Red Hat Announces First EMEA Partner Summit


United States, February 4, 2008

April 2008 conference to feature business and technology sessions, hands-on labs, best practices with Red Hat solutions and executive keynotes

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the first Red Hat EMEA Partner Summit to take place 2-4 April, 2008 in Malaga, Spain. The event will be the first opportunity for Red Hat’s EMEA partners to meet Red Hat’s newly appointed President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst.

The Red Hat Partner Summit will feature the latest technologies, strategies, customer best practices, hands-on training sessions and industry insights from leaders within Red Hat. The presentations will be specifically tailored for members of Red Hat’s partner ecosystem, including ISVs, integrators, hardware vendors, value-added resellers, hosting service providers and distributors.

The Red Hat EMEA Partner Summit will also feature technical presentations and visionary keynote speeches presented by Red Hat executives, including Jim Whitehurst; Werner Knoblich, vice president, EMEA; Scott Crenshaw, vice president, Enterprise Linux Business; and Sacha Labourey, vice president, Engineering, Middleware Business at Red Hat. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and other members of the Red Hat ecosystem, and will also be given the opportunity to speak directly to Red Hat executives.

“We have continued to invest heavily in our channel, which generates a significant portion of our global revenues, by strengthening Red Hat training for partners and through the addition of the new Red Hat Partner Centre”, said Petra Heinrich, director of EMEA Channel at Red Hat. “Since the acquisition of JBoss by Red Hat in 2006, we have built up our indirect channel structure to over 70 channel partners today. The EMEA Partner Summit provides an excellent opportunity for these partners to join together for the first time.”

The Red Hat EMEA Partner Summit agenda will feature business tracks, focusing on the benefits of go-to-market programs and recent market developments, and both basic and advanced technical sessions, covering Red Hat’s infrastructure and middleware technology, virtualization offerings and more. Hands-on lab sessions will offer training on Red Hat solutions, including advanced clustering, virtualization, JBoss ESB Platform, SEAM, JBPM, etc. In addition, attendees will benefit from Red Hat and JBoss training updates, best practices, executive insights and exploration of ISV solutions.

To register, or for more information about the Red Hat EMEA Partner Summit, visit

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