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Red Hat Names Mark White General Manager for Asia-Pacific Operations
Research Triangle ParkUnited States, December 15, 1999
Seasoned UNIX and Open Source Executive to Lead Expansion of Red Hat's Full Range of Linux-based Operating System Software and Support in Asia-Pacific
Prior to joining Red Hat, Mark was director of UNIX marketing in Asia-Pacific for Compaq and responsible for the integration and sales positioning of their Alpha, Intel and Tandem UNIX product sets. He also led Compaq's open source marketplace initiative in Asia-Pacific. Prior to Compaq, he managed the UNIX and telecommunications business activities for Tandem Computers and led the IT operations and development for the Bell Atlantic International subsidiary. Mark's involvement in UNIX and the open source community includes vice presidency of the Australian UNIX and Open Source User Group (AUUG), the largest entity of its type in the southern hemisphere.
"We are excited to have Mark lead Red Hat's Asia-Pacific initiatives. He joins us with extensive experience in developing enterprise focused sales and support operations and an invaluable commitment to open source," said Matthew Szulik, President and CEO of Red Hat, Inc. "Red Hat Asia-Pacific will give users the infrastructure to provide open source solutions and support to Asia-Pacific companies moving business and Internet systems to Red Hat Linux."
"As the Asia-Pacific region continues to emerge and mature, the IT market demands reliable, cost-effective and scalable solutions," said Mark White, the general manager of Red Hat, Inc. Asia-Pacific. "We recognize that Asia-Pacific presents increased growth opportunities for Red Hat to provide emerging businesses the freedom of open source solutions and the expertise to take full advantage of them. I am excited to join Red Hat and to lead their expansion efforts in these markets."
The Red Hat Asia-Pacific office is a part of Red Hat's recent international expansion efforts. Red Hat has international locations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
Open source momentum
International Data Corp. (IDC) research states that Linux-based operating systems were the fastest-growing server operating environment in 1998, growing more than 190 percent in that year alone and capturing more than 15.8 percent of the 4.4 million revenue shipment server operating environment market. Red Hat's numerous alliances with industry leaders and the demand for Linux-based applications has created open source support from many of the industry's leading software and hardware manufacturers, including CompaqÂ®, Computer Associates, Corel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Netscape, Novell, OracleÂ® and SAPÂ®. Red Hat Linux runs on Intel, Alpha and Sun SPARC platforms.
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