RED HAT LAUNCHES OPEN SOURCE CONSULTING PRACTICE

Raleigh

United States, June 26, 2001

Red Hat's Technology Leadership Helps Organisations Benefit from Open Source Solutions

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, today announced a new suite of consulting services designed to help companies plan and rapidly migrate key elements of their computing infrastructure to Linux and other open source solutions.


Open Source Consulting and Implementation Offerings


The new open source consulting services target areas where open source technologies can greatly improve the strategic use of IT infrastructure through more effective delivery of business requirements. Services include:


Linux migration and integration services that help customers plan and migrate proprietary Unix-based infrastructure and applications to Linux.


Open source Web infrastructure services that provide comprehensive planning and deployment of solutions based on open source secure Web servers, firewalls, content management applications, e-commerce and other open source technologies.


Open source strategic opportunities services that enable IT executives to review and evaluate the benefits of open source technologies, and to explore opportunities to pilot open source solutions within their organization.


"Increasingly, global enterprises are migrating expensive, proprietary Unix systems to open source - reducing IT overhead and the total cost of ownership," said Brett Pinegar, Vice President/General Manager of Open Source Consulting. "Seven years of experience deploying open source solutions places us in a unique position to impact our customers' bottom line."


Supported by Additional Implementation, Training and Support Offerings


As part of Red Hat's strategy to provide end-to-end, open source solutions, Red Hat also offers implementation, training and support offerings centered on core Red Hat products, including operating systems, tools, network services, mail and directory solutions and the recently announced Red Hat Database.


For more information, please visit http://www.redhat.com/products/consulting/


About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the leader in developing, deploying and managing solutions built on the benefits of an open source platform. These solutions include an open source product platform that provides the only common, globally available, and award-winning Linux operating system from mainframes to embedded devices, in addition to an e-Commerce platform, Database, Secure Web Server, High Availability Server, embedded Linux, eCos, and GNU-based developer toolkit for embedded devices. Red Hat backs up their open source offerings with end-to-end Red Hat Professional Services that include Professional Consulting, Engineering services, Enterprise Support services and Learning services. This is all brought together with Red Hat Network as the Internet-based
backbone for deployment and management of products and services for Linux-based infrastructures.


Red Hat is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and has offices worldwide. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, +1-919 547-0012.


Red Hat Europe was established in July 1999 with its European headquarters based in Surrey, United Kingdom and offices throughout Europe. Red Hat Linux is sold and supported through a number of major distribution and industry partners throughout Europe and from http://www.europe.redhat.com/shop


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