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Burlington Coat Factory Chooses Red Hat to Support Linux-Based Solutions
DurhamUnited States, September 7, 1999
Top Retail Vendor Benefits from Red Hat's Unmatched Linux Expertise for Nationwide Deployment of Official Red Hat Linux on Dell Servers
Red HatÂ©, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), a leading provider of open source Linux-based operating system (OS) solutions today announced that Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (NYSE: BCF) has purchased support services from Red Hat for its nationwide Linux deployment.
Under the agreement, Red Hat Services will provide telephone-based support to more than 260 Burlington Coat stores nationwide (including subsidiaries). Red Hat will configure, install and provide ongoing maintenance for customized Dell OptiPlex (R) PCs and PowerEdge servers running factory installed Red Hat Linux. The Red Hat Linux OS-based systems will host Burlington Coat Factory's Gift Registry and will facilitate all other in-store functions, such as inventory control and receiving.
"We believe that no one understands open source development and Linux better than Red Hat. Red Hat's OS and technical support talent will help us streamline and accelerate our nationwide deployment of Linux-based business systems," said Michael Prince, CIO, Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation.
"Burlington Coat Factory is a clear example of a business-critical retail operation that needed the power, flexibility and stability of the Official Red Hat Linux OS and Red Hat's unmatched technical support expertise to accelerate deployment nationwide," said Carolyn Sporano, Business Unit Manager, Services, Red Hat, Inc.
The financial terms of the support contract are not being disclosed by either company.
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