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[News] Red Hat Talks About SaaS, Biggest 'Competitor' is Customers

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Red Hat's Brian Stevens Explores the Evolution of the Cloud at 1st
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

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| He discussed the evolution of the cloud, and how to build a cloud and how 
| important data reliability is. 


An Open Source Vendor's Biggest Competitor: Its Customers?

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| When my colleague Charles Babcock spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, one 
| sentence that fairly leapt out at me was "[Red Hat's] biggest competitor is 
| simply people who stop buying subscriptions." So where do they go from there?  
| First, some context. The above statement appeared in a paragraph about the 
| value of software subscriptions as Red Hat's major revenue stream. Obviously 
| there are any number of reasons why people would stop buying Red Hat 
| subscriptions, with them finding another product line being one of the 
| biggest  Another would be that they've reached a comfortable plateau of 
| functionality for the time being and don't see a pressing need to throw more 
| money at stuff that simply goes unused.      



Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks About Slowdown, Virtualization, Linux

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| In an exclusive interview, Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst opens up about the open
| source software firm's short-term prospects in troubled times and longer-term
| opportunities for growth.


Red Hat Satellite launches first community upgrade

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| Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat Inc. has released a minor update to the Red Hat
| Network (RHN) Satellite a subscription-based systems management application
| that provisions, configures and updates large groups of servers and runs on
| the corporate network.


Red Hat: Crisis to boost open source

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| The global economic crisis would provide a boost for open source software,
| Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney this
| week.
| Whitehurst, who stopped over down under as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific
| region, said in an interview with ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet Australia
| that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology
| infrastructure and reduce spending.


No Recession at Red Hat

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| It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
| corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
| Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
| in the technology industry.


Microsoft sees slide in profits


Red Hat Exchange Doubles Quarterly Bookings, Boosts Zimbra and MySQL

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| The VAR Guy thought Red Hat Exchange — an online store the software company
| launched last year — would be an overnight hit. It wasn’t. But after some
| tinkering, Red Hat Exchange (RHX) seems to be taking off — and giving
| partners like MySQL and Zimbra a lift as well. In fact, the site’s bookings
| doubled in Red Hat’s most recent quarter, The VAR Guy has learned. Here’s how
| Red Hat got RHX on track.

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