More and more companies are opting for the use of open-source technologies due to the great flexibility and agility they bring to processes. By having the freedom to work with the code, they can adapt it to the needs of the company at the time, without having to depend on a software update or a license, for example. Red Hat has become one of the companies that offers the most open-source solutions in the technology industry.
The speed that open-source tools bring to companies is impressive. “A great advantage of open source is the ability to take the versions of the community, start, understand if they can solve your business problem and start generating value immediately,” they commented on the matter in an article on the Enterprisers Project portal.
In addition, the cost-effectiveness of open source is often more profitable than a proprietary or paid-licensed solution. Also, they are scalable: the solutions can start from small to large, scaling according to the needs and growth of the company.
Red Hat is a technology company specializing in providing open source solutions to businesses and organizations. These solutions "include hybrid cloud infrastructures, middleware, agile integration, cloud application development, and automation and management solutions", Red Hat explained on its website.
The focus of this company is to be able to provide teams with flexible and solid solutions, facilitating work in different environments and platforms. In this way, Red Hat encourages businesses to work on innovation, improving both team workflows and the end-user experience with the platforms.
Today, more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies work with solutions from Red Hat, which has more than 100 locations in more than 40 countries. Since 2019, Red Hat has become part of IBM.
“Today at least 63% of IT leaders own a hybrid cloud infrastructure. 54% of those who do not own a hybrid cloud plan to do so within the next 24 months," they explained in the report titled "The State of Enterprise Open Source 2020".
Scalability and flexibility are the fundamental characteristics of the hybrid cloud, and it is what most attracts developers and teams. "Public or private clouds offer self-service capabilities to developers, in particular, the scalability and flexibility that operations teams need to manage applications at the pace of demand", Red Hat detailed in an article on its website.
By working with a hybrid cloud, we are adding “portability, orchestration, and management to workloads across two or more computing environments, typically a mix of private cloud (on-premises) and public cloud (off-premises)”, they detailed in Lucidchart.
“Hybrid cloud is a function, not an end state. It does not mean having a percentage of the applications in a public cloud, another in a private cloud and another in computers without an operating system. It's about being able to move, adapt and adjust as you see fit and based on your needs,” said Stefanie Chiras, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Business Unit.
One of the great advantages of working with open source solutions from Red Hat is that the developer community is huge. This has allowed Red Hat solutions to have a strong enough support that more and more companies adopt their tools.
“Through our unique development model, we start with a community-created open source software system and build each project to strengthen security, fix bugs, patch vulnerabilities, and add new features. We then contribute these improvements to each project so that the entire open source community can benefit,” the company said on its website.
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