Red Hat Succeeds At Becoming $2B USD Open-Source Firm

Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 23 March 2016 at 08:28 AM EDT. 34 Comments
Red Hat has become the first open-source focused company to have two billion dollars in annual revenue.

Red Hat was expecting a few months ago they'd be able to break $2B USD in annual revenue and they've now succeeded -- merely four years after they became a billion dollar open-source firm.

More companies moving to the cloud have been a big help to Red Hat's stellar financial performance. More details on Red Hat's two billion dollar milestone can be found at
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