Is Red Hat the new Oracle?

Locking in? Trying to replicate its Linux success in the cloud, Red Hat said it will not support Red Hat Linux customers who run a non-Red Hat OpenStack distribution.

Why the operating system still (kind of) matters

Canonical founder and space traveler Mark Shuttleworth came on the Structure Show this week to discuss Ubuntu’s role as the operating system of choice for cloud computing. As OpenStack takes precedence over the operating system, he argues, Red Hat’s licensing can’t last.

Red Hat and Hortonworks fuse Hadoop and cloud in new partnership

Red Hat and Hortonworks are integrating a number of technologies to give joint customers a more seamless experience running their Hadoop workloads on private cloud or virtualized infrastructure. In an upstart market worth billions, it helps to have friends like Red Hat.