Posts tagged “Operating Systems”
In a blog post, founder and Chief technology Officer Sage Weil writes about why privately held Inktank agreed to be acquired by red Hat for $175 million: "Red Hat is one of only a handfull of companies that I trust to steward the [open source] Ceph project."
Joe Freddoso, the executive who spearheaded efforts to turn the North Carolina Research and Education Network into a state-wide fiber optic highway, is leaving the CEO post at MCNC. After seven years in the job, the former Cisco executive says "I believe it's time for next generation leadership to take over for the good of the organization."
The Linux Foundation is launching a "multi-million dollar project" to improve security in the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL crisis. Big-name tech companies are contributing to the fund - but Red Hat, a backer of OpenSSL and the global Linux commercial leader, isn't among the listed funders. Red Hat says it "supports" the initiative but remains mum on specifics. The Hatters do acknowledge that their director of security response is a "founding member" of OpenSSL. They say Red Hat OpenSSL problems have been fixed but won't say anything else about the new program.
Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not likely to be a big deal for anyone else.
Analysis: Red Hat's success in linking core middleware and Linux platforms to cloud and OpenStack, as well as its focus on generating cross-selling opportunities through its "land and expand" initiative, is evidenced by the firm's consistent mid-teen year-to-year revenue growth and record number of deals exceeding $1 million during its FY14--with four of its top seven deals being entirely middleware. Krista Macomber of Technology Business research offers her insight into where Red Hat is headed.
Red Hat will forever be known as the company that commercialized open source Linux, but it's quickly becoming the driver in OpenStack - or open source - for cloud computing. CEO Jim Whitehurst says in a conference call: "Yes, obviously there is substantially more interest in OpenStack, frankly than there has been in really any products since Linux."
Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.
TransEnterix cancels investor event; Verizon joins OIN; Cree cracks 300 barrier; Secure Enterprise Computing's new name; Iverify names new CEO
In today's technology news roundup: TransEnterix cancels an investor event; Verizon joins the Open Invention Network; Cree cracks the 300 lumen barrier for LEDs; Secure Enterprise Computing has a new name; Charlotte-based Iverify has a new CEO.
Working with Uhuru Software, Red Hat is now incorporate a rival Microsoft product - .NET - to its three-year-old OpenShift platform-as-a-service. Really? Red Hat even published a blog to explain what's going on to those who might find the concept a bit unbelievable.
On Tuesday, Red Hat unveiled a new business process management suite and also announced further security acceptance for its "cloud" computing offerings. Yes, the Hatters continue to grow at a relentless pace. And spearheading the drive is CEO Jim Whitehurst. He's leading the company to places it has never been - and in a blog post the affable exec with the boyish grin explains the secrets to his success.
SciQuest lands RTI; BioCryst flu treatment advances; DARA drug wins orphan status; OIN adds new member
In regional technology and life science news: SciQuest has landed RTI International as a customer. BioCryst's influenza treatment advances; Open Invention Network adds VIA Technologies; and a drug from DARA BioSciences receives orphan drug status.
Red Hat drove the Linux operating system worldwide and in the process became the leading open source developer. Now as recent deals continue to show the Hatters are taking the same "open" philosophy to the cloud. By offering free "test drives" on Amazon's cloud, Red Hat is taking its RH Enterprise Linux model that made RHEL a dominant force on Wall Street to the heavenly realm of shared hardware and on-demand services.
In its continuing drive to capitalize on opportunities presented by the rush of businesses to "cloud computing," Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) is forming a formal partnership with Hortonworks, one of the leading providers of essential cloud software known as Hadoop. Cary-based SAS already is a Hortonworks partner.
The CentOS Project, which really is a clone in many ways of Red Hat and its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and has a large international community of users, is now formally aligned with the world's top Linux company. Red Hat is broadening its reach for customers and at the same time is hiring key leaders of the CentOS project. And not all CentOS users are happy with the deal.
Tim Yeaton won't be the CEO and calling the shots as he returns to Red Hat for a second tour of duty, but the 30-year industry veteran says he is excited about the opportunity to help lead the Hatters' efforts to capitalize on opportunities in "cloud" computing. In an exclusive interview with WRALTechWire Yeaton talks about why he is returning to Raleigh, why Red Hat is so hot about the cloud, and why he isn't worried about not being the big boss.
Tim Yeaton, a former Red Hat executive who most recently served as CEO of Black Duck Software, is returning to the Hatters in a newly created position to spearhead development of the company's infrastructure services. In another move, Red Hat also promoted a middleware executive to lead its applications platform group. The moves reflect Red Hat's further embrace of "cloud" computing.
The Open Invention Network, which works with companies to share patents and technology revolving around open source Linux, is now adding OpenStack cloud technology to its"defensive patent portfolio." Red Hat is a major backer of both OIN and OpenStack.
While Red Hat landed several big deals in its fiscal third quarter, that's not what led to the open source software company's strong performance. So what is?