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First, Microsoft Loves Linux – Now, Microsoft Loves Red Hat
Forbes – November 5, 2015
“Microsoft and Red Hat will now partner to deploy Red Hat® solutions on Microsoft Azure. To be clear, this means that Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux® as the ‘preferred choice’ for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure… [B]oth companies have said that they are working together to address common software application development needs when building applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds.”
How I discovered Linux's true power – September 29, 2015
"My Linux story begins like that of so many others—with an old computer and a desire to tinker. It was the late 1990s when I read an article about a UNIX-like operating system, 'Linux,' I could download and install for free... This thing called 'Linux' promised something different, a kind of openness and flexibility that seemed like the perfect prescription for my ailing laptop at the time. So I took the plunge, installed Slackware, and began using Linux... In the technology world today, Linux has become the platform around which innovative people are building the next generation of computing… It's the default platform for burgeoning technological ecosystems around problems like big data, mobile, and analytics. Without Linux, all this activity simply wouldn't exist." —Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Red Hat
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
InformationWeek – September 24, 2015
“Red Hat turned in solid financial results as its quarterly subscription revenue rose 13% or $504 million for the second quarter of its fiscal 2016 as CEO Jim Whitehurst and the company's new CFO, Frank Calderoni, staked out a future for the company in the cloud operations… Whitehurst cited the cloud revenues, a small fraction of its total, as a sign that Red Hat has a firm grip on future revenues based on cloud computing. Some of them will come from direct sales of cloud software subscriptions and some will come from IT departments' expanded utilization of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run cloud production workloads.”
Using open source in the enterprise - 13 CIOs embracing free and open source software
CIO UK – November 11, 2015
“Open source enterprise use cases appear to be on the rise, at least anecdotally, with an increasing number of CIOs, IT directors and chief technology officers telling CIO UK about investigating and adopting free and open source alternatives to proprietary software as they seek to gain freedom and flexibility, cut costs, increase agility, improve code quality and avoid vendor lock-in. UK businesses it seems have also finally conquered their 'irrational fears' of open source and security fears are also on the wane, reports have suggested.”
Red Hat acquires Ansible to beef up its development tool set
Fortune – October 16, 2015
“Red Hat is buying Ansible, a startup backing a hot set of software tools that developers and IT folks use to build and deploy applications efficiently... Ansible's goal is to provide commercial support and handholding to business customers who want to use Ansibleworks, an open-source tool that competes with Opscode Chef and Puppet Labs' Puppet and SaltStack... 'Devops' tools like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible aim to streamline the development and deployment of applications by ensuring that programmers or developers, who write the software code, and the operations or IT people, who must deploy the resulting code, work in concert instead of at cross-purposes as has been the case in the past.”
Red Hat Enlists Black Duck to Assess Container Security
The New Stack – October 23, 2015
“In what could prove to be the most ambitious move to address container security to date, Red Hat announced a partnership with security firm Black Duck. The goal is to provide a view of a container's contents so deep and revealing that a future policy-driven system could approve or deny a container's deployment, especially in production, based on what the source code of the executables reveals about what the container could do… The tools [from Black Duck] could offer insight about where the source code came from, and what security and licensing implications running such software would entail.”


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