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Red Hat Announces Fourth Annual Innovation Awards
RaleighUnited States, February 15, 2010
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of its fourth annual Red Hat Innovation awards to be presented at the 2010 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, co-located in Boston, June 22-25, 2010. The Innovation Awards recognize and honor the creative use of Red Hat and JBoss solutions by customers, partners and the community.
Categories for the 2010 Innovation Awards include:
- Optimized Solutions: Recognition of striking performance, scalability and/or usability enhancements delivered with open source solutions.
- Superior Alternatives: Recognition of the most successful migration from proprietary solutions to open source alternatives.
- Extensive Ecosystem: Recognition of the use of Red Hat or JBoss' expanding partner ecosystem to create innovative architectures based on open source solutions.
- Carved out Costs: Recognition of customers who have leveraged open source solutions to significantly cut costs and extract added value from existing systems.
- Outstanding Open Source Architecture: Recognition of the use of Red Hat, JBoss and partner offerings to create innovative architectures based on open source solutions.
Submissions for the Innovations Awards will be accepted until April 15, 2010. Four categories will each recognize two winning submissions, one from Red Hat and one from JBoss, and the Outstanding Open Source Architecture category will recognize one winner who is deploying both Red Hat and JBoss solutions. From these category winners, one Red Hat Innovator of the Year and one JBoss Innovator of the Year will be selected by the community through online voting, and will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World. To view last year's winners, visit: /about/news/archive/2009/red-hat-and-jboss-innovators-of-the-year-2009.
Each submission will be evaluated by a panel of representatives and industry leaders, including: Nitin Bharti, vice president, publisher at DZone; Dana Blankenhorn, journalist, ZDNet and Smart Planet; Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat; Gordon Haff, principal IT advisor, Illuminata, Inc.; Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware, Red Hat; Joe Panettieri, editorial director, Nine Lives Media, Inc.; and Brad Shimmin, principal analysts, Collaboration and Web Conferencing, Current Analysis.
For more information, or to submit a nomination for the 2010 Innovation Awards, please visit: www.redhat.com/innovationawards. For more information on the 2010 Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, visit: www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2010/.
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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
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