Red Hat


Founded in 1993, Red Hat is the premier Linux and open source provider. Red Hat is the recognized leader in enterprise solutions that take full advantage of the quality and performance provided by using the open source model. With Red Hat, enterprise hardware and software vendors have a standard platform on which to certify their technology. Red Hat Israel was founded in 2008, when Red Hat acquired Qumranet, an Israeli startup the founder and developer of KVM. Red Hat offers a wide range of consulting and engineering services to make enterprise open source deployments successful from complete Linux migration to client-directed engineering to custom software development and has broad expertise in open source technology. Red Hat is a significant contributor and maintainer of major open source software including Linux, GNU, and Apache Web server. Several Red Hat engineers are prominent open source developers and members of the open source community. Red Hat, Rated as CIO Insight Magazine’s Most Valued Vendor for the second consecutive year, Red Hat maintains the highest value and reliability rankings among its customers, and is the most recognized Linux brand in the world. Red Hat serves global enterprises through technology and services made possible by the open source model.


Mrs. Livnat Peer is an Engineering manager at Red Hat, the World’s Open Source Leader, where she has been working for the past 6 years. She is a maintainer and board member in oVirt, as well as an active contributor in the OpenStack community. Livnat is holding an M.Sc degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mr. Nir Yechiel has more than 6 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in customer services, pre-sale engineering, and network consultancy. He has extensive knowledge of network design and architecture in the enterprise routing and switching and Service Provider areas, specializing in large-scale IP routing and MPLS. Before joining Red Hat as product manager for the Cloud and Virtualization teams, Nir worked as customer services engineer and then product services specialist at ECI Telecom, and as a network engineer for the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco.

Mrs. Michal (miki) Kenneth is a Director, managing the Software Engineering Center in Red Hat Israel. She has over 30 years of experience in development, R&D and product management in various companies from incumbents and small start-up companies (like: Nicecom and Crescendo Systems) to well establishes companies, including Daisy and 3Com. Miki joined Red Hat, during the acquisition of Qumranet in 2008, where she served as Product Manager. Qumranet, was Israeli start-up well known for developing KVM and virtualization management platform. In Red Hat, Miki joined the Virtualization business unit and handled the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization