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Can Red Hat do for OpenStack what it did for Linux?
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Red Hat hopes freshly-announced commercial OpenStack cloud computing distribution will propel it through next decade of growth
Red Hat made its first $1 billion commercializing Linux. Now, it hopes to make even more doing the same for OpenStack.
Red Hat executives say OpenStack – the open source cloud computing platform – is just like Linux. The code just needs to be massaged into a commercially-hardened package before enterprises will really use it. But just because Red Hat successfully commercialized Linux does not guarantee its OpenStack effort will go as well.
At the company’s annual Summit in Boston this month, Red Hat made what Red Hat executive vice president of products and technology Paul Cormier said was the biggest announcement in the nine years that the company has been running the show. Integrating OpenStack into its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system, the company hopes, will propel it through the next decade of growth.