Since the start of their global alliance in May, 2003, Red Hat and Fujitsu have joined forces on all aspects of mission-critical Linux solutions, including software development, marketing, sales, system configuration, and support. In addition to offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions for the Fujitsu PRIMERGY and its next-generation mission-critical Intel Architecture servers, both companies have actively partnered in the development and promotion of Linux solutions. The formation of the Joint Development Organization has demonstrated both company's commitment to work together to further expand their Linux offerings. These joint Red Hat and Fujitsu efforts have already achieved positive results including diskdump, IPv6 network, and threadsafe libraries.
"With the growth of Linux use from entry-level to enterprise systems, the launch of release Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, with its 'enterprise' functional enhancements, is well matched to the needs of our customers," said Kiyoshi Sensui, General Manager of Linux Software Development Division, Server Systems Group at Fujitsu Limited. "As part of the Joint Development Organization, Fujitsu has been working with Red Hat to co-develop Linux functionality focused on the enterprise. Now embodied in this release, Fujitsu is very pleased to be able to offer enterprise Linux as a component of our mission critical solutions."
"With support from Fujitsu we are excited to bring to market Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, a truly defining milestone of Linux in the Enterprise," said Yuji Fujita, President at Red Hat Japan. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 on Fujitsu systems will offer global customers a great choice for the enterprise."
This latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux enables enterprise organizations to realize the benefits of open source innovation throughout their IT environment, particularly in the areas of performance, reliability, availability, scalability and security. Red Hat has engineered Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with a focus on:
- Platform stability and maturity based on a well-tested Linux 2.6 kernel
- Productivity improvements particularly for the desktop
- Technologies to meet enterprise security and compliance demands
- Exceptional performance and scalability for both 32- and 64-bit workloads
Red Hat continues to place great emphasis on the importance of partner relationships and collaboration with the community. This work is most evident in the breadth of architecture and application support of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4 is available on 64-bit IntelÂ® XeonTM and IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® processor-based systems, AMD64, IBM POWER, z-Series and S/390 and other x86 systems
- 1000's of applications are currently in process to become certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4
- Red Hat has collaborated with the community to bring to market mature open source technologies such as SELinux and Firefox, which greatly increase security and browser experience from servers through desktops and clients
- Red Hat Desktop has made great strides in improving office productivity and usability. Also, capabilities ranging from mobility/wireless support (including Intel Centrino), to plug-and-play USB device recognition, to power management for laptops have been significantly upgraded.
Customers will have a wide range of technologies to choose from, all based on a standard, single code base. Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 4 is now available in 15 languages worldwide. For more information please visit http://www.redhat.com or call 866-2-RED-HAT. For information on Fujitsu solutions certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, please visit http://www.fujitsu.com.
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