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Depending on the weather in your region, it’s safe to say that the seasons are changing so it’s a good time to look back at what was a busy few months for Red Hat, especially when it came to industry awards for our technical and product leadership. In recent months, Red Hat products and technologies took home twenty awards, highlighting the breadth and depth of our product portfolio as well as the expertise that we provide to our customers. In addition, Red Hat as a company won five awards recognizing its growth and culture as a leader in the industry.
So without further ado, here is the awards roll-call!
Fortune - Future 50
Open source is pervasive. We see it as the way of the future. Looking across sectors, open source is a driving force behind much of the technology innovation taking place today. Open source is playing a key role in innovation in containers, automation and cloud computing. And is helping to shape the future of DevOps, mobile, machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data and IoT. In its second year, the Fortune Future 50 ranking (developed with The Boston Consulting Group) looks at two factors: a market view of growth potential; and an assessment of the company’s actual capacity to deliver that growth in four areas - strategy, people, technology and investment, and corporate structure. The results are combined into a composite score that gives a new perspective for business analysis that provides a forward-looking view of business today.
Red Hat believes in the potential of our technologies, as well as the power and impact of open source to drive our growth and influence into the future. In its inaugural year, the Forbes Digital 100 ranks the top global, publicly-traded IT, hardware, media, digital retail and telecommunication companies that shape the digital world. In the second annual Growth Champions list, Forbes looks at the revenue growth of all the companies on the Forbes 2018 Global 2000 list and features the top 250 performers based on the compound annual growth rate of revenues from 2014 to 2017. The Best Employers for New Grads list is based upon employee surveys, which makes it more meaningful to us. We strive to provide our associates with a great work environment and meet the changing needs of the next generation of Red Hatters. We are proud to be ranked as the #48 top digital company, the #211 growth champion and the #191 best employers for new grads.
2019 Top 100 Global Sales Leaders - Kirsten Kliphouse
When Kirsten Kliphouse joined Red Hat as senior vice president and general manager of North America Commercial Sales less than a year ago, she jumped in with both feet, building strategies and collaborating with our partners and customers to implement flexible open source solutions that help them drive innovation. The sales team is one of the most important pieces of Red Hat’s business and we’re thrilled that Kirsten has been recognized for her contributions to the field. The Modern Sale partnered with Collective to curate the 2019 list of the Top 100 Global Sales Leaders. These leaders were selected based on the breadth and depth of their experience, their commitment to team and leadership development, their overall contribution to the sales profession, and their ability to adapt, innovate and embrace the technologies that are rapidly defining the modern sale.
Database Trends and Applications DBTA 100 2018: The companies that matter most in data
With complexity on the rise in enterprise IT infrastructure and workloads, it’s not a surprise that data complexity is also growing...and quickly. Database Trends and Applications keeps a close eye on what’s happening in the world of data and data management, and compiles a yearly list of the companies that are working to address the growing data needs of organizations worldwide. We’re pleased to say that Red Hat is on the 2018 list as a company that’s working to meet this demand!
2018 SIIA CODiE Awards - Red Hat 3scale API Management, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 and Red Hat Ansible Tower
Leading the way is a "three-fer," with a trio of Red Hat products cleaning up at the 2018 CODiEs in June. The SIIA CODiEs emphasize peer review and recognition, with an evaluation process that involves IT executives, analysts, media, consultants and investors as well as a member-driven final voting process. For the awards themselves, Red Hat 3Scale API Management won the Best API Management Platform category, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 took home the top prize for Software-Defined Infrastructure and Red Hat Ansible Tower won not only the best DevOps tool but also took home the "best of show" award as the best overall business technology product.
2018 Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing - Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage
The Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing, maintained by the Business Intelligence Group, assess companies and technologies that have made a significant impact on enterprise technologies in the realm of cloud computing. Judged by a panel of business experts, we’re pleased to say that Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage have each won an award for Kubernetes, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Storage Technology, respectively.
Though not a Red Hat product, the Prometheus project is tightly woven into Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat’s extensive engineering expertise contributes to the project’s codebase. The 2018 InfoWorld Bossies, which represent a selection the best open source projects in a given year as voted on by users and InfoWorld readers, named Prometheus as part of the 2018 list for best open source software for cloud computing. We’re pleased to see community innovation continued to be recognized, especially given Prometheus’ role in the future of cloud-native infrastructure!
The telecommunications and communications service provider (CSP) space is a major focus for Red Hat, as the vast networks and datacenters of these organizations undergo transformation, driven in part by open standards and software. TelecomLead.com, a prominent news website focused on the telecom industry, has named Red Hat as an Innovation Leader for 2018, highlighting our work in network function virtualization (NFV) solutions and in providing innovative open platforms for our CSP and telco customers.
One of the leading enterprise technology publications in the UK, Computing, recently published the results of its Cloud Excellence Awards for 2018. Red Hat took home the gold in two categories, winning Best Cloud Integration Product of the Year with Red Hat Fuse 7 and Best Cloud Development Platform of the Year with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
As IT security remains front-and-center for cloud computing deployments, Cloud Computing magazine, part of the TMC media family, honors what they consider to be key technologies furthering more secure cloud computing with their annual 2018 Cloud Security Excellence Awards. We’re pleased that they have selected Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 as one of this year’s winners!
Enterprise Channels MEA, a South Asia and Middle East-based leading Media house, runs several events in the Middle East under the banner of Global Enterprise Connect (GEC). GEC Awards celebrated its 5th year honouring excellence in the IT industry, hosting C-Level executives and top IT professionals in Dubai. The organisers noted a focus on culture change as well as technology modernisation at this year’s awards. Red Hat won Best Business Transformation Solution in the Government sub-category.
German publishing house Vogel IT has awarded the winners of the Reader’s Choice Awards 2018. The editorial team preselected 10 IT vendors in each category based on innovation, visionary strategies and market leadership. The readers of the insider portals - BigData Insider, CloudComputing Insider, DataCenter Insider, Dev Insider, IP Insider, Security Insider, and Storage Insider - were then invited to vote for their favorite IT vendors in 42 categories. Nearly 36,000 votes were cast. Red Hat won a Silver Award in the category Platform-as-a-Service with Red Hat OpenShift and a Gold Award for Object Storage & Long Term Memory with Red Hat Ceph Storage.
So there you have it - congratulations and thank you to the product and engineering teams responsible for making these accolades possible!