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Mark Fulgham of Cisco to Deliver Partner Keynote at 2009 Red Hat Summit

Cisco Executives to present on virtualization and cloud computing at Red Hat Summit in Chicago

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Cisco will be the Visionary Sponsor of the Red Hat Summit in Chicago Sept. 1 through 4. Additionally, Mark Fulgham, vice president of marketing, Data Center Solutions for Cisco, will provide a partner keynote speech at the event on Sept. 3, which will address the market transition of datacenter virtualization and cloud computing. Fulgham joins other confirmed keynote speakers including, Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President, Engineering, Red Hat; and Steve Rubinow, CIO, New York Stock Exchange Euronext.

"The Red Hat Summit presents a great opportunity to share how Cisco has collaborated with Red Hat to help customers unify technologies, simplify operations and amplify data center virtualization business results with the Cisco Unified Computing System," said Fulgham. "We're excited to share our technology expertise with attendees and build on our long-term technology collaboration and relationship with Red Hat."

Mark Fulgham is vice president of marketing, Data Center Solutions for Cisco. He is responsible for the overall outbound marketing programs, product marketing and field enablement, and partner ecosystem marketing for Cisco Data Center Virtualization. Fulgham has more than 25 years of experience in information technology (IT) service provider, product and end-user organizations.

Joe Vaccaro, product manager, Server Access Virtualization business group for Cisco, will also present a session on the Cisco Unified Computing System architecture, which unites computational, network, and virtualization resources into a seamless system.

"We're excited to provide Red Hat Summit attendees with an opportunity to learn more about Cisco's work in the virtualization and cloud computing industries, and a glimpse into our joint developments as technology leaders in these spaces," said Mike Evans, vice president, Corporate Development at Red Hat.

The 2009 Red Hat Summit will offer more than 100 sessions, hands-on labs, demonstrations and numerous networking opportunities that bring together engineers, business decision makers, developers and community enthusiasts. Register for the Red Hat Summit today and save $200 off general admission by visiting http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2009/register.

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