A conversation with IDC: How enterprise Linux can support hybrid cloud environments

Cloud-based infrastructure investments are a priority for organizations as they shift toward open hybrid and multicloud deployments. “Hybrid” means organizations can implement cloud with one foot in the datacenter, while “open” allows for portability across on- and off-premise environments and providers. When done right, these open environments provide the ability for uninterrupted integration of services and interoperability, allowing for greater agility and speed of deployment. They can also unlock access to optimal services and applications, along with options specifically designed to meet industry requirements. Join IDC and Red Hat to discover how enterprise Linux® can serve as the back bone for your hybrid cloud environments.


Penny Madsen | Senior Research Director, IDC

Penny Madsen is a senior research director for IDC's BuyerView research, focusing on Cloud Pulse, which provides quarterly insights into cloud adoption and investment trends. Her research covers software and infrastructure trends, offering insights that help leading vendors and infrastructure providers to develop strategy for future customer deployment scenarios.

Chris Wells | Senior Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

Chris Wells is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, leading the team responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for Red Hat Enterprise Linux since 2017. Before moving over to the Platforms team, Chris was the Product Owner for Red Hat Satellite. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Red Hat Satellite business, including business, technical, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to that, he worked as the Senior Manager of Product Marketing for the Management team. In this position, he was responsible for leading a team of Product Marketing Managers tasked with marketing all products, including Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms.

Dan Pacek | Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

Dan Pacek is a Competitive Intelligence and Market Analyst at Red Hat. He performs ongoing, real-time research and analysis of customer requirements and vendor offerings in the enterprise server and software markets. His analysis is a key component in the development and deployment decisions that keep Red Hat’s platform product and service offerings competitive.