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Your operating system is the key to unlocking your organization's potential in the hybrid cloud. Linux® provides a platform for innovation, bolstered by the open source community. When you need to do anything in the hybrid cloud, Linux is the operating system that can do everything.

The Red Hat® Shares newsletter helps IT leaders navigate the complicated world of IT―the open source way.




Is your OS engineered for hybrid cloud?

We talk a lot about hybrid cloud because we believe it’s important to the IT strategy of most enterprises. (We dedicate an entire track to it at Red Hat Summit, happening this week.) But equally significant is the foundation of your hybrid cloud―the operating system (OS).

Clouds are made up of the same interoperable technologies: OSs, virtualization software, management and automation tools, and application programming interfaces (APIs). The quality of those connections depends on the consistency, reliability, and flexibility of your OS.

In other words, the OS is a big deal for hybrid cloud.

There’s no 1-size-fits-all cloud software. Every cloud is unique. That means the foundation of your cloud needs to do everything. And the only OSs capable of that are open source, like Linux.

In this issue of Red Hat Shares: an introduction to Linux, innovation’s reliance on Linux, the massive economic effect of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a free Linux course, customer success stories, and more.



New to Linux? Start here.

Understanding Linux

What is Linux?

What is the Linux kernel?



Linux makes the exciting stuff possible

Much of enterprise IT’s excitement is focused on advancements at the application level. But as the OS most emerging enterprise apps are written on, Linux plays a critical role, too―as the reliable constant that powers these innovations.


The economic impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux is trillions―yes, trillions―of dollars

The numbers in this IDC research even surprised us.

Free Linux course

Get a technical introduction to Linux in our series of no-cost, on-demand, online videos.



Linux deployment statistics

1. Source: "The state of Linux in the public cloud for enterprises." Red Hat, 2018.
2. Source: IDC White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat, “The Economic Impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Trillions, Yes Trillions of Dollars," April 2019.



Speaking of Linux and hybrid cloud ...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 is here 

Turn your sprawling ecosystem into a true hybrid environment with Red Hat Enterprise Linux―now with built-in management and predictive analytics.


So is Red Hat OpenShift 4 

Red Hat OpenShift® 4 expands enterprise Kubernetes with full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments.


“IDC is forecasting total instances of Linux (physical and virtual) to surpass total instances of Windows by 2022. Increasing use of container technologies along with the Linux operating system for cloud-native applications are key drivers.”

Source: IDC, Worldwide Server Operating System Environments Forecast, 2018–2022, Doc #US44376618, October 2018.



BSE, UPS, and Lufthansa Technik

These organizations started with Linux. Then BSE built one of the world’s fastest stock exchanges. UPS started building cloud-native solutions faster. And Lufthansa Technik launched a hybrid cloud that will save customers millions of euros.


Command Line Heroes podcast

OS wars, part 2: Rise of Linux 

Crack the cloud open


New hat. Same vision.


Red Hat logo

Our new logo has officially launched

Red Hat was founded on the promise of open source innovation and on our belief in collaboration. Our new logo reflects the fact that no matter how much we grow, our guiding principles remain the same.



Did you miss our February 2019 issue on agile integration in cloud-native architectures? Check it out.


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