Microsoft vs Red Hat

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Microsoft
Based on 793 reviews.
Red Hat
Based on 72 reviews.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community. Founded in 1993, Red Hat has its corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, with satellite offices worldwide. Red Hat has become associated to a large extent with its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with the acquisition of open-source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat also offers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an enterprise virtualization product. Red Hat provides storage, operating system platforms, middleware, applications, management products, and support, training, and consulting services.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SharePoint: Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
SSIS: PKP Energetyka, UniCredit Bank, Mostar, waldwasser, Ashok leyland, Florida Atlantic University, Stadt Frankfurt am Main
SCCM: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Windows Process Activation Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Harris Farm Markets, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, Green Prefab, 343 Industries, SM Prime, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
Windows Server AppFabric: OSIsoft
Microsoft .NET Framework: Curtin University, Rockwell Automation, Aruba Networks, Insurity Inc., City of Barcelona, Pennsylvania DCNR, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, A1 Telekom Austria AG, Eastman Chemical Company
Microsoft System Center: Kassen_rztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein, Magyar Telekom Nyrt., Adeka, QualCare, Aeriandi, UniCredit Bank d.d., Mostar, Allianz Australia Ltd., Grupo Familia
IIS: Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Hyper-V: Large customer base from all industries, all over the world. Two major Hyper-V customers are Telefonica and EmpireCLS.
Xamarin Platform: Cinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
Microsoft Azure App Service: Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
Microsoft Azure API Management: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Windows Server: Rakuten, Rackspace, Tyco
Microsoft Azure DevOps: Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
RHEV: Qualcomm and Bonham's Auction House.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops: Casio, Telef‹nica, British Airways
JBoss: Tata Sky, Nissan, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Novamedia, American Product Distributors, Advanced Micro Devices, Emirates Group, E*TRADE
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform: APD, Banco Azteca, Roche, Tata Sky, Frost Bank
JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform: ANSES, Mazda Austria
Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization: Genentech
JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform: State of Tennessee, The Emirates Group, Mazda Austria, Frost Bank, ING-DiBa AG, Mexico's Secretariat of Social Development, Tata Sky
Ansible: HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank
Red Hat Satellite: Baloise Bank SoBa, ETH Zurich, Munich Airport, ING-DiBa, Produban
RHEL: Travel Channel
Red Hat Ceph Storage: Dell, DreamHost
Red Hat Gluster Storage: NTT Plala, McMaster University, University of Basque Country, Goodtech ASA, Cox Automotive, Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), SaskTel, Glashart Media, Casio
3scale API Management: Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, Typeform
Red Hat Mobile Application Platform: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Amadeus, Barclays, Lenovo, ATOS, TransUnion, Cox Automotive
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