Symbian Foundation Builds Cloud Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Raleigh

United States, March 15, 2010

Mobile open source foundation uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux for cloud-based developer platform

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the Symbian Foundation, a global non-profit organization formed to foster an open source community around its mobile device software, has adopted Red Hat Enterprise Linux to provide a scalable, high-performance base for its private, cloud-based developer website and server.

The Symbian Foundation needed a reliable, cost-effective open source solution. It uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the operating system for its developer site developer.symbian.org, which acts as a single point of entry for users to access code, wikis, developer training and support. Red Hat also runs most of Symbian's servers, which have been licensed through IBM Services.

"We share a complementary vision for open source with Red Hat and truly believe that open source software has the ability to transform any business," said Ian McDonald, head of IT for the Symbian Foundation. "Working with Red Hat has been one of the many stepping stones toward achieving our goal of open sourcing the Symbian code base."

By deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux in their cloud environment, the Symbian Foundation improved its ability to scale with business changes, new requirements and peaks in website traffic without the need to invest more heavily in additional onsite software and hardware resources. Additionally, performance and manageability have increased with the greater ease of use and improved support delivered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, combined with the solution's ability to handle heavy, mission-critical workloads.

For more information about the Symbian Foundation, visit: www.symbian.org.

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