Red Hat's JBoss adds to earnings increase

The company has reported increased revenue for the quarter, with its JBoss middleware adding to its successes

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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