Ten Art-ni and Red Hat Expand Business Partnership in Japan Enabling Distribution and Support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Application Server

Tokyo And Raleigh

United States, August 31, 2004

New Agreement Enables Ten Art-ni to Integrate and Support Entire Line of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solutions as well as the Red Hat Application Server.

Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise and Ten Art-ni (TSE: 3744), a leading Japanese open source technology integrator, today announced that they have expanded their business partnership to enable Ten Art-ni to integrate and deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Application Server.

The expanded partnership includes the following:

  • Ten Art-ni will expand existing support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to also provide Red Hat Application Server support.
  • Ten Art-ni will provide the professional services with Red Hat Application Server for the customers who wants to build the system with open source application environment.
  • Red Hat and Ten Art-ni co-market the open source applications business with Linux in Japan.

Since its founding in 1997, Ten art-ni has built its business on core technologies such as Java and Linux. Ten Art-ni's company-wide mission is to continually incorporate the most cutting-edge technologies into their offerings while addressing customer business challenges. Ten Art-ni consults pre-development research, analysis, and system design with the objective of closely tailoring systems to each customer's business needs. Ten Art-ni made successful intial public offering at Tokyo Stock Exchange on August 5, 2004, and now the only listed company at TSE who offers open source solutions as their core business.

"We have had great success delivering Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions to our customers" said Nobuo Kita, President and CEO at Ten Art-ni."Based on customer feedback, supporting Red Hat Application Server and open source J2EE applications is the next phase of our business relationship with Red Hat. We look forward to our continued joint success in providing the Japanese market with integrated open source solutions."

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been widely adopted quickly in Japan," said Steve McWhirter, Vice President Sales, Red Hat Asia-Pacific. "Ten Art-ni is not only a leading provider of Linux solutions, but also a business leader in tailored application consulting and development with open source technology in Japan. Expanding our partnership to include support of Red Hat Application Server is natural next step."

For more information, please call [Japan] 81-3(5298)2855 or visit http://www.10art-ni.co.jp.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com

About Ten Art-ni

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Ten Art-ni is a leading IT solution provider and has built its business on open source software technologies. Ten Art-ni provides professional services ranging from pre-development research, analysis and system design to system development and support for each customer’s business needs. For more information,visit http://www.10art-ni.co.jp.

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