Red Hat Expands into India

Research Triangle Park

United States, November 9, 2000

New Operation in India Strengthens Red Hat's Offerings to Customers in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

Red Hat, a leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure, today announced that it has joined forces with Clover Technologies Pvt Limited to open Red Hat India Pvt Limited.

This joint venture will deliver Red Hat software, support and services to customers in India.

Commenting on this joint venture, Javed Tapia said: "India has traditionally been a strong Unix market and Red Hat is the most widely used Linux distribution. The opening of this office comes at a time when demand for Linux among businesses in this marketplace is rapidly increasing. We will now be able to provide customers with the entire range of Red Hat solutions on a regional basis."

Colin Tenwick, vice president and general manager of Red Hat EMEA added: "The opening of this office is in response to the rapid adoption of Red Hat Linux in the subcontinent. India is one of the leading software development countries in the world. Demand for open source solutions from the Indian markets is rising and Red Hat wants to play a major role in this region. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this marketplace a complete range of Red Hat solutions and support."

About Clover Technologies
Founded in 1992 by Javed Tapia an MBA from Duke University, Clover Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (CTPL) is an established Indian software house providing Strategic Business Solutions in the areas of Linux, Oracle and Internet / E-commerce. Its focus on delivering timely quality solutions using innovative and flexible delivery models, such as the lab-on-hire, has enabled it to build a loyal global customer base.

Its penchant for solving complex business issues using technology is demonstrated by it being one of the first companies to offer complete Oracle services on Red Hat Linux and the successful implementation of solutions using front line technologies, especially in the Internet/E-commerce domain.

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