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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst On How He Plans To Win The Container Market

With the recent addition of CoreOS to its portfolio, Red Hat is primed to dominate the container space, the company's top executive said.

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Red Hat's Strategy To Dominate Containers

Red Hat's goal for its OpenShift container management platform is nothing short of total domination of one of the tech industry's hottest markets, according to the company's CEO, Jim Whitehurst.

At the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, Whitehurst sat down with CRN to discuss his team's laser-focus on positioning OpenShift, a container-native Platform-as-a-Service, as a flagship product that will drive the Raleigh, N.C.-headquartered company to new heights in the coming years.

That container strategy looks to capitalize on the market position of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and the recent acquisition of CoreOS, Whitehurst said.

The stability and security of Red Hat's ubiquitous operating system, when coupled with the ease-of-use CoreOS has built into its Linux and Kubernetes platforms, will propel OpenShift to the front of the container pack, Whitehurst said.

 
 
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