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Building a better foundation for the future of IT

We revolutionized the operating system with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. Now, we have a broad portfolio, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, cloud-native application development, and management and automation solutions. With Red Hat technologies, companies can successfully adapt as business becomes more digital and interconnected.

We are Red Hat. We've been here for more than 25 years, and we're here to help you face your business challenges head-on.

A trusted leader in innovation


Red Hat initially saw success with a custom distribution of Linux, then called "Red Hat Linux." The reliability and growth of Red Hat and Linux have made the 2 synonymous to many. Since those early days, we've built on this foundation to support nearly all levels of the IT stack and support Linux across the hybrid cloud.


Red Hat is the second-largest contributor to the upstream Kubernetes project and the originator of many of its key features, components, and related container technologies. We have years of experience running Kubernetes in the cloud and supporting organizations using containers in production. Today, we're working with the cloud-native community to push the boundaries of what containers and Kubernetes can do, from serverless computing to machine learning.

Open source

Red Hat's dedication to, support of, and decades of involvement in open source communities lets us contribute useful technology, refine and harden it, and prepare it for the enterprise. This engagement comes with a promise: Keep these technologies open so everyone can help create, promote, and maintain better open source software and discourage patent aggression.

Open hybrid cloud

We believe in the power of open hybrid cloud. Standalone cloud deployments based on proprietary technology aren't the answer because they inhibit clouds from interacting with one another. Open hybrid cloud brings the interoperability, workload portability, and flexibility of open source to hybrid environments, bridging them together and creating a unified experience.

Why Red Hat

An open source development model

Red Hat's development model begins in open source communities and results in stable, enterprise-ready solutions.

Freedom and choice with Red Hat subscriptions

If you're looking for a traditional licensing model and the resulting added costs and vendor lock-in, you're in the wrong place. Our subscription model gives customers access to the latest technology, enterprise-grade assurance, and open source expertise from our leading engineers.

In other words, Red Hat subscriptions give you the freedom to move your business forward with less worry and more room for innovation.

Only as strong as our people

Red Hatters are passionate, curious, and accomplished. We come from different professional backgrounds and hone our skills to create reliable products and experiences for our customers. We're all over the globe but united in the belief that working in an open way has the power to change the world for the better.

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Founded in 1993

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More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust Red Hat 1

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More than 105 locations in more than 40 countries

Our leadership

The most respected and influential people at Red Hat are those who show passion for our mission and live it every day. A leader at Red Hat does not rely on their title to earn respect.

Jim Whitehurst, former President and CEO of Red Hat and current IBM President

From the leaders in open source, for the leaders in IT

Our open source solutions run through the stacks of the world's most demanding datacenters and clouds.


of airlines in the Fortune Global 5002


of communication service providers in the Fortune Global 5003


of commercial banks in the Fortune Global 5004

Red Hat customers benefit from open source innovation

Our customers deliver innovations that affect their lines of business, organizations, industries, and the global community every day. By using open source technologies to create change, these organizations are proof that when we work in the open, extraordinary things can happen.

Let us help you tackle your business challenges

[1]Red Hat client data and Fortune 500 list, June 2018
[2] [3] [4]Red Hat client data and Fortune Global 500 list, June 2018