond told a packed room as the All Things Open conference got under way at the Raleigh Convention Center on Wednesday. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the details for Insider subscribers.

All Things Open  All Things Open

October 20, 2014

Premium Lock Top open source experts headline Raleigh All Things Open conference

Many of the world's top open source experts converge on Raleigh Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 23-24 for the second All Things Open Conference. Speakers include James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, Dwight Merriman, co-founder of MongoDB and DoubleClick, and Jonathan LeBlanc, Emmy award-winning software engineer and head of developer evangelism at PayPal.

All Things Open  All Things Open

Updated September 29, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat: 'Bash,' 'Shellshock' malware attack underway; fix updated

Writing code   Red Hat says a malware attack exploiting vulnerabilities it disclosed last week and now known as "bash bug" and "shellshock" is underway. The company is telling firms to make sure their systems are "fully patched" to defeat the attack. Meanwhile, Red Hat also updates its patches which it knows says were "incomplete."

Tags: Linux, Red Hat
September 26, 2014

Premium Lock Dealing with the 'Bash Bug:' What is it? What should you do?

Security threat Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it time to panic? Here are some common questions and answers about the latest security scare.

Updated September 25, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat reports bug that could devastate 'Internet of Things'

Writing code   Remember the "Heartbleed" security scare earlier this year? Well, just in time for Halloween, an even bigger nightmare has surfaced - and it threatens the "Internet of Things" from cameras to networks, a security expert warns. Red Hat disclosed the "bash bug" on Wednesday.

Updated August 28, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat's chief technology offer exits; is there a management rift?

Red Hat         Red Hat, which is shifting its focus over time away from Linux solutions to cloud-based computing, will continue its transition without Chief Technology Officer Brian Stevens. Red Hat says Stevens is resigning, but tech news service ZDnet says "staffers suspect friction in the executive suite."

June 20, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat: Strategy, execution to deliver double-digit revenue growth

Analysis: Red Hat improves cross-sales execution and hones in on ecosystem engagement for diversified growth. With a focus on Linux evolution and OpenStack monetization, Red Hat will deliver double-digit revenue growth through 2015.

Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed" Red Hat's open cloud solution vs. "closed"

Updated June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Red Hat beats Wall Street expectations on earnings, revenue

Quarterly Earnings Red Hat's latest earnings report tops Wall Street analysts expectations in both revenue - by nearly $10 million - and earnings per share - 34 cents rather than 33 cents as projected. Shares immediately jumped nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading.

Tags: Linux, Red Hat
Updated June 18, 2014

Premium Lock Inside Red Hat's latest deal: Why another OpenStack acquisition?

Wednesday's $95 million deal to buy Paris-based eNovance commits Red Hat even more deeply to OpenStack "cloud computing" solutions as its bet for the future. Two Red Hat executives spell out the reasoning for the deal in a WRAL TechWire Insider exclusive.

How OpenStack cloud works How OpenStack cloud works

Updated June 4, 2014

Premium Lock Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows

Bulldog The Bulldog wrapup: In a new survey, Microsoft tops Cisco for the first time in collaboration-related sales; Ubuntu leads in OpenStack, not Red Hat; tracking conflict minerals in RTP; a new Fedora Project leader; 43% of homes with broadband eye smart home services.

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