Kerfi becomes Red Hat Advanced Partner in Sweden

Stockholm

United States, January 25, 2005

Partnership ensures open source solutions are available in Nordic region

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Kerfi has signed up as a Red Hat Advanced Partner in Sweden. The partnership will enable Kerfi to provide integration services, support and sales of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and related Red Hat products and services to customers in Sweden.


"Becoming a Red Hat Advanced partner will allow us to be a part of a strong and growing market in Sweden", said Magnus Wemby, Regional Manager for Kerfi AB. "Red Hat is a most welcome addition that completes our product range and allows us to offer a wider range of solutions to our customers."


Advanced Partners are regional market leaders who have made a commitment to offer Linux and open source solutions to their customers. Red Hat has over 40 Advanced Partners in Europe to enable businesses to purchase Linux-based solutions from trusted suppliers in their local region. Red Hat Advanced Partners have a strategic relationship with Red Hat which provides sales support and exclusive access to roadmap information.


"Linux and open source solutions are being adopted at an increasing pace in the Nordic region," said Werner Knoblich, Director of EMEA for Red Hat. "Market leaders such as Kerfi have deep experience in IT services and are well positioned to drive the adoption of Linux with their customers. We are pleased to welcome Kerfi to the growing list of Red Hat Advanced Partners in Europe."


"Kerfi will be a very important partner in extending our reach in Sweden.", said Magnus Svensson, Regional Manager for Red Hat in the Nordic region. "Together with Kerfi we now have resources to further helping our clients to adopt Red Hat's solutions on a much broader scale."


To learn more about Red Hat Partner Programmes please visit http://www.europe.redhat.com/partners/


About Kerfi


Kerfi AB is a leading information technology supplier on the Swedish market. As a specialist in technical infrastructure, Kerfi offers a smart and flexible alternative in terms of operational services based on insourcing and specialised outsourcing. Kerfi has specialist expertise in Systems Management and Service Management according to ITIL. As an adviser, Kerfi builds up close long-term collaboration with its customers where it takes on overall responsibility. Together with chosen partners, Kerfi offers solutions and services throughout the whole IT process, ranging from design, architecture and implementation to support, operation and administration. For more information, please visit www.kerfi.se.


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


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