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Red Hat CEO: We Won't Make Money From PaaS for Years

Aug 18, 2011, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The sales pipeline is tiny, so I don't expect them to generate material revenue and certainly not profitability for a couple of years," Whitehurst said. "There is a lot of activity around these things, but you need to understand that most companies, especially in open source, don't pay until something goes into production."

Whitehurst noted that in his view there aren't many major enterprises running production iterations of PaaS or IaaS at this point. He sees adoption at this point coming from developers and testers rather than production applications.

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