What is Red Hat?
Red Hat, Inc. is an American IBM subsidiary software company that provides open source software products to enterprises. Founded in 1993, Red Hat has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, with other offices worldwide.
Red Hat has become associated to a large extent with its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With the acquisition of open-source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss, Red Hat also offers Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), an enterprise virtualization product. Red Hat provides storage, operating system platforms, middleware, applications, management products, and support, training, and consulting services.
Is RedHat Free?
Though Red Hat Linux is an open source product, not all the Red Hat items are available for free. They provide options for purchases and subscriptions for the products that are not available for free.
Red Hat is primary sponsor of Fedora Project, a community-supported free software project that aims to promote the rapid progress of free and open-source software and content.
What can you do with RedHat?
As said earlier the Red Hat is one of the leading providers to the Linus kernel to the open source community. Engineers in Red Hat work and help to improve the features and reliability, and also the security features to confirm that the infrastructure performs well and remain stable. A sincere working capability with no relation to use case and workloads, the company also offers dedicated support team and field personnel with relevant guidance to make the best out of the Linux platform.
There is a good number of a use case for Red Hat-
- Red Hat virtualization
- Storage, OS platforms
- Management products
- It creates, maintains and contribute to many free software projects.