RALEIGH, N.C - —
Agilysys, Inc., (NASDAQ: AGYS) a leading provider of enterprise computer technology solutions, and Red Hat, Inc.(NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that the two companies have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver Red Hat solutions and the benefits of open source to Agilysys customers. Red Hat's unique vision and leadership in the open source community combined with the consulting and services capabilities of Agilysys Professional Services will provide customers with successful, cost-effective open source technology integrations in mission-critical environments.
The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, the top-tier level of Red Hat's channel program. This will enable the two organizations to collaborate in the development and delivery of reliable open source solutions to customers.
"Today, customers are looking for comprehensive Linux solutions and the flexibility of an open source environment," said Dave Williams, vice president of marketing, Agilysys ESG. "Agilysys has a proven track record in the design and implementation of Linux solutions. We are pleased to partner with Red Hat and further enable our customers to achieve the value and high-performance associated with open source."
"Agilysys has deep relationships with a wide variety of leading IT suppliers across a diverse group of industries, and we are excited to be a part of that portfolio," said Ed Boyajian, vice president of strategic alliances, Red Hat. "Together we look forward to helping even more enterprise customers implement flexible Red Hat solutions and to realize the value of robust performance, rock-solid reliability, and economic benefits that open source technology provides."
Red Hat is the recognized leader in enterprise solutions that take full advantage of the quality and performance provided by the open source model. With Red Hat, enterprise hardware and software vendors have a standard platform on which to certify their technology, assuring the necessary scalability and security of open source software and enabling mission-critical Linux deployments.
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About Agilysys, Inc.
Agilysys is a leading provider of enterprise computer technology solutions consisting of complex server and storage hardware, software and services. The company serves a broad base of customers in a wide variety of industries as well as the public sector. Agilysys designs and implements tailored solutions to help end users resolve their most complicated information technology (IT) needs, and supports reseller partners in growing their businesses. By combining proprietary software and services with the products and services of leading suppliers, Agilysys serves as a critical link in the IT supply chain. The company also offers industry-specific expertise in markets such as retail and hospitality. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Agilysys has sales offices throughout North America and in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit www.agilysys.com.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with offices spanning the globe. CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. 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 applications, management and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS). Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA) and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. 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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