Red Hat has suspended operations in Russia, dealing another blow to the country following its invasion of Ukraine.
Red Hat is a subsidiary of IBM and the maker of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux, widely used to power servers around the world. The company has now joined the plethora of companies that are withdraw from Russia.
While relevant sanctions should guide many of our actions, we have taken additional steps as a company. Effective immediately, Red Hat is discontinuing sales and services in Russia and Belarus (for both organizations located or headquartered in Russia or Belarus). This includes discontinuing partner relationships with organizations based or headquartered in Russia or Belarus.
In addition to suspending its operations in Russia, Red Hat is also working to help its employees in Ukraine get to safety.
The safety, security and well-being of our associates remains our top priority. The cross-functional team we created several weeks ago is in direct contact with every Red Hatter in Ukraine and Russia and will continue to ensure they have the support and resources they need. We have helped Red Hatters in Ukraine and their families (including spouses, children and family members) move safely to neighboring countries and continue to help those who remain in the country of all possible ways.