Profile: Red Hat Inc (RHT)
12 Oct 2015
Red Hat, Inc., incorporated on September 17, 1998, is a provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage and cloud technologies. The Company employs an open source development model. The open source development model allows it to use the collective input, resources and knowledge of a global community of contributors who can collaborate to develop, maintain and enhance software because the human-readable source code for that software is publicly available and licenses permit modification. It distributes its software offerings under open source licenses that permit access to the software's human-readable source code. These licenses also provide rights for recipients of the software to use, copy, modify and redistribute the software. It provides its software offerings primarily under annual or multi-year subscriptions as well as on-demand through cloud service providers. A subscription entitles a customer to, among other things, a specified level of support, as well as versions of the software, security updates, fixes, functionality enhancements, and upgrades to the technology. A subscription also includes access to the Red Hat Customer Portal, which provides customers with services, such as its knowledge base, product documentation and subscription and account management tools.
The Company's software offerings are: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Storage Server and Red Hat cloud offerings. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system that runs on a range of hardware and is used in physical, virtual, container and cloud environments. It also offers Red Hat Satellite, which is a system for managing multiple instances of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is software that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. Red Hat JBoss Middleware a family of offerings used to develop, deploy and manage applications, integrate applications, data and devices and automate business processes across physical, virtual, cloud and mobile environments. Red Hat Storage Technologies is software that enables customers to treat physical storage as a scalable, shared, centrally-managed pool of virtual storage. Red Hat cloud offerings include software that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments (virtualized and container-based).
The Company's consulting services assist customers to enable infrastructure, application integration, middleware, storage and cloud solutions. Its consulting services include assessments, implementations, upgrade planning, platform migrations, solution integration and application development. Its support services provide customers with technical support to assist with implementing, configuring and using its technologies. In addition, its Customer Portal provides an online method for customers to obtain certified software, access a knowledge base and software update alerts and advisories, as well as interact with its technical support engineers. Its training services help populate customers and partners with skilled Red Hat certified professionals. It delivers courses around the world in classroom, corporate on-site and online settings. These courses span topics, such as system administration, deployment, management and security, and enterprise application development and integration. Certifications include Red Hat Certified Architect, Red Hat Certified Engineer, Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator, Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer, Red Hat Certified System Administrator, Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator and Red Hat Certificates of Expertise in a variety of specialties.
The Company competes with Microsoft, HP, IBM, Oracle, Unisys Corporation, UNIX, Micro Focus International plc, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Citrix Systems, Inc., VMware, Pivotal Software, Inc., EMC, NetApp, Amazon, Rackspace, Accenture plc and Tata Consultancy Services Limited.
Red Hat Inc
100 E Davie St
RALEIGH NC 27601-1806