Distinguished Analyst to Deliver Keynote at JBoss World Orlando 2008


United States, January 14, 2008

JBoss World Orlando 2008 to feature strong line-up of industry luminaries

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Yefim Natis, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst, will keynote at JBoss World Orlando 2008. JBoss World Orlando, taking place February 13-15, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, will feature industry-leading speakers exploring JBoss solutions and general open source middleware technologies.

"We are extremely pleased to have an industry luminary like Yefim speak at JBoss World," said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware Business at Red Hat. "In my opinion, his insight and experience with customers’ use of middleware to deliver mission-critical services, along with the strength of our entire group of speakers, will make this one of the most impressive JBoss World events to date."

In addition to Gartner’s Natis, JBoss World Orlando will feature keynotes from Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat President and CEO, and Sacha Labourey, CTO of Red Hat’s Middleware Division. Speaking sessions will also include over 20 customer case studies, JBoss Innovation Award winners and JBoss.org project leads, including Gavin King, Tom Baeyens, Bela Ban, Mark Little and Mark Proctor, who will provide their insights on the future of Hibernate, JBoss Seam, jBPM, JGroups, JBoss Cache, JBoss ESB, Drools and JBoss Rules.

JBoss World Orlando is the world’s largest gathering of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and JBoss.org customers and users. Far from just a developer conference, tracks range from technical sessions and hands-on developer training, to executive insights on how customers have solved business problems utilizing JBoss products and services. The event’s comprehensive agenda will help IT executives, enterprise architects and developers make better decisions about open source and be successful in driving business transformation in their organizations.

For more information, or to register to attend JBoss World Orlando 2008, visit JBossworld.com.

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