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Unisys and Red Hat to Deliver Enterprise Linux Solutions
RaleighUnited States, September 7, 2004
Partnership scales Linux to the heart of the enterprise data center
Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has joined the Red Hat Partner Community. In doing so, Unisys and Red Hat plan to offer an integrated Linux solution to enterprise customers Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the full line of Unisys server products, supported worldwide by trained and dedicated Unisys service personnel.
The partnership spans an array of initiatives, including: joint marketing; customer support; the continued development of Open Source roadmaps; training; and dedicated engineering personnel. This announcement reinforces Red Hat's strategy to work with partners and open source developers to create quality enterprise options for customers building Open Source architectures -- and reinforces the Unisys strategy to develop the ecosystem around Intel-based platforms capable of supporting the most exacting needs of the enterprise data center.
"CIOs are increasingly looking to standardize their data center environments on Intel platforms and move away from expensive, proprietary Unix/RISC-based systems," said Chander Khanna, vice president, Unisys platform marketing. "As the acknowledged leader in the delivery of high-end Intel solutions, Unisys is ideally suited to capitalize on new opportunities within the growing number of organizations selecting Red Hat Linux. Working with Red Hat, Unisys will help customers create flexible and robust Linux-based solutions designed to meet their specific needs -- it's a giant leap forward in developing a mission-critical ecosystem around the Linux operating environment."
The full line of Intel-based Unisys ES7000 servers, running on both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors, from 4-way to 32-way, will be available with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Through the Unisys 3D-Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) methodology, Unisys consultants are already helping organizations understand the implications of business decisions from the corporate boardroom to the heart of the enterprise data center. The many benefits of 3D-VE are now available to customers choosing to implement a Red Hat based solution and realize the economic benefits of standardizing on Linux with the ES7000.
"With its heritage in mainframe-class, mission-critical technological innovation as well as deep experience in supporting key vertical applications, Unisys is a perfect fit for Red Hat's continued commitment to further enhance the abilities of Linux in the enterprise space," said Mike Evans, vice president of Partner Development at Red Hat. "Together, we are committed to making ES7000 a platform of choice for the Linux operating environment in the enterprise data center. Red Hat is eager to work with Unisys to provide more choices for customers deploying open source."
The first Unisys server solutions integrated with Red Hat Enterprise Linux are available immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.unisys.com/products/es7000__linux/.
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