Red Hat: Happy Linux Partners, Disappointed RHT Investors

Red Hat’s (NYSE: RHT) Q4 2013 earnings disappointed investors. But here’s a riddle for channel partners: How many other software ecosystems can you find where sales are still growing nearly 20 percent annually? Plus, Red Hat is investing in storage, cloud computing, management and Big Data technologies — areas that could provide more long-term growth opportunities for channel partners — despite apparent concerns from Wall Street.