Red Hat(NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, announced today, at the Red Hat Summit, plans to release Red Hat Directory Server. Red Hat Directory Server is another milestone in Red Hat's open source architecture strategy of broadening customer choice by providing solutions based on open source technologies.
Red Hat Directory Server is based on technology assets acquired by Red Hat from the Netscape Security Solutions division of America Online in September, 2004. Once proprietary, the code is now available as open source, licensed under the GPL. Red Hat Directory Server has been developed and packaged as an integrated, secure solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the HP-UX 11i operating environment on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers, and Solaris systems.
"Red Hat has developed standards-based solutions with security, scalability and manageability in mind from the very beginning, from enhancements in storage management and clustering to releasing the first operating system platform with a fully operational Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) capability," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "Today we are announcing a massively scalable, secure, reliable, and open source directory server based on enterprise-proven technology. We are very pleased to offer customers this cost effective, high performance solution in a market where none previously existed."
Red Hat Directory Server is available using the same annual subscription model as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which includes maintenance, unlimited support incidents and upgrades. It is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 and v.4, Solaris, and available on the HP-UX 11i operating environment on HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers. Each release will be supported for five years from initial product availability and includes access to updates and upgrades for active subscribers through Red Hat Network.
"Red Hat Directory Server for HP-UX 11i and Linux offers greater choice to customers while increasing the scalability, reliability, and performance of identity management solutions," said Don Jenkins, vice president of marketing, Business Critical Servers, HP. "With HPâeuro™s portfolio of advanced virtualization capabilities across Linux and HP-UX coupled with HP Integrity server support for Linux, Windows and OpenVMS, customers can lower the cost of deploying standards-based identity management solutions by consolidating servers in their data centers."
With the availability of Red Hat Directory Server, Red Hat is also creating and sponsoring the Fedora Directory Server project. Fedora Directory Server will mirror the highly successful Fedora Linux Project by promoting a vigorous, community-based development environment to improve and enhance open source directory server technologies.
In the coming months Red Hat expects to open source additional technologies that were acquired from AOL/Netscape.
Red Hat Directory Server for Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 will be available for purchase through Red Hat and select distributors in mid-June, 2005. For further information,please call 1-866-2REDHAT or visit http://www.redhat.com.
About Red Hat
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with offices spanning the globe. 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 middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training, and consulting services directly to its customers worldwide and through its channel partners. 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 a focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release that are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future operations, and management's assessment of market factors, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, reliance upon strategic relationships, management of growth, the possibility of undetected software errors, the risks of economic downturns generally, and in Red Hat's industry specifically, the risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures, the viability of the Internet, and other risks detailed in Red Hat's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's Web site at http://www.sec.gov.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Red Hat について
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.