Red Hat (from the English - “red hat”; , ) is an American company that produces solutions based on the free Linux operating system: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (distributed by annual subscription) and Fedora .
|Red Hat, Inc.|
|Type of||Public company |
( , )
|Location||Raleigh , North Carolina , USA|
Henry Hugh Shelton Chairman;
Marc Ewing, founder;
Bob Young , Founder
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Directory Server
JBoss Enterprise Middleware
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
|Turnover||▲ $ 2.4 billion (2017)|
|Operating profit||▲ $ 623 million (2017)|
|Net profit||▲ $ 253.7 million (2017)|
|Number of employees||10,700 (2017)|
|Affiliated companies||, and|
In addition to distributions, Linux releases a number of system and platform software products based on open source software, including a compilation and execution environment for Linux applications under Windows ( Cygwin ), a line of middleware under the JBoss brand, the virtualization management system, and the Kubernetes distribution , Software Defined Storage Networks Ceph and GlusterFS . Among the services provided by the company are technical support, training for system administrators and developers, and taking practical laboratory exams (such as RHCT and RHCE ).
The main office is in the city of Raleigh ( North Carolina ). Since the end of 2018, it has been in the process of absorption by IBM.
It arose in 1995 by the merger of the projects of Mark Eving (Red Hat Linux, created in 1994) and Bob Young (ACC corp.).
Until 2002, the main product of the company was the general-purpose operating system Red Hat Linux; in May 2002, the corporate operating system Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 (later renamed Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1) was launched, developed on the basis of Red Hat Linux 7.2 in as part of a separate project. In 2003, Red Hat changed its distribution policy, abandoning the release of boxed versions of Red Hat Linux (the latest boxed version of Red Hat Linux 9) and turning the internal development process of Red Hat Linux into an open Fedora project (from English - “ felt hat ”), not supported by official support, but supported by a community of Linux developers and experts, the most active of which are Red Hat employees. As a result, the enterprise solution is called Red Hat Enterprise Linux , and the free open source distribution is Fedora . The Fedora project was conceived by the company as a test platform for new technologies and system components that can later be used in corporate distributions.
On June 5, 2006, the company acquired the developer of open corporate middleware solutions JBoss  .
By the end of the 2000s, the company employed more than 3,500 employees; July 27, 2009 the company was included in the list of S & P500   .
On October 20, 2015, it became known about the takeover of Ansible , the developer of modular open-source enterprise-level applications, systems and cloud-based resource management automation solutions. On August 2, 2017, Red Hat announced the purchase of technology and assets from Permabit  , a developer of data deduplication and data compression software.
October 28, 2018, IBM announced the purchase of Red Hat for $ 34 billion  .
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