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Red Hat Powers Partners and Exhibitors at LinuxWorld

More than 50 exhibitors -- including BEA, Borland, Computer Associates, Oracle and VERITAS -- will be running Red Hat Linux at tradeshow

RALEIGH, N.C.

According to a recent IDC report, Red Hat has emerged as the number one Linux partner of choice for ISVs, hardware vendors, and middleware providers," commented Michael Evans, VP of Business Development at Red Hat. "We are happy to lead the way as Red Hat Linux Advanced Server breaks into all levels of the enterprise, and we welcome our partners to the party."



 

"BEA is committed to delivering a unified, simplified and extensible application infrastructure platform to our customers," said Gamiel Gran, vice president, strategic alliances, BEA Systems. "BEA WebLogic Server 7.0 provides superior scalability and reliability on all of the major platforms, including Red Hat Linux, to deliver a low cost alternative to the enterprise."

"Borland is proud to be presenting our C++ version of Kylix 3, the number one Linux IDE with Red Hat at LinuxWorld," said Simon Thornhill, vice president and general manager of Borland. "With Kylix running on Red Hat Linux, companies can quickly develop and deliver database, GUI, Web, and Web services applications in one integrated environment. Additionally, we chose to run 100 percent of Borland's booth at the show on Red Hat Linux."

"Computer Associates has been working diligently with Red Hat to ensure the success of Linux in the enterprise," said John Pincomb, vice president of marketing at Computer Associates. "The combination of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and CA's industry-leading eBusiness enterprise and information management solutions is a compelling proposition for any CIO looking to deliver cost effective, integrated solutions in a heterogeneous environment."

"Oracle was the first commercial database on Red Hat Linux. With Oracle9i Database Release 2 on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, Oracle has extended its commitment to Linux by providing more than enterprise-class technology, and by also providing direct technical support of the Linux operating system," said Doug Kennedy, vice president of Platform Alliances at Oracle Corporation. "With the powerful combination of Oracle and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, customers can now get faster performance, better reliability and scalability on a cost-effective platform."

"Linux is a strategic platform for VERITAS Software, and with the release of VERITAS Cluster ServerTM and VERITAS Foundation SuiteTM on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, the core components of the VERITAS Adaptive Software ArchitectureTM are now available on Linux," said Kevin Reinis, vice president of business development and strategic alliances, VERITAS Software. "We continue our close partnership with Red Hat to bring enterprise capabilities to Linux and are pleased to be demonstrating the results of our collaboration in the Red Hat booth at LinuxWorld."

Other exhibitors who will be using Red Hat Linux to power all or part of their booths include: 1mage Software; 3ware; AccPac; AdminUX; AMAX Information Technologies; Appx Software, Inc.; California Digital; CODEHOST, Inc.; Cybozu Corporation; Code Weavers; Covalent Technologies; Cylant; DAS Technology Co., LTD.; Dell; Digium/Linux Support Services; Dolphin Interconnect; Dot Hill Systems; Dynamic Network Factory; Emperor Linux; Entegrity Solutions; GVS-Grande Vitesse System; Hewlett-Packard; IBM; ICS; Intel; ISE, Inc.; Linux Certified; Linuxfund.org; Macrovision, Globetrotter Software Division; McCabe & Associates; Meiosys, Inc.; Motifzone.org; MySQL; NeTraverse Inc.; Perforce Software; Pogo Linux; Shaolin Microsystems Limited; Sharp Electronics; Sistina Software; SlickEdit, Inc.; Stalker Software, Inc.; StorageTek; Supply Grid; Surgient Networks; and Vovida.org.

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