Next-Generation Internet Service Provider epicRealm to Deploy 1,000 Red Hat Linux Servers

Research Triangle Park

United States, April 6, 2000

Red Hat Provides Linux Backbone and Supporting Training and Consulting Services of New Global epicRealm e-Commerce Network

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), a leader in open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that epicRealm Inc.TM, will deploy more than 1,000 Red Hat Linux servers as part of its global e-commerce network. epicRealm, a global commerce delivery service provider, will also leverage Red Hat's powerful onsite consulting, support and training services to rapidly extend and enhance its Internet superstructure and global e-commerce delivery network.

"Red Hat's expertise in open source Internet solutions and powerful operation systems make them an ideal fit for epicRealm," said John Ferguson president and CEO of epicRealm ( "Red Hat is a forward looking Internet company that shares our vision to ensure businesses thrive in the new global e-marketplace."

epicRealm's worldwide network of servers enables e-business subscribers to dramatically transform and improve customers' online experiences through focused content distribution, traffic prioritization and customer interaction services. epicRealm's services include volatile content distribution, prioritization of Web traffic and content, and other site enhancement facilities aimed at improving customer loyalty.

"epicRealm is a prime example of the new class of Internet economy companies, like eToys and iCelebrate, that are rapidly embracing Red Hat as their preferred open source Internet infrastructure solution partner," said Billy Marshall, Sr. Dir., Product Management, Red Hat, Inc. "Red Hat Linux's fundamental flexibility, reliability and high availability, combined with our worldwide network of service offerings, creates a powerful, complete solution for companies racing to build and embrace the new Internet economy."

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