Red Hat Steps Up Virtualisation Drive, Announces Cloud Computing Plans

Red Hat is putting an extra effort in its virtualisation software products, which is seeing significant growth across global markets.

Red Hat, the well known Linux distribution vendor, also known for its open source software, has confirmed a number growth initiatives for the coming 2012, thus underlining a growing demand for technologies that comes along with cloud computing and virtualisation.

Just recently, an announcement came from the company that it was looking forward to expand its businesses in Australia and New Zealand apart from Europe and North America where it already enjoys quite a bit of popularity.

"We’re seeing a few things happen in the market that are driving interest in Red Hat’s open source solutions," said Max McLaren, managing director for Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand.

He continued, “we expect virtualisation and cloud computing will play a more important role in the channel during 2011, and we plan to focus on working with partners to drive their business in this (Australia and New Zealand) area."

As the company intends to penetrate further into the territory of cloud computing, Red Hat is likely to undergo a major recruitment process throughout the year, making the size of its staff at the North Carolina headquarters almost twice of what it is now, the company revealed earlier this year.