Red Hat global preferences

Press release

Dell, Oracle and Red Hat join forces to promote Open Source

Active cooperation at LinuxWorld Stuttgart, October 25th, 2002

STUTTGART

Dell, Oracle and Red Hat will be presenting jointly developed Open Source solutions for corporate enterprises at LinuxWorld. The companies will be represented at a single stand (hall 6.1, stand D12) at the event, which is being held in Frankfurt from October 29th to 31st. One product of the cooperation between Dell, Oracle and Red Hat, which was announced last June, will be an Oracle 9i Real Application Cluster solution running on Dell PowerEdge servers under Red Hat's Linux Advanced Server 2.1 operating system. The system components have been specially selected by the partners for compatibility to provide optimum performance. The demonstration system will feature a mySAP application, thus offering a preview of a system which is due to be certified in the near future.



 



The aim of the cooperation between Dell, Oracle and Red Hat is to improve the performance, reliability, clustering and management of Linux. The first results of this collaboration have shown that the jointly developed solutions can increase the I/O data throughput by 500%, the CPU kernel utilization by 400%, and the performance of database queries by 200%.



The corporate cooperation has also borne fruit in other areas, and not just in the technical field, as Susanne Sch

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.