Is Red Hat the New VMware?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now comes with built-in virtualization (KVM) but is Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) about to go to the virtual mat with VMware? If you look at their RHEL video, you’ll come away with a resounding ‘Yes’ to that question. Red Hat purchased Qumranet in 2008 to acquire their KVM-based virtualization solution […]

Red Hat fights Microsoft for cloud profits

If making money from open source was hard, extracting it from clouds might prove to be even more difficult. Particularly when your main rival on the x64 server is none other than Microsoft. Red Hat got its start as Linux magazine publisher that tucked a Linux CD in the back, and then evolved into the […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta 2 now available

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta 2 release is now available for download. Beta 2 includes an updated installer, new technologies and resolutions to many issues that were reported earlier in the Beta cycle. The breadth of testing and quality of feedback that we are receiving has been impressive and we are grateful to […]

Red Hat Still Doesn’t Need Desktop Linux

As we reported last week, Red hat has just reported another robust financial quarter–one of many achieved in a row. Earnings came in at 15 cents a share, or $24.1 million, compared to 12 cents a share expected by analysts, on total revenue of $209.1 million. Once again, Red Hat not only maintained its key […]

Yet Another Robust Quarter for Red Hat

On its last quarterly earnings call, CEO Jim Whitehurst warned that Red Hat, which has lifted the pursuit of selling support for open source software to an art, wanted to lower guidance for analysts going forward. Yesterday afternoon, though, the company reported its first quarter 2011 financial results, which beat expectations. Earnings came in at […]

Red Hat launches new customer portal

Enterprise Linux specialist Red Hat has announced the launch of a new global customer portal (access.redhat.com). Discussing the customer portal, Red Hat Global Support Services VP Marco Bill-Peter said, “Today’s delivery of our new customer support portal is another step forward in driving value for our customers through our subscription model,” adding that, “We believe […]

Small Business: How Red Hat Will Attack Microsoft Stronghold

At first glance, Microsoft’s software portfolio — Windows, Office, Small Business Server and Exchange — still dominates the small business market. But Red Hat CEO Jim Whiteshurst says his company has found a back door into the small business market. Perhaps surprisingly, it doesn’t really involve desktop Linux. Here’s how Whitehurst sees Red Hat gaining […]

Tip of the YEAR for Fedora and Red Hat/CentOS users

I’m calling this the tip of the year because it’s easy to do and dramatically improves the Web-browsing experience in Firefox for users of Fedora, Red Hat and CentOS. I wish I had figured it out years ago because it’s a simple way to increase your scrolling speed in the browser. I asked an open […]

Red Hat Summit: Even Microsoft Will Lend a Virtualization Hand

When Red Hat Summit and JBoss World kick off June 22 in Boston, The VAR Guy expects Microsoft, Cisco Systems and IBM to be on hand for conference announcements and presentations. Most of the discussions will involve virtualization. But that’s not all. Red Hat will also update investors as the company marches toward $1 billion […]

Red Hat exec: Oracle’s not an open source company

It’s been said that Oracle is now the industry’s most powerful open source vendor, but don’t tell that to Red Hat executives, who say Oracle doesn’t even qualify as an open source company. When Oracle bought Sun, controller of Java, MySQL and OpenSolaris, Gartner analyst George Weiss argued that the acquisition made Oracle “the most […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta Available Today for Public Download

We are excited to share with you news of our first public step toward our next major Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform release with today’s Beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Beginning today, we are inviting our customers, partners and members of the public to install, test and provide feedback for what we […]

Red Hat drops Xen from from enterprise Linux software

With Wednesday’s beta release of its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat has added a number of new capabilities that should help data centers better support virtualization and cloud computing. Red Hat develops Linux-based hypervisor, virtualization security tool RHEL 6.0 will also have at least one less feature as well. This […]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Expands Technology Innovation Spanning Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the fifth update to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5. Adding features designed to operate across physical, virtual and cloud deployments, the update offers enhanced virtualization and interoperability capabilities combined with […]

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 Beta released

Linux specialist Red Hat has announced the release of the first beta for version 2.2 of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization product. The latest development release of its virtualisation solution adds several new features and capabilities, including support for both virtual server and virtual desktop environments from the same management platform. Read more at H-online

Red Hat announces fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 earnings

American Linux distributor Red Hat has announced its earnings for the fourth quarter and for the full fiscal year ending on the 28th of February 2010. Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat, said that, “With double digit revenue growth and record billings, our fourth quarter capped off a year of solid […]

Open-Source Software Vendor Red Hat Updates JBoss Platforms

Open-source software vendor Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) updated a trio of its JBoss products this week with new SOA, Web server and developer tools. The new updates include the JBoss SOA Platform 5.0, Enterprise Web Platform 5.0 and JBoss Developer Studio (JBDS) 3.0 releases. At the core of Red Hat’s product updates are features and enhancements […]

Tokyo Stock Exchange Executes Millisecond Trading with New System Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat, Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!rht/quotes/nls/rht (RHT 29.98, -0.02, -0.06%) , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux was selected by Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) as the standard operating platform for its next-generation “arrowhead” trading system. Developed by TSE and Red Hat strategic partner FUJITSU LIMITED (Fujitsu), the “arrowhead” […]

Opinion: RHEL 5 turns 3, Suggestions for Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (Tikanga) was released on March 14, 2007 and yesterday was RHEL 5′s 3rd birthday. Since then we have gotten 4 update releases. Given the fact that Red Hat’s original plan was to have a new RHEL release every 18 – 24 months, one has to wonder where RHEL 6 is […]

Red Hat’s Message for European Partners

Red Hat grew up on Linux, but the company’s next generation of growth will involve JBoss middleware, cloud computing and virtualization. That’s the message Red Hat intends to deliver to European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) partners in May 2010. And again to global partners in June 2010. Here are the details. First, The VAR […]

What’s Coming in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5

The next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is in beta. The release notes give a clue as to what’s coming in RHEL 5.5, including improvements to virtualization and support for new platforms from Intel, AMD, and IBM’s Power7. Improvements to virtualization mean better memory management and use of devices. RHEL 5.5 will allow […]