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“Founded in 1993, Red Hat helps more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies solve business challenges.”
More than 2 decades ago, Red Hat had a vision for developing better software. Since then, the company worked with an ecosystem of IT leaders, open source advocates, developers, and partners to create the perfect foundation for the future of IT. But that was just the beginning.
They believe open, hybrid technology is the future of IT. The operating system for the cloud is open source. Hybrid IT is a reality in every organization, and ultimately, open technology gives control over today’s trends and clients own future.
Headquartered in North Carolina, US, Red Hat connects an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing technologies that solve business problems. They are a billion dollar S&P 500 Company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. It’s rewarding to work at a well-established, mission-driven company. Clients get the freedom, autonomy and responsibility to impact a company that is changing the technology industry. They hire creative, passionate people who know how to create opportunity and make a difference.
Red Hat’s exquisite Technology Product Line
Red Hat Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives the tools one need to modernize client’s infrastructure, boost efficiency through standardization and virtualization, and ultimately prepare client’s datacenter for an open, hybrid cloud IT architecture. Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides the stability to take on today’s challenges and the flexibility to adapt to tomorrow’s demands.
Red Hat Middleware: Having the right middleware makes the things that should work, actually work. And it makes client’s IT team more productive.
Red Hat Virtualization: Their bottom line depends on having a highly available and resilient infrastructure. Not only today, it must scale to meet future challenges from evolving technology and business demands. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, powered by the people behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux, takes beyond bare metal to an open, agile foundation that’s ready to take on the future. Red Hat Virtualization is fully open source solution, enterprise ready, cross-platform and high performance platform.
Red Hat Cloud Computing: Developers and technologists from around the world collaborate on OpenStack to create tools for building and managing public and private clouds. OpenStack’s development, distribution, and adoption are overseen by the OpenStack Foundation, an independent body providing
shared resources, whose mission is to help achieve the OpenStack mission by protecting, empowering, and promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem.
Red Hat Storage: Most enterprises are unprepared to manage all this data, much less extract value from it. But not doing so can mean losing business. Unlike proprietary, hardware-based storage, the Red Hat® Storage portfolio of products gives clients an open, software-defined storage platform that scales across physical, virtual, and cloud resources. It drastically cuts costs, prevents vendor lock-in and lets one add infinite capacity without degrading performance.
Red Hat Mobile: Mobility is becoming a top priority for enterprises as it offers the promise to drive innovation and streamline operational efficiency. This creates a challenge for IT as mobility demands collaboration on faster, continuous development cycles, openness to new toolchains and architectures, and integration with existing core systems. Red Hat Mobile Application Platform enables clients to develop and deploy mobile apps in an agile and flexible manner. Take advantage of open technologies and standard toolkits while centralizing control over security, back-end integrations and policy management.
Meet the Key Executive
James is an avid advocate for open software as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, Whitehurst has proven expertise in helping companies flourish, even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Since joining in January, 2008, he has more than doubled the company’s revenue. Under his leadership, Red Hat was named to Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2015, 2014, and 2012; added to Standard and Poor’s (S&P) 500 stock index in 2009; and named one of the best places to work by Glassdoor in 2014.
In June 2015, James published a book with Harvard Business Review Press entitled “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance” showing how open principles of management based on transparency, participation, and community can help organizations navigate and succeed in a fast-paced connected era.
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