Red Hat's new chief executive, Jim Whitehurst, has his eyes on the sky.
The former Delta Airlines chief operating officer, who took the reins of the most established open-source software company from Matthew Szulik in January, names cloud computing as a top priority. Loosely speaking, the term refers to computing services available to anyone online rather than custom data centers isolated within corporate confines, but it also dovetails with the general idea of computing services running at massive scale on a more flexible infrastructure.
"The clouds will all run Linux," Whitehurst said in an interview.
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