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Red Hat has become the one of the most successful providers of open source technology to the enterprise. It is going from strength to strength, partly as a result of the increasing role of open source in enterprise IT, as illustrated by the rise of open source-centric application containers.


  • Red Hat is profiting from the increasing use of open source software.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand that application containers help Red Hat provide a consistent environment from development to production.
  • Understand that Red Hat should make more of its multi-platform credentials.

Key questions answered

  • How does OpenShift provide an end-to-end container-based platform?
  • Why is management a key capability in the hybrid environment?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Red Hat profits from the increasing use of open source software

  • Red Hat should look to strengthen its ability to help enterprises involve themselves in open source
  • Red Hat fuels and benefits from the rise of application containers

Application containers help Red Hat provide a consistent environment from development to production

  • OpenShift provides an end-to-end container-based platform

Red Hat should make more of its multi-platform credentials

  • Management is a key capability in the hybrid environment


  • Further reading

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