Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Selected by Qualcomm as a Strategic Virtualization Platform


United States, September 15, 2010

Wireless leader builds on its use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat's virtualization portfolio

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has adopted Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as a key virtualization platform for its production workloads.

Qualcomm first implemented Red Hat Enterprise Linux in 2003 and became an early adopter of the virtualization technology integrated into the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 platform in March 2007. The company also became active in the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization beta program in 2009, allowing it to test the performance, scalability and density features offered by the solution.

"After completing our formal evaluation of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization portfolio, we've begun to put the solution into our production environments," said Bob Gerling, staff IT engineer at Qualcomm. "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was a logical next step in our evolving Red Hat technology collaboration that builds on our extensive use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its integrated virtualization technology."

Qualcomm today deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 as its base operating system and leverages the solution's integrated KVM hypervisor to also deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 as its guest operating system. It manages these virtual instances with the management tools included in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is now one of our key, standard virtualization platforms," said Gerling. "We look forward to continuing to work with Red Hat as its platform offers organizations like ours an enterprise-grade, open source alternative to traditional virtualization offerings."

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