Profile: Red Hat Inc (RHT)
21 Nov 2014
Red Hat, Inc. (Red Hat), incorporated on September 17, 1998, is a global provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to develop and offer operating system, middleware, virtualization, storage and cloud technologies. The Company offerings include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Storage Server. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system, which runs on a range of hardware, including mainframes, servers and work stations. Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a range of technologies used for developing, deploying and managing distributed applications. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a software, which allows customers to use a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. Red Hat Storage Server is a software, which enables enterprises to treat physical storage as a scalable, standardized, centrally managed pool of virtual storage. The Company's portfolio of offerings can be combined to enable cloud computing. On December 21, 2012, the Company acquired ManageIQ, Inc. On September 7, 2012, the Company acquired certain assets and related operations acquired from FuseSource, a division of Progress Software Corporation. On August 28, 2012, the Company acquired certain assets and related operations from Polymita Technologies S.L. Effective May 1, 2014, the Company acquired Inktank Storage Inc.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux technologies
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system built from open source software components, including the Linux kernel, and is designed for enterprise computing. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers the features required for enterprise deployments, including support for a range of independent software vendor (ISV) applications from vendors, such as BMC, CA, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, SAS and Symantec; certification on multiple architectures and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) platforms, including platforms offered by Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, IBM, NEC and Oracle, and comprehensive technical support, with up to around-the-clock, one-hour response, available both from Red Hat and selected ISV and OEM partners. In addition, Red Hat offers a portfolio of add-ons, which extends the features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Red Hat JBoss Middleware
Red Hat JBoss Middleware provides a range of middleware offerings for developing, deploying, and managing applications, which are accessible through the Internet, enterprise intranets, extranets, clouds and virtual private networks. Red Hat JBoss Middleware offerings consist of a range of deployment platforms and tools, including Red Hat JBoss Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform, Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform, Red Hat JBoss Business Rules Management System, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ.
Red Hat JBoss Application Platform provides an environment for building, hosting and deploying applications and services. It includes Red Hat JBoss Application Server, Seam, Hibernate, Red Hat JBoss Cache, Red Hat JBoss Transactions, Red Hat JBoss Messaging and Red Hat JBoss Web services. Red Hat JBoss Web Server provides a single enterprise open source solution for Websites and lightweight applications, which utilize Apache Tomcat and Apache Web Server. Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform provides the environment for deploying and integrating service-oriented architectures and business processes. Red Hat JBoss Portal Platform provides a Java-based platform for deploying standards-based portals. Red Hat JBoss Business Rules Management System provides a business rules management system, which enables business policy and rules development, access and change management. Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio provides an Eclipse-based application development environment for developing applications and development tools used to build Web-based applications and service-oriented architecture services. Red Hat JBoss Data Services Platform provides an environment integrating distributed data sources and provides for data federation, data abstraction, data transformation and metadata management. Red Hat JBoss Data Grid provides a scalable, distributed in-memory data grid. Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ provides customers messaging and integration tools for distributed applications.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization includes standalone virtualization functionality and management tools for both server and desktop deployments. Virtualization allows a single computer system to function as multiple virtual systems by abstracting operating systems and application software from the underlying hardware infrastructure, thereby allowing customers to use a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. Virtualization is intended to enhance the capital and operational efficiencies of enterprises by increasing server utilization and deployment flexibility. Red Hat Enterprise Linux include integrated virtualization. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers combines the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor included in the Linux kernel with the oVirt open source virtualization management system to offer enterprises a platform for virtualization initiatives and cloud deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers is designed to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its wide ecosystem of certified hardware systems and software applications. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops is available as an add-on and provides support and management functionality for remote desktop operating systems.
Red Hat Storage Server
Red Hat Storage Server is software, which enables users to treat storage as a virtualized resource, and is available for deployment both on-premise and in public or hybrid clouds. Red Hat Storage Server aggregates disk and memory resources into a unified storage capability that abstracts physical hardware from users and applications, offering enterprises the ability to treat physical storage as a scalable, standardized, centrally managed pool of virtual storage.
Red Hat cloud offerings
Red Hat provides a portfolio of offerings, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Storage Server. This can be combined to enable public, private and hybrid cloud deployments.
Red Hat systems management offerings
Red Hat's management offerings include Red Hat Network, Red Hat Customer Portal and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network. Red Hat Network provides a method for customers to obtain software and upgrades and to manage, provision and monitor deployments of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Red Hat 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 the Company's technical support engineers. Red Hat JBoss Operations Network provides customers the ability to manage Red Hat JBoss Middleware environments. Red Hat JBoss Operations Network functionality includes inventory, software update, administration, configuration management and resource deployment.
Additional Red Hat enterprise technologies
Red Hat enterprise offerings include other technologies, such as for software development, high-performance distributed computing, directory services and user authentication. These applications broaden customer choice and are components of the Company's open source architecture vision for the enterprise.
Red Hat training, consulting and support services
Red Hat offers a range of services, which are designed to help the Company's customers derive additional value from Red Hat enterprise technologies. The Company's training services consist of a range of performance-based courses. The Company delivers more than 30 Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware courses globally in classroom, corporate on-site and online settings. These courses span topics, such as system administration and advanced enterprise development, deployment security, middleware and role-based offerings. Certification paths include Red Hat Certified Technician, Red Hat Certified Engineer, Red Hat Certified Data Specialist, Red Hat Certified Security Specialist, Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator, Red Hat Certified Architect and JBoss Certified Application Administrator.
The Company offers the services of consultants principally in connection with its technology offerings to assist with the technology infrastructure needs of its customers. The Company's offerings include assessments, implementations, upgrade planning, platform migrations, solution integration and application development. The Company's Red Hat subscriptions include varying levels of technical support to assist customers with implementing, configuring and using Red Hat enterprise technologies. In addition, the Company offers a technical account management service for customers who requires a more personalized support relationship.
The Company competes with Microsoft, HP, IBM, Oracle, Unisys Corporation, Attachmate Corporation, Canonical Ltd., Fedora, CentOS, Debian, VMware, Citrix, EMC, NetApp, Amazon, Rackspace, Google, BMC, CA, Accenture plc and Tata Consultancy Services Limited.
Red Hat Inc
100 East Davie Street
RALEIGH NC 27601
Company Web Links
- Linux distributor Red Hat forecasts revenue below Street
- UPDATE 1-Linux distributor Red Hat forecasts revenue below Street
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- CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Red Hat raises revenue forecast on strong subscription growth (June 18)
- CORRECTED-BRIEF-Red Hat gives Q2, FY outlook - conf call (June 18)