Red Hat Alliance program gains momentum with launch of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server

Raleigh

United States, May 29, 2002

Top Software and Hardware Vendors unite with Red Hat to accelerate Linux in the enterprise

Through the Red Hat Alliance, Red Hat has forged long-term relationships with partners who are supporting Red Hat's enterprise family of products, including the recently released Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. Advanced Server is the ideal Linux solution for partners and customers due to longer release cycles, added enterprise-class features, and unprecedented reliability and stability.

The Red Hat Alliance provides viable Linux solutions to enterprise customers through:

  • Certification -- Certified software and hardware programs assure customers that their applications and hardware are certified to work on Red Hat's enterprise products.

  • Support -- Red Hat will work closely with its partners to ensure that customers deploying enterprise-class Linux solutions receive enterprise-class support.

  • Technology -- Red Hat and its partners will collaborate to improve Linux solutions for enterprises looking to migrate to Red Hat Linux.

The two levels of participation in the Red Hat Alliance include:

  • Red Hat Premier Partners -- These partners include some of the most widely known technology companies in the industry. Red Hat is helping to enable these ISVs, hardware OEMs and embedded technology vendors to deliver their solutions on Red Hat Linux enterprise products. For a listing of Red Hat's premier partners, visit http://www.redhat.com/partners

  • Red Hat Ready Partners -- These partners have expanded access to Red Hat products and services, and assistance in porting applications and systems to the enterprise product line. Partners also can access the Red Hat Alliance Portal, an online resource for technology, development and marketing materials, and participate in promotional activities surrounding the Red Hat Alliance. More information on the Red Hat Ready program is available at http://www.redhat.com/partners

"The Red Hat Alliance program is a milestone for Red Hat, uniting the top hardware, software and embedded technology providers in a partnership with Red Hat to deliver the best enterprise Linux solutions to their customers," said Mark de Visser, vice president of marketing at Red Hat. "We look forward to working with our partners to drive further innovation in Linux-based enterprise solutions."

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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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