Subscription revenue for the period was also up, growing 20% year-on-year to US$531 million. It comprised 89% of the total revenue.
The company's financial year runs from March to February and these results are for the period June to August 2016.
Red Hat, thus, remains on target to better its US$2 billion revenue figure recorded for the previous financial year. The company has forecast annual revenue of between US$2.415 billion and US$2.435 billion.
Red Hat president and chief executive Jim Whitehurst said in a statement: "Red Hat's second quarter revenue results were highlighted by 18% in year-over-year growth for our infrastructure offerings combined with 33% in year-over-year growth for our application development and other emerging technologies.
"Digital transformation and hybrid cloud computing are changing how applications are built, deployed, and managed. As organisations adopt agile application development technologies such as Linux containers, they are able to rely on Red Hat as their strategic partner to modernise their infrastructure and application development platforms."