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November 26, 2015 11:26 AM ET


Company Overview of Red Hat, Inc.

Company Overview

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. It develops and offers operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, and cloud technologies. The company’s products include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in physical, virtual, container, and cloud environments; Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, which includes standalone virtualization functionality and management tools for server and desktop deployments; and Red Hat JBoss Middleware that offers middleware for developing, deploying, and managing applications, as well as integrating applications, data and devices, and automating business proc...

100 East Davie Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

United States

Founded in 1993

7,300 Employees



Key Executives for Red Hat, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $900.0K
Interim Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and President of Products & Technologies
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $580.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $450.0K
Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Services
Age: 60
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Red Hat, Inc. Key Developments

Red Hat, Inc. Announces General Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2

Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, the new release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues Red Hat's goal of redefining the enterprise operating system by providing a trusted path towards the future of information technology without compromising the needs of the modern enterprise. New features and capabilities focus on security, networking, and system administration, along with a continued emphasis on enterprise-ready tooling for the development and deployment of Linux container-based applications. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 includes compatibility with the new Red Hat Insights, an add-on operational analytics offering designed to increase IT efficiency and reduce downtime through the proactive identification of known risks and technical issues. Retaining Red Hat's commitment to security, including meeting the needs of financial, government, and military customers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 continues to provide new security capabilities and features. True security requires both a secure foundation and secure configuration of systems. OpenSCAP is an implementation of the Security Content Automation Protocol that analyzes a system for security compliance. The new Open SCAP Anaconda plug-in allows use of SCAP based security and configuration analysis during the installation process, ensuring a secure starting point for system deployment. A critical part of secure distributed systems is being able to trust the address resolution performed by DNS servers. DNSSEC extends DNS to provide a secure chain of trust for address resolution. The Red Hat Identity Management system (IdM) now supports DNSSEC for DNS zones. Networking performance in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 has been significantly improved - with throughput doubled in many network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) use cases. Other enhancements to the kernel networking subsystem, include: Tuning the network kernel stack to dramatically improve packet processing time, enable Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 to perform at physical line rates in advanced (virtual and containerized) workloads. Inclusion of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), which makes it possible to rapidly develop low-latency and high throughput custom applications capable of direct packet processing in user space for NFV and other use cases. Prior to this enhancement, systems were limited to running only one type of application (DPDK-enabled or traditional-network enabled.) Enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, specifically the introduction of a new bifurcated driver, now allow for both types of applications to be hosted on the same system thus consolidating physical hardware. The addition of TCP (DCTCP), a feature for solving TCP congestion problems in data centers that works smoothly across Windows- and Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based hosts to maximize throughput and efficiency. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 features many improvements to the underlying container support infrastructure. Updates are included for the docker engine, Kubernetes, Cockpit and the Atomic command. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2, the latest version of Red Hat's container workload-optimized host platform, is available with most Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 subscriptions. Also available on November 19, 2015, is the beta of the Red Hat Container Development Kit 2, a collection of images, tools, and documentation to help application developers simplify the creation of container-based applications that are certified for deployment on Red Hat container hosts, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.2 and OpenShift Enterprise 3.

Red Hat Releases Ansible Tower 2.4

Red Hat, Inc. announced the release of Ansible Tower 2.4. Ansible Tower 2.4 helps DevOps teams manage systems and optimize deployments by adding control, security and delegation capabilities to the simple, agentless, and powerful Ansible open source automation tool. Key new features in Ansible Tower 2.4 include: OAuth authentication via GitHub and Google; Enterprise authentication support for SAML 2.0 and RADIUS; Configurable Session Limits and Timeouts; Custom Branding.

Red Hat, Inc. Announces Availability of Red Hat Storage Portfolio of Open, Software-Defined Storage Solutions on an Expanded Range of Routes to Market

Red Hat, Inc. announced the availability of the Red Hat Storage portfolio of open, software-defined storage solutions on an expanded range of routes to market. By making Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage solutions part of the Red Hat Connect for Business Partners and Red Hat Embedded programs, and for Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers in 2016, Red Hat partners can now create new business opportunities for today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise storage workloads. Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage are open source, scale-out software-defined storage solutions that run on commodity hardware and have durable, programmable architectures. Each Red Hat Storage product is well-suited for different enterprise workloads, bringing compelling benefits to enterprises. Enterprise customers can work with a variety of partners to purchase and deploy Red Hat Storage solutions. Red Hat Connect Business Partners: Generally available, Red Hat Ceph Storage joins Red Hat Gluster Storage in the Red Hat Connect for Business Partners program. Red Hat Advanced and Premier partners that meet the training requirements for their region's partner program via Red Hat Online Partner Enablement Network (OPEN) are authorized to sell Red Hat Storage solutions. Resellers benefit from competitive and flexible pricing models and an opportunity to earn additional margin and/or recurring revenue. Red Hat Embedded Partners: Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage subscriptions are scheduled to be available to partners through the Red Hat Embedded Program by the end of 2015. Partners will be able to more quickly and efficiently deliver comprehensive storage offerings to market built upon Red Hat's trusted storage technologies. Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers: Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage are scheduled to become available to Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers in 2016. Training and certification, marketing and sales programs, and technical content for Red Hat Storage solutions will be available to certified partners in the Red Hat Connect for Business Partners portal.

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