Red Hat Corporation GFC software company for all devices (NYSE: RHT) is an open source solutions provider and member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, as of March 3, 2015, there are more than 80 branches. Red Hat provides mission-critical software and services for many important IT technologies such as operating systems, storage, middleware, virtualization and cloud computing. Red Hat’s open source model provides enterprise computing solutions across physical, virtual and cloud environments to help businesses reduce costs and improve performance, stability and security. Red Hat also provides technical support, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide or through leading partners.
On October 29, 2018, IBM announced the acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion. Company Name Red Hat Foreign Name Red Hat Founded in 1993 Headquarters Location North Carolina, United States Scope of Operation
Services and Training Company Type NYSE Listed Company, Global Enterprise Company Slogan Community-Driven Innovation Annual Turnover 34 US$100 million (2018)  Number of employees 7100 (2014) Total assets US$3.107 billion (2014) Operating profit US$232 million (2014) Net profit US$178 million (2014) Founders Bob Young and Marc Ewing Current chairman Hugh Shelton CEO Jim Whitehurst
1 Development history
2 Business Model
3 Product introduction
▪ Cloud computing
▪ Operating system
4 Red Hat Training
5 Red Hat Certification
6 Red Hat Consulting
7 Red Hat Subscription
8 Mergers and acquisitions
10 Cloud strategies
11 Simplified management
Development HistoryEdit Broadcast
In 1993, Bob Young founded ACC, a mail-order company that sold software accessories for Linux and Unix. In 1994, Marc Ewing created his own Linux distribution and named it Red Hat Linux  (Ewing once wore a red Cornell University lacrosse hat while attending Carnegie Mellon University. , which was given to him by his grandfather [3-4]). Ewing released the software in October, which it called the Halloween version. Young acquired Ewing’s business in 1995, and the two merged to form Red Hat Software, with Young serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
On August 11, 1999, Red Hat went public, achieving the eighth largest first-day gain in Wall Street history. Matthew Szulik succeeded Bob Young as CEO in December of that year  .
On November 15, 1999, Red Hat acquired CygnusSolutions. Michael Tiemann, one of the founders of Cygnus, became Red Hat’s chief technology officer and in 2008 became vice president of open source affairs. Later, Red Hat acquired WireSpeed, C2Net, and Hell’sKitchen Systems.
In February 2000, InfoWorld awarded its Operating System Product of the Year award to Red Hat Linux 6.1 for the fourth consecutive year. In 2001, Red Hat acquired Planning Technologies, Inc., and in 2004 acquired AOL’s iPlanet catalog and certification Server software.
In February 2002, Red Hat moved its headquarters from Durham to North Carolina State University’s Centennial campus in Raleigh, North Carolina. The following month, Red Hat launched Red Hat Linux Advanced Server [7-8], later renamed Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Dell, IBM, HP and
Oracle have all announced support for the platform
In December 2005, “CIO Insight” magazine held its annual “Vendor Value Survey.” In the survey, Red Hat ranked first for the second year in a row. On December 19, 2005, Red Hat’s stock entered the NASDAQ-100 constituent stock.
On June 5, 2006, Red Hat acquired open source middleware provider JBoss, which became a division of Red Hat. On September 18, 2006, Red Hat released the Red Hat Application Stack, which integrates JBoss technology and has been certified by other well-known software vendors [9-10]. On December 12, 2006, Red Hat’s stock trading was transferred from the NASDAQ (RHAT) to the New York Stock Exchange (RHT). In 2007, Red Hat acquired MetaMatrix and entered into an agreement with Exadel to distribute its software.
On March 15, 2007, Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and acquired Mobicents in June. On March 13, 2008, Red Hat acquired Amentra, a systems integration services provider that provides service-oriented architecture, business process management, systems development, and enterprise data services.
Amentra operates as an independent company
On July 27, 2009, Red Hat replaced CIT Group as a constituent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, a diversified index of 500 leading companies reflecting the state of the US economy [11-12].GFC software company,
On December 15, 2009, it was reported that Red Hat would pay $8.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to the restatement of its financial results since July 2004. The lawsuit is already awaiting judgment in the U.S. District Court of North Carolina. Red Hat reached the proposed settlement and booked a one-time charge of $8.8 million for the quarter ended Nov. 30.
On January 10, 2011, Red Hat announced that it would expand its headquarters in two phases, adding 540 employees to Raleigh operations and investing more than $109 million. North Carolina will provide incentives of up to $15 million. The second phase involves “advance into new technical areas, such as software visualization and technical cloud computing products.” On August 25, 2011, Red Hat announced the relocation of its approximately 600 employees from North Carolina State University’s Centennial campus to the Downtown Two Progress Plaza.
On June 24, 2013, a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the re-listed Red Hat headquarters.GFC software company,
In 2012, Red Hat became the first open source company to reach $1 billion in revenue, with annual revenue of $1.13 billion that year.
On June 27, 2012, Red Hat announced the acquisition of FuseSource from application software maker Progress Software.
Red Hat’s acquisition of FuseSource is to “accelerate the pace of delivering application integration products and services to enterprise users.”
On August 28, 2012, Red Hat announced the acquisition of business process management (BPM) technology developed by Polymita TechnologiesS.L. This acquisition accelerated the pace of Red Hat’s entry into the field of business process management, and strengthened the ability of its JBoss enterprise middleware to integrate with software products .
On December 20, 2012, Red Hat spent $104 million to acquire cloud management software vendor ManageIQ, which also means that IT experts can no longer attack cloud vendors violently, saying that there is no heterogeneous, hybrid, and integrated IaaS management platform. ManageIQ’s EVM software will be combined with Red Hat’s CloudForms cloud middleware platform, which Red Hat and ManageIQ executives say will increase strategic cloud management, orchestration, and chargeback .
On January 7, 2014, Red Hat acquired CentOSProject.
On April 30, 2014,
Red Hat acquired Ceph’s enterprise product provider Inktank for $175 million, and has integrated Inktank’s storage products in its GlusterFS-based (Red Hat spent $1.36 in October 2011). Gluster’s $100 million acquisition of storage products. After this acquisition, Red Hat will become the largest provider of open source storage products, including object storage, block storage and file storage .
On June 18, 2014, Red Hat acquired eNovance, an open source cloud computing service provider. The advantages of eNovance lie in its system integration capabilities and engineering talents, coupled with Red Hat’s investment in the OpenStack field, the combination of the two will meet more enterprises’ needs for OpenStack consulting, design and deployment.  GFC software company
On September 18, 2014, Red Hat acquired FeedHenry, a leading provider of enterprise mobile application platforms. FeedHenry will further expand Red Hat’s portfolio of application development and integration and PaaS solutions to help Red Hat advance mobile application development in public and private environments. On the morning of October 29, 2018, IBM announced the acquisition of Red Hat for $34 billion. 
Business model editor broadcast
Red Hat’s business model, simply put, is a way for Red Hat to productize open source community projects and make it easier for ordinary enterprise customers to consume open source innovative technologies. From the user’s point of view, enterprises with different investment budgets and R&D capabilities can obtain the value of open source software through Red Hat.
Product introduction edit broadcast
Red Hat products involve five major technical fields: cloud computing, storage, virtualization, middleware, and operating systems.
(1) Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
(2) Red Hat OpenShift (PAAS product)
(3) Red Hat CloudForms (Hybrid Cloud Management Platform)
(4) Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (Cloud Infrastructure)
(1) Red Hat Inktank Ceph Enterprise provides object and block storage software for enterprises deploying public or private clouds, including many early adopters of OpenStack.
(2) The advanced performance of Red Hat Storage Server can fully adapt to the task load of data-intensive enterprises, and satisfy data processing including big data, operation analysis, enterprise file sharing and collaboration, etc.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization products provide advanced open source enterprise virtualization capabilities that enable customers to optimize traditional virtualization workloads and provide an entry point for cloud deployments through OpenStack. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization helps enterprise customers streamline and optimize traditional virtualized infrastructure while laying the foundation for private cloud capabilities.
middleware GFC software company.
Red Hat JBoss Middleware helps organizations evolve their middleware infrastructure by providing the tools needed to rapidly build systems that connect people, processes and information together. The main products of Red Hat JBoss middleware are Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, JBoss Web Server, JBoss Data Grid, JBoss Developer Studio, JBoss Portal, JBoss Operational Network, JBoss Fuse (Enterprise Service Bus-ESB), JBoss A- MQ (messaging middleware), JBoss Data Virtualization, JBoss Fuse Service Works, JBoss BRMS, JBoss BPM Suite, etc.
(1) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat released its latest flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, in June 2014. Based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system, organizations can consolidate bare metal servers, virtual machines, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) to build a robust and robust data center environment to meet changing business needs.
(2) Red Hat Satellite
Red Hat Satellite is a comprehensive solution that provides complete lifecycle management of Red Hat systems through provisioning software distribution, patch and configuration management, and subscription management for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. The tools required to decommission a system provide a separate management console and methodology.GFC software company,