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Red Hat continues steady march toward $5 billion revenue goal

The last time I spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, in June 2016, he had set a pretty audacious goal for his company to achieve $5 billion in revenue. At the time, that seemed a bit far-fetched. After all, his company had just become the first open-source company to surpass $2 billion in revenue. Getting to five represented a significant challenge because, as he pointed out, the bigger you get, the harder it becomes to keep the growth trajectory going. But the company has continued to thrive and is on…

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Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

Today, more than ever, its open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. Theres Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another platform Cloud Foundry has changed the way enterprises are developing their internal and external services. Cloud Foundry falls under the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) umbrella, which essentially makes it the PaaS counterpart to OpenStacks infrastructure-as-a-service. The promise of Cloud Foundry is that it abstracts all of the grunt…

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Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software

Dharmesh Thakker is a general partner at Battery Ventures and a former managing director at Intel Capital. More posts by this contributor: How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses The Money In Open-Source Software Max Schireson is the former CEO of open-source database company MongoDB and is currently an executive-in-residence at Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor: The Money In Open-Source Software Dan Nguyen-Huu is an associate at Battery Ventures. More posts by this contributor: How viral open-source startups can build themselves into enterprise-IT powerhouses Many of todays hottest new…

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