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Indian eCommerce Leader Adopts Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Euronet migrates from Microsoft Windows to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

RALEIGH, N.C.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Euronet Service India Pvt. Limited (Euronet) is powering its IT infrastructure, including its business-critical Card Management System application, on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. After migrating from Microsoft Windows to the combined Red Hat solution, Euronet has achieved increased flexibility, decreased hardware and power costs, reduced system maintenance needs and increased scalability and performance with its virtualized infrastructure.

Euronet is a global provider of electronic payment and transaction processing solutions for financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. It facilitates the movement of payments around the world and serves as a critical link between its partners, including financial institutions, retailers and service providers, and their end customers, both locally and globally. Founded in 1994, Euronet has established itself as one of the leading electronic payment providers. Serving customers across 46 countries, Euronet handles critical ATM networks across the globe.

With a growing business and increased demands on its IT infrastructure, Euronet was experiencing uncontrolled growth of the physical servers that handle its mission-critical systems. This was in turn leading to increased costs for physical space, energy and other utilities. Having faced issues with its Microsoft Windows-based systems, the company decided to consolidate its datacenter using virtualization technology and planned to migrate to an open source platform to address the licensing issues it had faced with proprietary alternatives.

After a successful pilot, with the help of Red Hat partner Taashee, Euronet deployed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform. "Implementation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux was one of the key milestones in our IT infrastructure and it was the first time that Euronet was implementing an open source solution," said Ashish Mehta, director, IT and Infrastructure for Asia Pacific and Middle East at Euronet. "After we established Red Hat Enterprise Linux as our operating system of choice, we began investigating virtualization solutions to help us consolidate our datacenter."

After evaluating a variety of industry virtualization solutions for flexibility, scalability, cost, security and performance benefits, Euronet selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as its platform of choice.

"It was a natural evolution for our technology partnership with Red Hat to expand on our use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has all of the benefits that we desired in a virtualization solution," said Mehta. "After deploying the Red Hat virtualization solution for our Card Management System, we benefited from faster performance. We also experienced simpler management of our systems with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization's live migration and system scheduler features. On top of that, the wide ecosystem shared between Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offered us more choice and flexibility for our systems."

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has also helped Euronet's business become more agile with improved server utilization that has translated into reduced hardware and power costs.

"We encourage other businesses to take a look at Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization," said Mehta. "We expect Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to be evaluated as we build our plans to deploy a private cloud as our IT infrastructure evolves."

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