Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Wins SearchEnterpriseLinux.com 'Product of the Year' Gold in Linux Server Distributions Category for Leadership in Virtualization

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United States, January 22, 2008

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 earns Gold honors for its embrace of open source virtualization and production-level features

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has been selected as Gold medalist winner in the SearchEnterpriseLinux.com 2007 'Products of the Year' awards, in the Linux Server Distributions category. This annual award is presented by the editors of TechTarget's Data Center Media Group.

The 'Products of the Year' awards were judged by the SearchEnterpriseLinux.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Judging was based on six criteria, including innovation, performance, ease of integration into existing environments, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value. Judges characterized Red Hat Enterprise Linux as "a solid choice for mainstream computing," and "a full-featured release that delivers on a range of roadmap commitments, especially for CPU support, drivers, virtualization and package updates and upgrades."

With solutions that span from the desktop to the data center, Red Hat Enterprise Linux offers compelling levels of performance, security and robustness, and is certified by leading enterprise hardware and software vendors. Enterprise Linux couples the innovation of open source and the stability of a true enterprise-class platform.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 provides our customers with industry-leading virtualization capabilities, an impressive deployment ecosystem and world-record setting performance," said Scott Crenshaw, vice president, Enterprise Linux Business at Red Hat. "To be honored as one of SearchEnterpriseLinux's 'Products of the Year' is a testament to the validity of Red Hat solutions."

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SearchEnterpriseLinux.com focuses on helping IT managers and architects move to and make the most out of Linux server in enterprise data centers. The site examines the key distributions and fundamental applications needed in the environment, and also reports on timely issues related to hardware and software support for Linux. SearchEnterpriseLinux.com delivers expert advice, news and updates about Linux administration and management; integration and interoperability between Linux, Windows and Unix; securing Linux and mixed-platform environments; Linux and virtualization; migrating to Linux; high performance computing and more, arming enterprise users and managers with the level of detail they need to make crucial purchasing decisions.

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