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Big Blue is further expanding an already large presence in China with a new Linux-focused center in Beijing. And it says the world's top Linux developer, Red Hat, will be involved as well as Red Hat rival SUSE.
Red Hat has changed the name of an open source project called JBoss Application Server, but the Java-oriented project will remain free and open, the Hatters declare.
Some of the biggest names in networking technology are joining forces with Red Hat and the open source world to form a coalition designed to help drive adoption of the emerging technology known as software-defined networking.
Announcements about partnerships between businesses are as common as pine pollen in North Carolina, but occasionally a deal rises to the top of the pack. Such is the case of Red Hat's expanding relationship with the world's No. 1 PC maker, huge server manufacturer and growing IT services provider.
At its partner conference in San Diego, Red Hat announces a number of new and expanded offerings for its channel partners who are growing increasingly important to the Linux firm's growing revenue stream.
In a conference call to discuss its quarterly earnings and the $104 million acquisition of ManageIQ, Red Hat's top two executives acknowledge that "cloud computing" is becoming an increasingly important business driver. But Goldman Sachs throws sold cold water on the cloud hype.
The world's top Linux software and services provider says fiscal third quarter revenue improved 18% from a year ago to $343.6 million. Analysts had expected a slightly smaller increase. Billings jump 18 percent and subscription revenue surges 19 percent.
"This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago - Microsoft versus Apple," Google Chairman Eric Schmidt tells Bloomberg news. "We're winning that war pretty clearly now."
Microsoft's net income fell 22 percent in the latest quarter as it deferred revenue from the sale of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system to PC makers - and as PC sales in general took a dive.
While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new OS will lure consumers away from tablets and smartphones.