Red Hat Strengthens Presence in Italian Telecommunications Market with CREALAB Partnership


United States, September 23, 2008

Open source flexibility and enterprise professional services satisfy Italian national carrier requirements

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a growing presence in the Italian telecommunications market with the addition of new industry partnership with experienced system integrator CREALAB. In response to demand, Red Hat is delivering its high-performance, flexible solutions for mission-critical systems to the local telecommunications industry.

CREALAB specialises in the creation of innovative, highly technical projects and has developed CREA-RE, a Remote Mobile Management platform that is based on Red Hat solutions. The reliability of Red Hat solutions, together with the offer of the Company’s high-value support services, delivers important benefits to telecommunications customers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware offer flexibility, performance enhancements, strong functionality, modularity and high-quality standards that are demanded by telecommunications customers that are constantly in need of expanding sophisticated and advanced services.

“CREA-RE is the Remote Mobile Management platform developed by CREALAB
in a distributed and highly available architecture that utilizes Red Hat and JBoss solutions. It enables agents in the TIM Call Center to solve configuration and management issues for advanced devices like smartphones and for data services”, said Stefano Prati, Direttore Generale in CREALAB.

“The decision to implement Red Hat and JBoss solutions has turned out to be extremely valuable, especially from a technology point of view. Using Red Hat solutions has enabled us to move from the test phase to the production phase without requiring the porting of platforms. The evolution of the platform has in fact been continuous and harmonic, due to the extreme flexibility and reliability of Red Hat technologies, guaranteeing a very high re-use of the resources available. CREA-RE has experienced 100 percent service continuity since implementing Red Hat”, said Prati.

“The creation and implementation of the CREA-RE platform based on Red Hat and JBoss solutions further demonstrates the solutions’ ability to host mission-critical services in critical environments, offering significant advantages to Red Hat customers”, said Gianni Anguilletti, country sales manager at Red Hat Italia. “Flexibility and reliability continue to be extremely important to our telecommunications customers and are features that we deliver through our Red Hat and JBoss solutions so that they can be leveraged by the technological excellence of a partner such as CREALAB.”

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