Red Hat adding 500+ jobs, including Raleigh, with focus on cloud computing

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RALEIGH – Red Hat is going on a hiring spree to bolster its further development of cloud computing efforts. The Raleigh-based firm that’s now part of IBM is adding “more than 500 new associates” accross North America with the new jobs coming primarily in Raleigh and Boston, a Red Hat spokesperson says. The emphasis is on hybrid cloud – in which customers work with Red Hat to link together private and public (such as Amazon Web Services) cloud for data operations such as storage and development. The additional Red Hat jobs is the latest in a series of hiring announcements by companies in the Triangle, including Apple, Fidelity Investments, Google and numerous life science firms. IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion two years ago, the major focus being cloud computing. Hybrid cloud is the hot space with Big Blue advertising its portfolio...