Landmark standardizes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux


United States, April 11, 2005

Leading Oil & Gas software and services provider chooses Red Hat to power software, hosting and consulting business.

In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is being added to Landmark's list of supported platforms for Landmark's suite of integrated exploration and production software technology. Landmark plans to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux on 200 software developer workstations and high-end server systems.

"Many of our customers are moving towards a Linux solution as an alternative to current Unix platforms," said Jonathan Lewis, vice president, Innovation and Marketing for Halliburton's Digital and Consulting Solutions division. "Landmark chose to align with the market leader, Red Hat, because of its commitment to the Open Source community and its relationship with commercial OEM hardware and ISV organizations. This investment assures that we can move with them in an open, flexible fashion."

"Using Red Hat Network with Provisioning in our "Workflow on Demand" services center allows Landmark to deliver ultra-fast, mutli-compute node scalability at a relatively low cost to our customers," Lewis added. "The reduced cycle time provides cost savings and increased accuracy for some of the oil and gas industries' key business processes."

"Landmark and Red Hat are working together to better understand and meet the unique processing and data management needs of upstream oil and gas organizations," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "Red Hat Network with Provisioning will help keep costs down in a rapidly changing and growing environment while Landmark applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux will deliver an integrated solution to Landmark's end customers in oil and gas."

Halliburton's Landmark is the leading supplier of software and services for the upstream oil and gas industry. The company's software solutions span exploration, production, drilling, business decision analysis and data management. Landmark offers a broad range of consulting services that enable customers to optimize their technical, business and decision processes.

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