MUNICH - APRIL 2, 2014 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Software AG, a global leader in business process optimization, has been named a Red Hat Advanced ISV Partner for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The collaboration expands the already extensive co-operation between the companies for both software development and support activities to enhance the overall experience for joint customers.
As enterprises everywhere face increasing pressure to reduce costs, manage shrinking IT budgets, and upgrade aging legacy systems, open standards-based alternatives to proprietary technologies grow ever important. Under the expanded relationship, Software AG can take advantage of this demand for open source technologies while providing optimal integration and performance of its solutions with Red Hat offerings, including the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Software AG already uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux for software development, providing compatibility and certification for its own Linux solutions with Red Hat support services.
Through the advanced ISV partner program, Software AG will also have access to Red Hat’s technical resources, enabling the company to efficiently coordinate its own solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux specifically for x86 servers and the IBM System z mainframe. This coordination greatly simplifies and accelerates version upgrades as well as the development of new product releases and provides Software AG customers with a much higher degree of application performance and availability while lowering the total cost of ownership.
Angelika Siffring, vice president, product management for enterprise transaction systems, Software AG
“We are pleased about our new Red Hat Advanced ISV partnership, which brings additional value to our joint Linux customers on x86 and IBM System z worldwide.”
Petra Heinrich, vice president, EMEA partners and alliances, Red Hat
“The benefits of open source technology are being leveraged by companies like Software AG the world over. We are pleased to welcome Software AG as an advanced ISV partner and look forward to delivering innovative, open source solutions to our joint customers.”
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