Press release

NTT Communications Powers Cloud Service with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Japanese communications provider launches new cloud service offering and joins Red Hat's Premier Certified Cloud Provider Program

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced another endorsement of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as a foundational technology for clouds. NTT Communications (NTT Com) in Japan has built its new cloud computing and hosting service offering, BizHosting Basic, on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and has become a Red Hat Premier Certified Cloud Provider. In addition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be offered as a guest operating system for the new NTT Com service.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was delivered to the market in November 2009 and has since been adopted by a number of global technology leaders, including IBM and NTT Com, as the technology base for their enterprise cloud offerings. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, designed for the demands of the cloud, aims to create a secure, scalable environment for sharing resources among multiple users and organizations and for managing them simply and flexibly.

NTT Com, an original Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization beta customer, worked with Red Hat during the development of the KVM-based virtualization platform. The companies continue this collaboration today with NTT Com's selection of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform for its pioneering commercial cloud service.

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provides the high availability, reliability, security and scalability that we desired for the foundation of our new cloud offering," said Masato Minamisawa, executive manager of IP Technology Department, Business Network Services Division at NTT Communications. "We believe that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is the efficient virtualization technology to run the workloads that our enterprise customers will deploy on our cloud service today."

"Every cloud needs a secure, scalable and robust foundational virtualization layer, and we believe that Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers these benefits for cloud environments today," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. "NTT Com's selection of our virtualization platform for its innovative new cloud service further establishes Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as a compelling, enterprise-ready virtualization and cloud solution. We're also excited to expand our Premier Certified Cloud Provider Program today with the addition of NTT as a new cloud partner."

NTT Com's new cloud offering is available today. For more information, visit http://www.ntt.com/saas/biz-hosting-basic/.

For more information about Red Hat and cloud computing, visit www.redhat.com/solutions/cloud/.

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