Article by jianglanbo0607
In 2008, when Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has just assumed office, he proposed “three years to $ 1 billion turnover,” the company’s goals. $ 1 billion was double the annual revenue of Red Hat, for this open-source software vendors, many people use this as a “new government took office,” the enthusiasm did not really believe. The deadline to May 31, 2011 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 earnings data, Red Hat-quarter total revenue $ 264.7 million, the “billion dollar” goal seems to be really far away. Cloud computing to speed up the achievement of this objective. Since 2009, Red Hat began to launch cloud computing software products and services, and make their own cloud computing corporate positioning. In the cloud computing industry chain, Microsoft, IBM and other major traditional IT vendors are looking for their opportunities and locations, Red Hat is positioning itself as the “infrastructure provider.” This means that the cloud of the three levels of service (SaaS Software as a Service, PaaS platform as a service and IaaS infrastructure as a service), Red Hat have the appropriate product and services support. Demand determines the market. In the hot concept of cloud computing for several years, enterprises have begun to cloud applications from SaaS to PaaS, and IaaS depth. SaaS services in the pay-on, users need to combine the characteristics of their own enterprises development, testing, deployment and other features of online software products. And this can provide a programming language for architecture, technology gave birth to a new software platform has become the cradle of suppliers. “Cloud computing core technology analysis,” a book author, founder of Wu Donghua even people Yun said: “Based on the understanding of cloud computing, I think because of PaaS in the use and cost advantages, in the long run, it will be very Cloud computing may be the best alternative to the mainstream IaaS model. ” Deep in the PaaS, and IaaS driven applications, cloud computing changes in the software industry is becoming increasingly apparent. The first is software development methods. With an open platform, open source, open software community to develop more and more. Open-source vendors is to contact the business community and business applications, companies like this can capture the community’s needs and the latest technology trends, to achieve the commercialization of open source software products, both commercial profit and ways to promote community operations. In addition to the community to know that “geeks”, users are among them. Close contact with the demand, bringing the most direct effect is to make the software development cycle significantly shortened. Noda Consulting study shows that in the software development cycle, from feasibility analysis and development plans, requirements analysis, software design, program coding, software testing and software maintenance and other aspects of cloud computing will have a 5% to 70% acceleration effect. Similarly, the user will be more convenient way to buy, you can always buy and timely entry into force, and through the network service application. More importantly, changes in software and services gradually blurred the boundaries between the service mode to change. On the relationship between software and services industry has long been controversial. Party that the basic free software, software services, the introduction of fee; the other that the service only as a support and back-up departments, the software itself is still the main source of income. And now it seems more pragmatic approach is “packaged” for sale. For example, a program can be both software products IaaS or PaaS, cloud computing also provides consulting services and products. Will also provide appropriate training courses. Cloud-based software consulting and services will become a corporate profit growth.