Red Hat Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Boston

In early January, Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise software, and the Hariri Institute for Computing announced a groundbreaking partnership aimed at advancing research into emerging and translational technologies, such as cloud computing and big data platforms. During a five-year partnership, Red Hat will invest a total of $5 million in creating the Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University (Red Hat Collaboratory @BU). The partnership is a follow-on of the very successful engagement of Red Hat with the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project, which is also hosted within the Hariri Institute for Computing.

On June 28, 2017, Red Hat opened the doors to a state-of-the-art Global Executive Briefing Center, a new Red Hat Engineering Lab, and the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. During a segment of CEO Corner on New England Cable News, Red Hat Executive Vice President Paul Cormier talks about the transportation options that having the space in Boston opens up to customers around the world, making Boston “the face of the company in terms of customers.” Cormier also recalls Boston being the “technology hub of the world” during the era of the minicomputer, and states that a big reason Red Hat is now in Boston is for university collaboration, adding that Red Hat is currently employing about 30 – 40 interns from Boston University in the new office as well as BU MOC engineers.

Watch the full 3-part interview:

The Role of Red Hat

Boston’s Evolution as a Tech Hub

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