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Red Hat And JBoss Present European Value2 Tour 2007

Open Source leader to demonstrate benefits of SOA, Web2.0 and Integrated Virtualisation

RALEIGH, N.C

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its Value2 Tour 2007, which will showcase the latest Red Hat and JBoss solutions. The tour will visit ten major European cities between the 20th March and 26th April 2007.



The Value2 Tour provides an opportunity for IT professionals to meet Red Hat and learn about the benefits of the latest developments in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web2.0 and integrated virtualisation. Attendees will be invited to attend a series of half-day seminars and networking lunches including a customer reference story and roundtable.



Since acquiring JBoss, the global leader in open source middleware last year, Red Hat is now positioned to accelerate the shift to Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and enable the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform.



The speakers from Red Hat will be Scott Crenshaw, General Manager of Enterprise Linux at Red Hat, Sacha Labourey, CTO at JBoss - a division of Red Hat and Werner Knoblich, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat EMEA. A number of Red Hat customers will also be speaking on the tour, including SNS Bank, EBRD - The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and bwin Games AB.



Tour schedule:

- March 20th - Hannover (DE)

- March 22nd - Paris (FR)

- March 27th - London (UK)

- March 28th - Stockholm (SE)

- March 29th - Amsterdam (NL)

- April 3rd - Zurich (CH)

- April 19th - Rome (IT)

- April 24th - Milan (IT)

- April 24th - Madrid (SP)

- April 26th - Barcelona (SP)



Highlights of the tour include:

- The future of SOA, Web 2.0, and Virtualisation:

Addressing the CIOs dilemma

- Integrated Virtualisation:

Better IT asset utilisation, efficiency and responsiveness

- The Open Source Platform for SOA:

developing SOA- enabled applications more quickly while controlling costs



“Many enterprises are keen to benefit from recent advances in IT, such as SOA, Web2.0 and virtualisation, but are unsure if their infrastructure will support these services”, said Scott Crenshaw, General Manager of Enterprise Linux, Red Hat. “By building their IT systems on an open source infrastructure, companies give themselves the flexibility to maximize their return on these new technologies.”



For more information on Red Hat, please visit http://www.redhat.com. For more information and to register for the Red Hat and JBoss Value2 Tour 2007, please visit http://europe.redhat.com/promo/roadshow/.



About Red Hat, Inc.



Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs rank Red Hat the most valuable software vendor three years running in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides an operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. 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 a focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.



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