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Red Hat’s announcement this week that it has “acquired the assets and technology” of Permabit Technology should eventually have a mixed bag of effects on data center operators of different types.
Permabit, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, provides software for data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Although the wording of Red Hat’s announcement makes it unclear whether it’s bought the company outright or just some portion of it, we know that 16 Permabit employees will be making a move to Red Hat. Also not disclosed was how much money changed hands in this transaction.
It’s easy to see why Red Hat would be interested in Permabit’s technology. Red Hat is a leader in the hybrid computing field, in which companies maintain on-premises data centers running private clouds while also incorporating public cloud services. This means that a majority of its customers are in charge of their own storage, making Permabit’s proprietary deduplication and compression technology’s ability to reduce storage capacity requirements a big plus. Big Red also gains data reduction software released last year, designed specifically for use with Linux.
Red Hat also has had an extensive close look at the technology it’s purchased. Last year, when developing its Linux products, Permabit announced it was collaborating with Red Hat to test and certify its VDO data reduction for Linux with Red Hat Ceph Storage and

 

VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft all offer better total cost of ownership than OpenStack distributions for private cloud deployments, according to a recent 451 Research report that tackles private cloud pricing. The big cost difference comes down to premium compensation people that are qualified to operate OpenStack private clouds demand.

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Aimed at helping organizations navigate the “mobile-first” economy, open source software company Red Hat has released its “enterprise mobility vision” which includes plans to expand deployment options for the FeedHenry platform and roll out new integrations with the existing Red Hat middleware product portfolio.

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Red Hat has reached a deal to acquire Irish enterprise mobile application platform provider FeedHenry for approximately €63.5 million (or roughly $81.8M USD), the companies announced Thursday. The acquisition enables Red Hat to support mobile application development in both public and private clouds.

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Red Hat has reached a deal to acquire Irish enterprise mobile application platform provider FeedHenry for approximately €63.5 million (or roughly $81.8M USD), the companies announced Thursday. The acquisition enables Red Hat to support mobile application development in both public and private clouds.

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Wednesday Red Hat announced first quarter results posting a 17 percent increase in revenue. According to the press release, “Our strong start to FY15 is a direct result of our ability to consistently deliver meaningful value to enterprise customers,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.…

 

Wednesday Red Hat announced first quarter results posting a 17 percent increase in revenue. According to the press release, “Our strong start to FY15 is a direct result of our ability to consistently deliver meaningful value to enterprise customers,” stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat.…

 

Open source software company Red Hat has agreed to acquire software-defined storage company Inktank, whose object and block storage technology helps customers scale their cloud storage to the exabyte-level on cost-effective commodity hardware.

 

In an effort to drive the development and adoption of new open-source technologies, Red Hat is taking a more active role in the CentOS Project, which oversees CentOS, a community-supported and produced Linux distribution that draws on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other open-source technologies.

 

Under a new partnership, IT hardware maker Dell and open source solution provider Red Hat will be jointly engineering private cloud solutions for enterprises based on OpenStack.

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