Red Hat Grows Linux Revenues, Displacing Unix and SUSE

Growth for Red Hat is coming at a time when the market remains competitive across multiple sectors. For enterprise workloads, Red Hat’s CEO sees it now as a battle between Linux and Microsoft Windows.

“As enterprises are looking to deploy new workloads, obviously, the choice is Windows or Linux now, and we believe we’re winning a lot larger share of those,” Whitehurst said. “A lot of our share take isn’t directly from somebody ripping out a Windows server to put it in a Linux server, it’s more, as applications sunset, they’re more likely to have been on UNIX or Windows and are now more likely to move to Linux.”