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Red Hat has countersued Twin Peaks Software, the California outfit that back in February and again in an amended complaint in July alleged that Gluster, Red Hat’s bought-in storage subsidiary, infringes an August 2008 patent it holds on widgetry called a Mirror File System. Despite a...
Are you really saving as much as you think you are with non-paid community Linux? Every organization is looking for more ways to be efficient. How can you provide better service to your organization and eliminate the things that drain productivity and efficiency? Red Hat can help.
This IDC white paper compares organizations using a commercial Linux subscription from Red Hat to support their Linux servers with organizations that are using a mixed environment of both commercially supported and non-paid Linux distributions and organizations that are primarily using...
The case study features an organization that has made a broad commitment to Linux and has adopted best practices to optimize that environment. The retailer highlighted in this IDC paper has taken an important step toward building a tightly controlled standard Linux server operating sys...
Red Hat has bought the business process management (BPM) technology developed by 10-year-old Polymita Technologies SL, a Barcelona start-up whose widgetry Gartner rated as having the “most unified architecture” and needing the “shortest implementation times in the BPMS market.” Red H...
Cloud computing, powered by open source technology, is driving enterprise adoption. This leads to better business case viability to transform IT through innovative initiatives. At the recent Red Hat summit in Boston the company took the unusual step of combining financial analysts an...
The problem with cloud computing is that the adoption challenge is firmly rooted on the ground. All too often we hear vendors talk about the need for "management and usability" as key must-have characteristics in cloud application platforms, but these over-used generic marketing term...
Red Hat is planning to commercialize its 13-month-old OpenShift PaaS later this year when it splits the widgetry into two initial tiers: FreeShift and MegaShift. Until then it’ll be available as a developer preview. FreeShift will offer three small gears, the ability to auto-scale an...
Red Hat’s share price crumbled ~10% after it reported its fiscal first-quarter numbers Wednesday and its billings weren’t look that great. It also took a tuck in its full-year revenue guidance cutting it from $1.34 billion-$1.36 billion to $1.32 billion-$1.34 billion. It was expected...
Perhaps you will vaguely remember that a year ago CloudForms was supposed to be an infrastructure-as-a-service platform from Red Hat. If you don’t it’s just as well because it’s not anymore. It had to give way when Red Hat officially embraced OpenStack as an IaaS platform in April ...
Red Hat claims that the enterprise isn’t using these newfangled platforms-as-a-service to develop software very much because they don’t meet its needs. The enterprise is worried about compliance, enterprise architecture standards, IT governance, security, application lifecycle manage...
Red Hat, Inc. on Wednesday announced its strategy for OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), an open cloud application platform for enterprises, to enable enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of PaaS by providing a consistent environment for both public cloud and on-premise d...
Red Hat, Inc. and IBM on Wednesday announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor on IBM Systems has been awarded Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL4+). The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of standards used by the...
OpenStack announced Thursday that, as expected, it’s moving to a foundation governance model with a published framework that’s supposed to limit Rackspace’s dominance of the nascent open source cloud platform. OpenStack is an alternative to Amazon. Citrix started a competing effort t...
Red Hat’s Storage 2.0, derived from its $136 million acquisition of Gluster six months ago, went into worldwide private beta Tuesday. Red Hat says GA depends on how the beta goes. The software-only appliance, which since December is no longer CentOS-based and uses Red Hat’s Scalable ...
Twin Peaks Software is suing open source champion Red Hat and its Gluster subsidiary for patent infringement in District Court in California. It claims they’re treading on its patented Mirror File System involving the management of data on computer networks. The patent, US No 7,418,4...
Apache Deltacloud, the Red Hat-contributed ReSTful API that abstracts differences between clouds so services on any cloud can be managed – provided of course there’s a driver – has graduated from the Apache Foundation’s incubator and is now a full-fledged Top-Level Project (TLP). The...
Swisscom, the Swiss telecom, is going into the cloud business. Its subsidiary Swisscom IT Services AG has signed up with Red Hat as a Certified Cloud Provider and launched a public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud targeting enterprise-class customers primarily in the Sw...
Red Hat technology powers the world’s largest and most successful clouds. We have seen firsthand how to make cloud work for businesses and government organizations, both large and small. Companies are looking to cloud computing as a way to fundamentally change the economics of informat...
CiRBA on Wednesday announced support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in its latest release of CiRBA Version 7.0. CiRBA’s new Control Console provides IT organizations with control over risk and efficiency in virtual and cloud infrastructure. The console provides a visualizati...
If your IT organization is like most, you probably have some level of virtualization in place today that you're thinking about moving to the cloud. How should you get started? This webinar discusses the benefits of moving beyond virtualization to gain the full benefits of cloud computi...
As you plan your cloud strategy, you need to transition traditional IT functions into a more integrated and cross-functional environment. You need a wide range of key technologies to build clouds, while preserving flexibility and future growth. An open source development model brings t...
Cloud computing is a significant evolution. It’s changing the way we think about how we deliver our computational infrastructure to end users. Determining which strategy is right for your organization depends on your key business goals, requirements, and IT capabilities. This webinar d...
Public cloud resources can augment in-house IT in many useful ways. In fact, they can be so useful and easy to consume that we see public clouds widely used in organizations without going through the usual IT processes and procedures – indeed, that’s often sort of the point. Ad hoc clo...
With so many cloud options available, it’s difficult to determine what strategy, architecture, and specific solutions are best for your enterprise. This white paper, the first in a series of four, offers practical advice for cutting through the clutter and getting started with a privat...
Cloud computing is the convergence of a variety of trends, including network-centric application access, the consumerization of IT, greatly increased scale and complexity, open source, and virtualization. Many organizations are adopting private clouds because they want to gain the oper...
Whether you have one or a million visitors accessing your web app, they are all going to demand a great user experience regardless of what it takes for you to deliver it. This invariably means quick page loads and fast response times every single time. When things go south, you just th...
I always get excited about desktop virtualization as this innovation has really transformed a normal desktop way of management to a fully virtualized way of management. With desktop virtualization, you can solve multiple issues related to manageability of current decentralized environ...
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring Gluster, Inc., a provider of open source storage solutions aimed at unstructured data management for approximately $136 million. With the acquired scale out storage technology, Red Hat seeks to harness the onslaught of big data that...
Whether you're a seasoned Java developer looking to start hacking on EE6 or you just wrote your first line of Ruby yesterday, the cloud is turning out to be the perfect environment for developing applications in just about any modern language or framework. There are plenty of clouds an...
Red Hat technology powers the world’s largest and most successful clouds. We have seen firsthand how to make cloud work for businesses and government organizations, both large and small. Companies are looking to cloud computing as a way to fundamentally change the economics of informat...
Red Hat is buying Gluster. It’s spending $136 million cash money to get the six-year-old open source start-up’s GlusterFS, a software-only, scale-out storage system that will give Red Hat entry into the world of Big Data in the cloud, on-premise, or hybrid. Red Hat claims the acqui...
More than 200 technology companies have joined the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), the consortium committed to fostering the adoption of Red Hat’s Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), in the three months since it was launched. Red Hat says more than 50% of them are focused on clou...
Despite a rotten economy, Red Hat delivered a healthy 28% revenue hike when in reported its second fiscal quarter Wednesday and an even better 53% boost in earnings. Total revenues came in at $281.3 million against a consensus of $271.2 million and its own predictions of seeing $27...
Red Hat is building a policy-based cloud manager meant to spin up, deploy and, well, manage multiple Linux and Windows virtual images, their applications and their necessaries across clouds. It’s called Aeolus presumably after the Greek ruler of the winds. It’s advertised as “freei...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat, ...
Want to empower your developers, testers, and administrators for self-serve but struggle with how to retain centralized management control of your organizations applications? Learn how your organization can deliver self-service application provisioning, flexible and standardized applic...
Is your IT operation looking to move your infrastructure beyond virtualization to the cloud? You need a secure IaaS solution that delivers full resource management and self-service consumption of applications. Red Hat CloudForms is IaaS that breaks down silos of capacity to eliminate c...
When people talk about security or risks in the cloud, they are usually talking about governance. But cloud governance extends beyond security and into legal and regulatory procedures, transparency, service levels, indemnification and other issues. Do you have an effective cloud govern...
IT has never completely solved the portability problem within the four walls of the enterprise datacenter. And now that cloud computing has arrived as a new option for IT, the evolving cloud computing ecosystem of ISVs, cloud providers, and customers must think about how improved porta...