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Sun Reseller Meets Changing Client Needs with Red Hat Accreditation

Red Hat Appoints New Advanced Partner in On-going development of European Channel Programme

LONDON

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions for the enterprise, today announced the appointment of Productivity Computer Solutions Ltd (PCS), the Oracle and Sun Microsystems specialist reseller, as its newest Advanced Partner in Europe. By awarding the accreditation to PCS, the UK reseller will be able to offer high performing Linux based solutions to its customers more easily, helping them to take full advantage of the cost benefits associated with streamlined operating systems.



"PCS was quick to understand the opportunity to deliver better value to the customer through cost effective, highly performing open source solutions," said Hitesh Patel, Red Hat Business Partner Manager for the UK and Ireland. "The Red Hat Advanced Partnership status PCS now enjoys and the enhanced service they will be able to provide as a result of the engagement will mean that PCS can expect their Linux based practice to grow dramatically."



PCS offers grid computing solutions encompassing Oracle 10g and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the Sun AMD hardware platform. With a proven open source solution and an extensive pool of locally based certified Red Hat engineers, PCS is now one of the leading providers of Red Hat solutions from concept and design through to implementation and support. By implementing open source infrastructure solutions, the new Red Hat partner is able to bring high availability and shared storage technologies to bear as valuable components of the software application solution stack, bringing further business efficiency to clients.



"As one of the largest Sun Specialist Resellers in the UK, our Red Hat certification is a natural extension of our capabilities, complimenting our existing Enterprise UNIX client base. In light of the increase in appetite for Linux within our client base and Red Hats notoriety for providing enterprise level support, we sought partner status to ensure that we could deliver this growing customer requirement as efficiently as possible," commented Mike Phillipson, Northern Region Sales Manager for PCS.



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For more information about PCS please visit http://www.pcs.co.uk/



About PCS



Productivity Computer Solutions (PCS) delivers integrated `best of breed IT solutions, backed by unrivalled technical expertise and a flexible approach to providing real business solutions. As a technically focused reseller, PCS ensures its experienced and dedicated technical teams are accredited in all partner areas. Since inception in 1988, PCS has actively developed partnerships with key suppliers, investing heavily in training to create a broad based solution portfolio, supported by comprehensive customer support services. PCS customers currently cover a varied spectrum of markets including Media, Telco, Retail, Finance, Government, Education, Legal, Travel, Manufacturing, Engineering and Oil & Gas. A UK wide company, PCS Head Office is based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, with offices located in Maidenhead, Bristol and Glasgow.



About Red Hat, Inc.



Red Hat, the worlds 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 Hats 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.redhat.com



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About Red Hat

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