Red Hat's JBoss middleware is landing big greenfield deals as well successes with established outfits like the NYSE Euronext. Red Hat has said its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will be its most ambitious release and designed for virtual, cloud and physical IT environments.
The company reported net income of $24.1m (£16.1m), or 12 cents a share for its fiscal first quarter. Excluding one-time items, Red Hat reported earnings of 18 cents a share, in line with Wall Street estimates. Revenue for the quarter was $209.1m, up 20 percent from a year ago.
On a conference call, Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst said JBoss is gaining momentum. Red Hat secured its first eight-figure customer win and middleware was a big part of the equation, he added.
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