Can Red Hat Score Two More Victories?

By most accounts, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware are both solid successes. But can two newer initiatives — namely, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenShift — also gain critical mass, particularly among cloud computing partners? Here are The VAR Guy’s early educated guesses. For those who are late to the Red Hat story, […]

Red Hat Delivers Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, the first update to the platform since the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in November 2010.  With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1, Red Hat continues to set the standard in flexibility, performance and quality that customers around […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 GA Announcement

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, release 4.9 (with kernel-2.6.9-100.EL) for a family of products including: – Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for x86, AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, S/390, System p and System z – Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 GA Announcement

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, release 5.6 (with kernel-2.6.18-238.el5) for a family of products including: – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform for x86, AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, Power Systems and System z – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 Beta Announcement

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest *beta* update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, release 4.9 (with kernel-2.6.9-92.EL) for a family of products including: – Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 for x86, AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, S/390, System p and System z – Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES […]

Red Hat to Become First Ever Billion Dollar Open Source Company in 2011

This is exactly why Red Hat is one among the most remarkable open source success stories that are changing the world as we know it. According to Forbes, when you consider the current rate of growth of the company, Red Hat will likely reach $1 billion in annual revenue in 2011 itself making it the […]

Red Hat Acquires Makara Amid Cloud Services Provider Push

Red Hat has acquired Makara, which develops software for managing applications in the cloud. The move could strengthen Red Hat’s Cloud Foundations, platform as a service (PaaS) and virtualization strategies. And yes, there are some key implications for channel partners as well. Here’s The VAR Guy’s perspectives. According to the official Red Hat statement: “Makara […]

Red Hat warns of hole in OpenSSL

In an advisory, Linux distributor Red Hat has warned that a security vulnerability in OpenSSL can potentially be remotely exploited to break into a server. Affected versions include OpenSSL 0.9.8f to 0.9.8o, 1.0.0 and 1.0.0a. Updating to OpenSSL 0.9.8p or 1.0.0b closes the hole. The problem is caused by a race condition in the OpenSSL […]

Red Hat Sets a New Standard for the Next Generation of Operating Systems

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the latest major release of the company’s flagship operating platform, setting the scene for its server operating systems for the next decade. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat defines […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: It’s All About Virtualization

Repeat after The VAR Guy: Red Hat wants to be more than a Linux company. The latest potential proof: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) has arrived. Look under the hood and you’ll find Red Hat bolstering its virtualization strategy with KVM (Kernel-based Virtualization). Simply put, Red Hat hopes RHEL6 and KVM provide a […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Beta Announcement

Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the latest beta update to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, release 5.6 (with kernel-2.6.18-229.el5) for a family of products including: – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Advanced Platform for x86, AMD64/Intel(r) 64, Itanium Processor Family, Power Systems and System z – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 […]

Red Hat CEO Laments High Costs of IT, and Lack of Risk Taking

This week, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst delivered a keynote address at the Interop show in New York, where he lamented the broken model that IT administrators currently work under. We’ve covered Whitehurst’s successes at Red Hat many times, as the company has delivered quarter after quarter of strong financial results based on a model […]

Red Hat Linux is Mad Money

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of different people try and explain the economic proposition that open source and Linux offers. One of the best such explanations I’ve ever heard came on CNBC’s Mad Money show this week during which host Jim Cramer was interviewing Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Before Cramer got roasted […]

Once Again, Red Hat Tops Expectations

A few months back, when Glyn Moody was pondering the arrival of the first billion dollar open source companies, we expressed confidence that there would be some very big stars among commercial companies focused on open source. Of course, Red Hat has emerged as the leader among U.S.-based public companies focused entirely on open source […]

Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company?

A few months back Glyn Moody, noted open-source journalist, asked the question, “Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?” Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s CEO answered, “Red Hat could get to $5 billion in due course, but that this entailed ‘replacing $50 billion of revenue’ currently enjoyed by other computer companies. Guess what? Red Hat is on […]

Novell is Up for Sale, Not Red Hat

NOVELL has just been upgraded for some reason, maybe in anticipation of a takeover (Novell is up for sale). Novell recently warned that it would miss expectations, but it did turn out that Novell was still in the process of selling or going private (a similar thing). As Motley Fool put it a couple of […]

Red Hat: New cloud strategy

Red Hat has outlined its future cloud strategy. After introducing it last June, the company now plans to extend its Cloud Foundations with new management tools to simplify the implementation and management of cloud infrastructures. Red Hat will base its efforts on the Deltacloud project, which was launched a year ago to develop a standard […]

Red Hat: Will SAP Acquire Linux Leader?

Rumors are swirling that SAP may acquire Red Hat. But does it make sense for SAP — the German software giant — to open its wallet and buy Red Hat, which is pushing beyond Linux to promote open source middleware and virtualization? The VAR Guy’s answer: A potential SAP-Red Hat combo makes sense. Here’s why. […]

Support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux extended by 3 years

Red Hat has added an additional 3 years to support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) via its new “Extended Life Cycle Support” (ELS). Available as a paid subscription, the added package prolongs the support of the Linux distribution for corporate customers from seven to ten years; this of particular interest to customers who are […]

4 Awesome RedHat Commercials You Need to See

I was vaguely browsing through different Linux related videos in YouTube when I found out these incredible RedHat commercials. They are not just hard core RedHat commercials, they are more like advertisements for Free Software and Open Source in general. More over, these videos gives a glimpse of the kind of knowledge and expertise RedHat […]