Basefarm to Standardize Internet Platform Infrastructure on Red Hat Solutions


United States, June 1, 2010

Norwegian Hosting Company Migrates From CentOS to Red Hat Enterprise Linux For Red Hat Subscription Value

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Basefarm, one of Northern Europe's leading suppliers of Internet-based operations and services, is migrating its CentOS-based systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With its migration, Basefarm gains the value of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription, including reliable support, a robust certified ecosystem and access to the latest tested and quality-controlled Red Hat Enterprise Linux technology.

Basefarm delivers operational services to businesses and organizations that use the Internet as a primary sales channel. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as well as the Red Hat Network Satellite systems management solution, Basefarm is now enabled to better support its growing infrastructure and offer its customers, who rely on Basefarm for their critical e-commerce businesses, high reliability and better performance.

"We are standardizing the Linux part of our platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and are migrating all installations based on other Linux distributions, including CentOS, to the reliable Red Hat platform," said Bjart Kvarme, CTO at Basefarm. "Red Hat's subscription model provides us with both a strong technology base and the reliable support and certifications that we need in order to keep our critical business operations running smoothly. Our customers will also benefit from our migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux with our ability to leverage the robust Red Hat partner ecosystem and its thriving community."

In addition to its migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network Satellite, Basefarm also recently became certified as a Red Hat Managed Services Partner.

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About Basefarm

Basefarm is one of Northern Europe's leading actors in operational and IT-related services on the net. Basefarm delivers operational services to business and organizations that use the Internet as an important customer channel. We direct our services towards customers who have high quality demands, anticipate growth, and aim for a steady rate of development. We specialize in effective operation of services with high traffic and complexity, such as portals, online publications, streaming services, search engines, and e-commerce solutions. The more than 130 clients deliver services in 15 European countries. Basefarm has about 200 employees divided into offices in Oslo, Stockholm and Amsterdam.

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