Red Hat and Sirius team up to deliver integrated open source enterprise stack

London

United States, December 4, 2006
Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that UK based open source consulting firm , Sirius Corporation, has joined its Red Hat Advanced Partner Programme in Europe.


By partnering with Sirius Corporation, Red Hat is further extending its outreach to organisations looking to implement integrated, enterprise-class open source solutions. Sirius Corporation brings with it a reputation as a top-tier open source implementation specialist, responsible for some of the largest and most complex deployments of open source technologies in the UK.


Hitesh Patel, Red Hat Business Partner Manager for the UK and Ireland said: "Red Hat selects its Advanced Partners on the basis of specific verticals focus and the complementary capabilities to deliver a Linux-based solution. We are seeing a growing demand for enterprise-ready open source solutions especially within the public sector and financial industries, making the appointment of Sirius Corporation as an Advanced Red Hat partner a perfect fit for Red Hat."


Mark Taylor, CEO at Sirius Corporation commented: "Many of our clients are deploying mission-critical applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The decision to formalise our relationship with Red Hat came after they made the decision to move further up the software stack with the acquisition of JBoss."


According to the agreement, Sirius will offer Red Hat’s entire portfolio of open source solutions to its customers. As part of the evolution of the business partner program, Red Hat is empowering its partners to sell the full range of Red Hat Training courses; Sirius already has several Red Hat certified engineers onsite who are running training courses in Birmingham and London.


To learn more about Red Hat’s Advanced Partner Programme please visit:
http://www.europe.redhat.com/partners/


About Sirius Corporation


Sirius Corporation is a European Open Source consulting, support and outsourcing group specialising in enterprise-ready Open Source software including connectivity, databases, email systems, file & print, directory service and cross-platform-authentication. Clients include blue-chip multi-nationals, UK public sector organisations and the European Commission. Visit the Sirius Corporation website at http://www.siriusit.co.uk For further information contact Tom Callway, Sirius Corporation +44 (0)870 608 0063


About Red Hat, Inc.


Red Hat, the worlds leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industrys most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides an operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hats open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.europe.redhat.com


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