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10.18.13

Red Hat Roundup: Claims That OpenStack is on the Rise, New Partnerships, Releases, and More

Posted in GNU/Linux, Red Hat, Servers at 12:34 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: An overview of recent news about Red Hat, the world’s leader in GNU/Linux server sales

DESPITE growing pains and competition from other “open” options [1], OpenStack has a new release [2] and one of its main backers, Red Hat, claims that it has growth potential [3]. Taking advantage of the whole ‘cloud’ hype, Red Hat is growing closer to Salesforce.com [4] and SAP [5]. A RHEL 5.9 – 5.10 risk report is released [6], with the latest RHEL 6.x now in beta [7]. Red Hat uses the total cost of ownership (TCO) line to claim advantage [8] and its shares are doing reasonably well [9-10]. Despite RHEL not being free (gratis) [11], free derivatives continue to exist [12] and be made public. Techrights runs the latest CentOS, which is essentially a rebranded RHEL.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Being on the napkin

    Which would make Eucalyptus the open source little brother that the System/360 never had, that has no analogue in the history books, and that could have changed everything. Trouble is, I’m not sure how to fit that on your napkin.

  2. OpenStack Havana Heats Up the Cloud

    The new open-source cloud platform release provides orchestration, monitoring and security features.

  3. OpenStack Demand Is High as Havana Debut Nears: Report

    A Red Hat-sponsored report shows growth potential for the open-source OpenStack cloud, though there are some challenges.

    The open-source OpenStack cloud platform has the support of many of the world’s leading IT vendors, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Intel, AT&T, Cisco and Red Hat, but does it have the support of enterprises?

  4. Salesforce.com Expands Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Linux is the foundation for the cloud, and increasingly, global customers are choosing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as their cloud foundation. That’s why we’re excited to share that salesforce.com, the world’s #1 CRM platform, and a longtime Red Hat customer, has completed a new, multi-year contract with Red Hat, expanding use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a key part of its infrastructure.

  5. Red Hat Loves SAP, It’s Official

    Red Hat has gone public with the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5. With predictable labels like “better scalability and manageability”, there is also some real meat on the bones for those prepared to chew deeper.

  6. RHEL 5.9 – 5.10 Risk Report Released
  7. Latest Beta Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Now Available
  8. How RHEL trims total cost of ownership (TCO)
  9. 2 Reasons Red Hat Really Shouldn’t Be This Cheap

    Red Hat beat analyst estimates both on earnings and revenues by growing sales 16% year over year and adjusted earnings by 25%. Analysts and investors ignored all this good news to focus on the billings proxy, a forward-looking measure of upcoming revenues. On that measure — on which Red Hat doesn’t offer any guidance — the 8% higher number fell short of Wall Street’s 12% projections. Red Hat has seen this market reaction before, but the business growth hasn’t slowed down like the panic sellers expected.

  10. First Week of November 16th Options Trading For Red Hat (RHT)

    Investors in Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT) saw new options begin trading this week, for the November 16th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the RHT options chain for the new November 16th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.

  11. Open software is not free: Red Hat

    Software vendors dispels the myth that open source software has no costs involved

  12. Video: The CentOS Project

    I use CentOS quite a bit myself and I know a lot of other CentOS users. Here is a video of one of the main developers (Karanbir Singh ) within the CentOS Project explaining how the CentOS Project works and builds what it builds.

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