Red Hat and Computer Associates Unveil Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition Featuring CA's ARCserve IT

New Orleans

United States, April 10, 2000

Collaboration Brings Forth Industry's First Fully Native Storage Management Solution for Linux-based Internet Infrastructure

Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the leading provider of open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, and Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA), the world's leading business software provider, today at CA World introduced the Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition featuring CA's ARCserveIT, a comprehensive storage management solution that addresses today's complex storage requirements.

This new offering is the latest in a line of collaborative efforts between the two companies. The combination of Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition and CA's award-winning ARCserveIT, provides a comprehensive storage solution for Linux users, offering high performance, easy administration, flexibility and scalability for today's Internet infrastructure. This offering extends comprehensive storage management throughout the Linux environment with added client agent technology, tape library support and advanced tape management.

"The integration of ARCserveIT is a clear indication of Red Hat Linux's importance in the most business-critical enterprise applications," said Paul McNamara, VP of Business Development, Red Hat. "This latest offering delivers on our commitment to provide reliable, scalable and highly available solutions based on open source in the enterprise environment, which is why we've collaborated on this effort with CA, the industry's leading storage solution provider."

"Customers are assured of successful system implementation when leading industry players combine to provide value through integration. Both CA and Red Hat understand that demanding e-business environments need the scalability and wider access to successfully compete in today's marketplace," said Peter Malcolm, CA senior vice president, storage solutions. "The storage management offering provides numerous enterprise-level benefits to organizations and departments of all types and sizes, providing them with a logical growth path for their expanding computing requirements."

Features of the Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition featuring CA's ARCserveIT:

  • Scalable implementation, for any size environment;
  • Customizable backup strategies;
  • Fast and easy-to-use interface for backup, restore and device management;
  • Support for Intel-based machines with virtually any tape or removable drive;
  • Easy administration of local or remote servers from a single console;
  • Management of multiple ARCserveIT job information in a single centralized database.
  • Integrated Enterprise Support from Red Hat and CA

Red Hat Linux Enterprise Editions
The Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition product line is a collaborative effort between Red Hat and industry leading application providers designed to deliver optimized solutions, incorporating support and simplified configuration of well-known enterprise and Internet applications. Red Hat's open source development model allows them to work closely with their partners to produce and test on an integrated and configured enterprise solution that assures maximum reliability, performance and availability.

Pricing and availability
Pricing for Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition featuring CA's ARCserveIT begins at $2,995. The product will be available through CA's and Red Hat's value-added reseller channels, as well as through the redhat.com store, in early May.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com

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