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Red Hat announces alliance with Cambridge Online

Information technology solutions provider becomes Red Hat Advanced Partner

MUNICH

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that Cambridge Online Systems Limited, a provider of information technology solutions, has become an Advanced Partner in the UK.



Cambridge Online supports a variety of products from server technology to Storage Area Networks and High Availability/Security solutions. As a Red Hat Advanced Partner, Cambridge Online will be able to present a Linux solution that is entirely independent of proprietary technologies and will resell Red Hat's portfolio of Open Source solutions to its customers throughout the UK.



"Cambridge Online is a particularly exciting win for us. With a highly technical skill set and experience within the High Performance Computing (HPC) environment we expect Cambridge Online to add value by providing an end-to-end solution that encompasses the infrastructure design, implementation and support services", said Hitesh Patel, Business Partner Manager UK and Ireland, Red Hat.



Mike Tissier, CEO of Cambridge Online commented: "Cambridge Online has many key business partnerships with industry-leading technology vendors such as Hewlett-Packard. By becoming Red Hat Advanced Partners we have further demonstrated our commitment to enhance our infrastructure and deliver high performance Linux solutions based upon Red Hat technology to customers in Research and Development, Life Sciences and Material Sciences."



Launched in July 2004, Red Hat's Advanced Partner Programme allows European resellers, VARs and system integrators to offer their customers a complete Open Source solution. To qualify as a Red Hat Advanced Partner partners must demonstrate that they have the necessary Linux expertise, by employing at least two Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs). In return, the partner receives a much more strategic relationship with Red Hat including direct account management, sales engagement, support in pre-sales and joint marketing. Benefits of the Advanced Partner Programme include the opportunity to sell a complete open source solution, comprising the entire infrastructure of the Red Hat Network, Red Hat Desktop, Red Hat Applications (clustersuite), Global file Systems, Red Hat Training, Global Professional Services (GPS).



To learn more about Red Hat Partner Programmes please visit http://www.europe.redhat.com/partners/



About Cambridge Online Systems Limited



Incorporated in 1978, Cambridge Online Systems Limited is a highly experienced and trusted provider of value-added information technology solutions and supporting services.



Cambridge Online's Applied Technology Group specialises in the provision, development and support of IT infrastructure - covering computer systems, storage, networks and telecommunications. It is a major UK business partner for Hewlett-Packard and other industry-leading technology vendors and holds ISO 9001:2000 quality accreditation.



Cambridge Online's Business Systems Group specialises in applications software for financials, logistics, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) for industrial and commercial organisations across a number of vertical markets. It is a leading UK Microsoft certified business solutions partner.



For more information please visit http://www.cambridgeonline.net



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Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications, and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.europe.redhat.com



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