Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

Summary: An Evercore survey of Red Hat partners---integrators, resellers and the like---point to continued strength for Red Hat.

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Red Hat reports its fiscal third quarter results on Monday and most indicators point to a solid year ahead, virtualization potential and rumblings about big data trends and Hadoop.

The company is expected to report third quarter earnings of 26 cents a share on revenue of $289.6 million.

However, an Evercore survey of Red Hat partners---integrators, resellers and the like---point to continued strength. Among the key data points:

  • 67 percent of Red Hat partners are expecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux sales to be strong in the year ahead. Specifically, 29 percent of partners see sales up 0 to 10 percent with 14 percent projecting sales growth of 10 percent to 20 percent. Another 14 percent expect sales growth of 20 percent to 30 percent.
  • Migrations from Unix continue to drive Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) demand. Thirty one percent of partners say Unix migrations are driving growth with another 27 percent citing current customers expanding their Red Hat spend.
  • The jury is out on JBoss. Forty-five percent of partners expected flat JBoss sales. A full 78 percent of partners expected demand to remain the same.
  • 52 percent of partners see potential for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. For the most part, partners are wait and see on Red Hat's virtualization.

Topics: Linux, Open Source

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  • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

    Go Redhat!
    Return_of_the_jedi
  • How long does it take Apple or MS?

    How long does it take Apple or MS to make $289 million in revenue?

    Linux: failing everyone everywhere.
    toddybottom
    • What is wrong with it?

      @toddybottom They are a company and growing based on their business model. So what is wrong with it? why it is failing? because another company can gain more than $289 million in less than a week, it means Redhat is failing?
      majidazimi
      • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

        @majidazimi
        Pay no attention to Toddy, once again trying to create an issue that does not exist.

        Kudos to Red Hat.
        daikon
    • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

      @toddybottom

      Linux doesn't make money. SUPPORT of Linux makes money and with their fragmented distro's that's money in the bank.
      PollyProteus
    • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

      @toddybottom
      Come back when your company makes 289M in revenue (per quarter). Otherwise just shut up.
      kirovs
      • Thanks kirovs

        @kirovs@...
        "Otherwise just shut up."

        The Linux community is so mature.
        toddybottom
    • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

      @toddybottom - so your big point is, MS and Apple charge way more for their comparable capability? Very true, very true.
      daboochmeister
    • RE: Red Hat has momentum into 2012, say partners

      @toddybottom

      Their profit is up 47% over last year. How is that failing? It's not the number, it's the fact that the company is growing... Oh, wait... I get it. It's toddybottom, who doesn't like anything open source.
      benched42
  • A mere 52% from the partners?

    I find that a bit disappointing that they could only muster 52% of their partners to say they see potential growth in the virtulization market with RHT. I guess if it isn't their focus on growth though, that really isn't to bad at all.
    Sadly for RHT, they have been phased out of my networks in favour of Debain and CentOS installs.
    ImRaptor