Posts tagged “Red Hat”
Google loses at Supreme Court; Facebook's FbStart picks 500 apps developers; Google shutting Orkut; Red Hat's OpenStack addition; parking app won't shut down
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's Street View loses at Supreme Court; Facebook kicks off FbStart for apps developers; Google shutting down first social network effort; Red Hat to offer OpenStack certification; and a parking app in San Francisco won't obey order to shut down.
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.
The Supreme Court has tossed out an Australian company's patents for business software in a closely watched case that offers new guidance on the standards for awarding patents. Red Hat was among the firms filing briefs against the patents.
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.
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.
Red Hat is acquiring eNovance, a European-based provider of "cloud" computing services, the Raleigh-based company announced Wednesday. The two companies have worked together on cloud projects over the past year. Cloud computing is a growing priority for Red Hat, which also announces quarterly earnings today.
Red Hat earnings; Lenovo lawsuit?; Cisco leads 'cloud;' YouTube music; 'Nest' back on sale; Apple ebook deal
Today's Bulldog wrap-up: What will red Hat report today?; Lenovo's price snafu in Canada may trigger class-action lawsuit; Cisco tops HP in latest "cloud" report; YouTube's new music service; 'Nest' detectors back on sale; Apple reaches a deal in ebook case.
Microsoft tops Cisco; Ubuntu beats Red Hat; 'conflict minerals' in RTP; new Fedora leader; smart home interest grows
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.
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly area hearing an increasing crescendo of support from key members of the state's technology industry to act on "patent troll" legislation. Helping organize those efforts is the North Carolina Technology Association.
In his commencement address to the graduates of Campbell University Law School last week, Red Hat Chief Executive Officer sought to inspire these future leaders through his own experiences as a rising executive at difficult times at Delta Airlines and as the leader of the world's top Linux developer and services provider. Inspire. Engage. Be yourself, he says.
Analysis: Inktank's Ceph Enterprise platform positions Red Hat to enable the full range of software-defined object, block and file storage on commodity hardware -- building on Red Hat's October 2011 acquisition of open-source scale-out public and private cloud storage platform provider Gluster.
Raleigh-based Red Hat is making another move to embrace cloud computing - in particular OpenStack - by acquiring Inktank Ceph Enterprise in a deal worth $175 million. Red Hat is paying cash for the company.
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.
BD reboots startup program; NePhroGenex clinical trial; Red Hat Summit; OxyBio update; LabCorp board shuffle
In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news: BD Technologies re-launches incubator program; NePhroGenex reports a loss for 2013 but secures providers for big clinical trial; Red Hat adds IBM exec to Summit lineup; OxyBio can resume testing; and LabCorp shuffles board.
The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies. Red Hat is among the leaders opposing software patents.
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."