Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Provides the Technology Foundation for Italian Cloud Offerings


NC, Global, June 8, 2011

Leading Italian hosting provider migrates its Cloud Server offering from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that, the advanced Internet solutions developer located in Italy, has migrated its Cloud Server offering from VMware to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in order to remain competitive in the Italian market and gain the advantages of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology. offers domain registration, shared hosting, dedicated servers and services. With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as its foundation, the company has now also added cloud server and cloud datacenter services to its offerings, establishing the company as a leader in the Italian cloud server market. In particular, its Cloud Server offering delivers more flexibility, enabling the activation of 256MB RAM and 10GB disk instance and a further increase of up to 16GB RAM and 1024GB disk on-demand in just a few minutes.

The decision to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was influenced by several factors, the most important of which was the expanded innovation the company was seeking to achieve with KVM as part of the open source community, as compared to its former proprietary VMware solution. With Red Hat, would also be given new levels of flexibility and interoperability for its cloud deployments.

"Our partnership with Red Hat is a strategic one as it allows us to offer a new cloud server service in Italy," said Marco Mangione, CEO of "Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an excellent foundation for our new cloud datacenter service that we are planning to introduce in the upcoming months. It represents a revolution in the server market by completely eliminating the need to rent a space in the datacenter, install servers and maintain them. Our customers will be able to deploy one or more servers in a matter of minutes and pay only for what they use. Red Hat has demonstrated from the beginning that it has the dynamic innovation and drive we had been looking for."

"Red Hat is at the forefront of global technology innovation. We have been pioneering virtualization technology since the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, continually promoting its adoption in the enterprise and receiving increasingly positive feedback from the market," said Marco Meinardi, business development manager at Neagen, a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner and an accredited Virtualization Specialist. "We strongly believe in the open source business model where the true value of the technology lies in professional services. Neagen has been selling Red Hat’s solutions and support services to organizations after carefully analyzing their needs and their business environment." plans to launch a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering for the Italian market based on solutions by Red Hat and Dell that will provide next-generation "pay as you go" billing, enhanced autonomy and flexibility of delivery.

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