December 13, 2005
Performance boost virtually assured
Although Red Hat Inc. is based in Raleigh, N.C., the company runs a sizeable office more than 700 miles to the north in Westford, Mass. Why? To tap the considerable pool of talented enterprise engineers living in the area, many of whom moved there years ago to work for Digital Equipment Corp. and other IT firms in the Boston area. The Westford outpost is also an indicator of Red Hat's true direction. The company that helped build credibility for Linux wants to operate not just as an open-source OS company, but as a solution provider of enterprise software.