Red Hat’s secrets of success

Red Hat’s secrets of success

Red Hat has done it again. The company reported fourth quarter revenues of $629 million, up 16 percent year-over-year. This translates to over $2.4 billion in annual revenues.

The key points I get from Red Hat’s success are:

  1. Keep ‘everything’ open source
  2. Contribute to key open source projects (it benefits you as you can also influence the direction of the project. The more you contribute, the more say you get)
  3. Take risks and continue to evolve, instead of playing it safe and sticking to legacy products that have been doing fine
  4. Bite off as much as you can chew; don’t enter so many areas just because that’s trendy or because everyone else is doing it.

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Ansible’s rise is fueling Red Hat’s reinvention

The reason Ansible is so popular within Red Hat’s field is that it’s wildly popular with enterprise IT. How popular? Well, Ansible already finds its way into a third of all Red Hat deals, as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst indicated on the company’s most recent earnings call. That is staggering when you consider that Red Hat didn’t acquire Ansible until late 2015, and Ansible didn’t even exist as a project until 2012 or as a company until 2013. For Ansible to be contributing in a significant way to Red Hat’s $2 billion-plus in annual revenue is a major accomplishment.

More at Infoworld

OpenShift Container Platform: A Holistic Approach to Container Security

OpenShift Container Platform: A Holistic Approach to Container Security

Docker Inc’s introduction of secrets into Docker Datacenter is a welcome and expected development. The Kubernetes community has had this capability for years and it has helped propel Red Hat’s Enterprise Kubernetes distribution, the OpenShift Container Platform, further into many mission-critical use cases and deployments.

Source: Medium

Red Hat Brings Cloud Native Services to Every Java Workload – OpenShift Blog

To help Java developers manage the transition, Red Hat is happy to announce the availability of a Java container image for cloud native workloads. Red Hat now expands the availability of cloud native packaging models to all Java applications that rely on OpenJDK and Maven. This builds on the proven S2I technology that has been available for OpenShift applications for many years.

Source: Red Hat Brings Cloud Native Services to Every Java Workload – OpenShift Blog