Nonetheless, increased pressure will likely weaken the company's top-line momentum as well as its ability to acquire new business.
What's more, the sequential and year-over-year improvements in its margins may soon show signs of weakness in the coming quarters.
The days of Red Hat being considered only a Linux niche business are over as the company is now (deservedly) highly regarded as a true threat to the likes of Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. But now those competitors are coming to take back that business.
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