Red Hat announced its flagship events for 2007, including the Red Hat Summit 2007, JBoss World 2007 and FUDCON 2007. Red Hat is designing these events to encourage content-driven agendas for the company's various constituencies and customers and to add further value to the deployment and development of open source solutions. Each venue will engage audiences and help attendees to gain insight into the latest open source technologies, trends and issues.
Red Hat, once the little company that could, for years could do no wrong. It rode the rising popularity of Linux to become a $280 million-a-year company with a market cap as high as $6 billion, claiming 80% of the market for Linux-based enterprise servers. Other Linux-friendly vendors loved Red Hat, since it gave them and their customers a viable alternative to Windows. Even Microsoft, while openly anti-Linux, didn't treat Red Hat as too much of a threat.
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, and VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software, today announced an expanded relationship to support customers and ISVs who are deploying virtualization today. As part of the relationship, Red Hat and VMware are delivering certification and focusing on open, community-based interoperability between Red Hat and VMware solutions.
"It means Linux has won. The world's largest software companies are saying what customers have known for years: Open source innovation delivers better software and better value."
"Openly defined standards create interoperability everyone can implement. It doesn't require a deal between two companies."
When Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik said last week that his company would not cut prices, despite Oracle's announcement that it will offer support for half the current going rate, he was talking tough. However, few market analysts believe Red Hat can simply ignore a rival like Oracle and expect to maintain market share.
Shares in Red Hat plunged 30 percent to a new 52-week low of $13.70 on Thursday morning following software giant Oracle’s announcement on Wednesday that it would move into the Linux software space.
Alan Cox, one of the most respected figures in the UK open source community, has warned of complacency over the security of open source projects.
Speaking to delegates at London's LinuxWorld conference on Wednesday, he emphasised that considerable sums of money were being spent to try and hack into open source systems.
Enterprise IT Monitoring Provider Adds Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of open source network and systems management software, today announced it has received Red Hat Ready Certification for its Zenoss Enterprise Open Source Monitoring Solution. As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Zenoss has committed to providing its solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and future versions.