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Terna Optimizes Its Mission-Critical Environments With Red Hat

The primary owner of the National high-voltage Electricity Transmission Grid chooses Red Hat and JBoss solutions for reliability and security

MILAN

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale, the primary owner of the National high-voltage Electricity Transmission Grid that is responsible for the transmission and dispatching of energy throughout Milan, has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware as the exclusive platform for its mission-critical applications.



The collaboration between Red Hat and Terna has enabled the organisation to migrate the enterprise systems it uses to manage and operate the National Electricity System to an open source platform.

One of the main priorities for Terna’s IT division is to ensure continuous high performance and secure management of all the applications needed to operate the National Electricity Transmission Grid. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform have proven to be robust and reliable, and have met Terna’s mission-critical needs.



In addition to enterprise applications based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the partnership between Red Hat and Terna also includes the use of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform for the optimization of key applications such as Borsa dell’Energia, an energy trading platform based on bids. Terna initially used the open source solutions provide by the community-led JBoss.org, but after implementing Oracle solutions, the company decided to upgrade to Red Hat’s enterprise middleware platform, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, to gain access to the expertise of Red Hat Support.



“We are extremely excited about this partnership”, said Gianni Anguilletti, country sales manager at Red Hat Italia. “Terna has achieved success with a combination of our two compelling enterprise platforms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform. It plans to pursue an ambitious infrastructure development investment strategy in the near future, and we are very proud that our solutions have been selected to support Terna’s various technology innovation initiatives.”



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About Terna Rete Elettrica Nazionale S.p.A

The company is the primary owner of the National high-voltage Electricity Transmission Grid (RTN), responsible for 98.3% of the country’s electricity infrastructure. It is also responsible for the transmission and delivery of energy throughout the entire territory, and managing the balance between electricity supply and demand 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The company also manages grid planning and development, handles its maintenance and development in an environmentally responsible manner, and provides expertise and technology to improve efficiency. Terna has been listed in the Borsa Italiana since 2004.



About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for five consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.



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