Who is Red Hat?

Red Hat® is more than a software company. We're the bridge between the communities that create open source software and the enterprise customers who use it. Red Hat makes the rapid innovation of open source technology consumable in mission-critical, enterprise environments. Read the company overview.


Empowering enterprises and changing the world

Red Hat combines a superior development model with a customer-friendly business model that gives customers the choice, flexibility, and power to build an IT infrastructure that solves their business problems and makes their IT a strategic advantage.

We do this by sharing. We share our expertise, our code, and our knowledge. We sell subscriptions for enterprise technology and services, we stand up for open source ideals, and we foster greater participation in the open source process. Red Hat is a catalyst for a technology movement that has already changed the world.