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In September, 2003 Red Hat launched the Open Source Architecture designed to be a roadmap for customers to build secure, high performance systems infrastructure based on open source software. Since then, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been made available on seven hardware architectures and applications support for the platform has more than doubled.
"A strong network of partnerships with the world's leading applications vendors is vital to the adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux," said Mike Evans, vice president of Partner Development at Red Hat. "Since Red Hat Enterprise Linux was first made available in May, 2002 we've experienced outstanding support from leaders in the software industry. With over 750 applications now certified on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, and over 200,000 subscriptions sold, customers will have the great freedom of choice to build their Open Source Architectures utilizing a wide range of industry-leading solutions."
Oracle was the first leading software vendor to certify Oracle core products on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Oracle continues to work closely with Red Hat to ensure that its partner ecosystem is certified on the platform. "Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal platform for the deployment of Oracle enterprise solutions," said Jamshed Patel, Sr. Director Linux Program Office, Oracle. "Oracle and Red Hat will continue to lead in meeting customer requirements. In case after case, the close Oracle/Red Hat partnership, and world-class global support, have been determining factors in companies choosing Oracle on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Oracle and Red Hat have collaborated to include numerous technology enhancements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 3, bringing Linux to a higher level of security, performance and ROI for mission critical environments."
Red Hat has worked with Intel to accelerate applications certification on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. "Customer demand has grown significantly for Intel based, enterprise computing solutions that run Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This growth is predicated on a need for reliable and flexible platforms for deploying applications," said Richard Wirt, Senior Intel Fellow, General Manager, Software Solutions Group, Intel Corporation. "Working together, Intel and Red Hat will work with applications vendors to accelerate solutions availability and visibility on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for servers with IntelÂ® XeonTM processors and Intel ItaniumÂ®2 process."
The Red Hat Ready Program is available for software applications vendors to certify applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For more information on the Red Hat Ready Program or to browse the Red Hat Applications Catalog, please visit http://www.redhat.com for more information or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Certification
"Our customers are interested in ways to quickly, securely, and cost-effectively deploy Enterprise Reporting Applications to a broad range of users, especially their customers and partners outside the firewall," said Nobby Akiha, vice president of marketing for Actuate. "Many organizations are taking a close look at how Linux will help achieve these goals. By becoming Red Hat Ready, we have made it simple for our customers to leverage the advantages of Linux when building and deploying Enterprise Reporting Applications."
"BakBone has utilized Red Hat Linux as our base development platform since 1997. As part of our commitment to Red Hat, our entire NetVault data protection and recovery solution is certified and supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 3 for both 32 bit and Itanium 2 architectures. In 2003, Red Hat announced support for the BakBone LinuxAdvantage initiative. Together, Red Hat and BakBone are empowering customers to migrate to Linux with out compromising their level of data protection and recovery."
"Linux is approaching critical mass around the world as more and more companies realize its immense value, and in fact, Linux is one of BEA's fastest-growing software platforms," said Bob Griswold, vice president and general manager, Java Runtime products group, BEA Systems. "To respond to these ever-growing demands, BEA is working closely with Red Hat to offer pre-configured, production-ready solutions designed to help customers rapidly realize increased performance and dramatic price reductions for their enterprise Java applications."
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux has raised the bar by offering a stable, consistent, enterprise-class platform that, together with BMC's management solutions, is ready to support our customers' mission critical Linux applications," said Fred Johannessen, Director, Linux Research & Development, BMC Software, Inc. "BMC Software's Linux products complement Red Hat Enterprise Linux by providing the enterprise management and integration needed to implement Linux successfully in a heterogeneous IT infrastructure."
"CA has been a strong supporter of Linux across a variety of hardware architectures, from the mainframe to the latest 64-bit server platforms," said Sam Greenblatt, senior vice president and chief architect of the Linux Technology Group at CA. "This support includes an ongoing commitment to deliver our industry-leading infrastructure and security management products on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which offers customers outstanding stability, reliability and performance."
"We are evaluating a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server to run our Hyperion Essbase operations with the hopes of improving efficiencies and decreasing overall costs," said Bill Glassen, director of information technology at Cashman Equipment and Hyperion customer. "We also hope to gain additional stability and decreased maintenance costs with the use of a Linux solution. We are excited about the opportunity to test the Linux version of Hyperion Essbase. Over the past several years, Hyperion has been very proactive in supporting new technologies, and the Linux package is another step in their innovative direction."
"IONA's Orbix Enterprise is now available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS vs. 3, therfore Orbix on Linux is capable of providing the same enterpise qualities of service as other UNIX platforms," said Neil Kenealy, Senior Product Manager, IONA Technologies. We have had many customers who migrated to the latest versions of our software at the same time as migrating to Linux. This gave them benefits in performance and scalability from IONA's latest product as well as the high value and low cost of using Linux. We have seen huge customer demand for Linux and our support for Orbix Enterprise on Linux reflects the growth in Linux demand in recent years."
"Working closely with Red Hat, we have been able to deliver our award winning information management solutions running on Linux. Strategic to LEGATO, Red Hat's open source technology provides a stable, flexible and secure operating system. With our combined solutions, we enable customers to leverage current investments while driving down total cost of ownership" said Victoria Grey, vice president, Business Continuance, LEGATO Software."
"MySQL is a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), a fast growing open source enterprise software stack. More and more companies are using LAMP as an alternative to expensive proprietary software stacks because of its lower cost and freedom from lock-in, said Bertrand Mattelie, director of Alliances at MySQL. "Many customers are choosing to run MySQL on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the combined performance and reliability."
"We are seeing strong growth in the deployment of Linux in our customer base," said Krishnan Natarajan, director, Product Marketing at NetIQ. "In particular, our Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers tell us they need to more effectively manage the service levels of their deployments. We see this as part of a trend of IT organizations to stay better aligned with shifting business demands."
"Pervasive and Red Hat Linux are a unique combination. Working together, Linux and Pervasive.SQL offer a cost, performance, and functionality combination that is not found in other products," said Chris Kauffman, product manager at Pervasive. "As a Red Hat Ready partner, we believe the path to Linux for our 1000's of software developer customers is easier than ever."
"Veritas Software is dedicated to supplying the most robust and highly performant enterprise solutions for the Red Hat Linux environment," said Mark Bregman, vice president of Product Operations. "Through our close integration, Red Hat and VERITAS are providing customers the necessary keys that open the door to greater productivity, reduced risk and increased return on investment for enterprise Linux deployments."
"With the introduction of support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and our newly expanded enterprise content management offerings, Vignette again is at the forefront of the market by offering platform and technology independence across its complete content management and portal product lines, not just pieces of it as our competitors do," said David Shirk, senior vice president of strategy and worldwide marketing at Vignette. "A longtime hallmark of Vignette has been its adherence to industry standards and the ability to support the broadest array of platforms out of the box, and Linux support is another milestone in our execution of that strategy."
"VMware and Red Hat have a strategic relationship dedicated to providing customers significant cost savings and greater control over their compute resources by deploying VMware's Virtual Infrastructure on a stable,enterprise-proven operating environment, Red Hat Enterprise Linux," said Michael Mullany, VP of Marketing at VMware. "Red Hat's certification programs give customers assurance that VMware products work seamlessly with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and applications certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux."
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