Axfood Standardizes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Raleigh

United States, September 12, 2007

Food retailer selects Red Hat Enterprise Linux as platform of choice; adds Red Hat Satellite Server, Red Hat Global File System and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Axfood, one of the largest food retailers in Scandinavia, has decided to standardize its IT infrastructure on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Axfood will use Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a platform for its strategic SAP environment and will also use the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform in the company's core production environment.

Axfood has very high demands on availability and performance, said Rolf Berge, production manager at Axfood. We chose Red Hat Enterprise Linux because it is a cost-efficient and safe platform for us to grow on.

Axfood is also utilizing Red Hat Satellite Server and Red Hat Global File System. With Satellite Server, Axfood can administer and manage all of its systems centrally, reducing maintenance time, resources and costs. Updates and patches ensuring security and timeliness are also automatically sent to all systems through Red Hat Satellite Server. Axfood has also chosen to implement Red Hat Global File System to ensure high availability on its mission-critical systems.

We are excited that Axfood has chosen Red Hat solutions, said Magnus Svensson, Nordic manager for Red Hat. Axfood is on the forefront of both business know-how and technology. This investment demonstrates that the company clearly understands the value of open source and Red Hat as a partner.

Axfood has also implemented JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, used in the company's core production environment. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is built on open source Java standards and is compatible with most operating systems, providing Axfood with a better in-depth view, and control over its development platform. Axfood has signed a subscription agreement with Red Hat which provides service, support and updates for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

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