Red Hat and IBM Deliver Linux Solutions for IBM Servers

Research Triangle Park

United States, November 27, 2001

Red Hat to Deliver Packaged and Customized Solutions for the entire IBM eServer Product Line

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) today announced it will collaborate with International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) to deliver open source software solutions, services and support for the entire IBM eServer product line.

Building on Red Hat's early support of the xSeries platform, the Linux distribution partner today announced its support for the IBM eServer zSeries, iSeries and pSeries platforms.

Red Hat support for IBM eServer platforms include:
  • zSeries mainframes (64 bit kernel);
  • iSeries integrated servers for small and medium business (32 bit kernel);
  • pSeries UNIX servers (32 bit kernel); and
  • xSeries Intel-based server (32 and 64 bit kernel).

For the IBM eServer product line, Red Hat will provide a base solution offering that includes the award winning Red Hat Linux operating system, product support services and professional services, as well as an upgrade offering. Red Hat will also provide a wide array of service upgrades.

"IBM's tremendous presence in the server market, combined with Red Hat's leadership in innovative, mission-critical open source solutions, provides unmatched solutions to enterprise customers worldwide," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat.

The materials offered as part of the solution set will include: platform-specific CDs and manuals; support services via telephone, email and Internet; and professional services for customized engineering and onsite configuration. Customers will also have upgrade options for the OS customization and integration services.

"A growing number of IBM's customers choose Red Hat Linux to run on the IBM eServer platforms because of its reliability and low maintenance costs," said John Callies, vice president, IBM eServer marketing, Server Group. "The company has also been cited for its services and support, as well as its stature as a trusted open source brand."

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