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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?
Red Hat's $397 million in revenue for its fiscal 2014 third quarter represents a 15 percent year over year increase, results that smashed analyst estimates for the Raleigh open source software company.
Fedora, the open source operating system based on Linux and sponsored by Red Hat, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the worldwide collaboration project with a new release. Fedora 20 honors former Red Hat developer and Fedora contributor Seth Vidal, who died in July.
WRALTechWire launches a new series today: In-depth interviews with Triangle entrepreneurs, each of which will include multiple parts. Our first package focuses on Justin Miller, founder of fast-growing WedPics in Raleigh. WRALTechWire Insider columnist and entrepreneur Joe Procopio will be having candid conversations over a beer with our profile subjects. Also included with each package will be a Q&A that goes beyond standard business and video interviews with WRALTechWire Editor Rick Smith. Today's package is offered to all readers.
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Red Hat unveiled its latest OpenStack offerings at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. Read why the company believes it has an edge in this growing market.
Raleigh-based Red Hat is now pushing for use of the OpenStack platform in the data centers of enterprise customers as they seek to build their own private clouds. The Hatters also are stepping up their commitment to the Gluster Community in a bid to further improve cloud technology.
The Inside Story from WRALTechWire columnist Joe Procopio: The All Things Open conference affirms just how hot Raleigh is for open source. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the whole story.
The Inside Story from WRALTechWire columnist Joe Procopio: Being known nationally as the "City of Open" could be just the thing that catches Raleigh up to Durham and provides two separate specialties in the overarching Triangle startup hub. WRALTechWire Insiders can access the whole story.
Red Hat's billings, a predictor of future revenue, rose 8 percent from a year earlier to $376 million but still fell short of analyst billings projections. Despite assurances from CEO Jim Whitehurst, investors didn't like the news.