Issue #12 October 2005

From the Inside

In the news

Whitepapers and case studies

Get the insight you need to guide you on your next Linux project. Our whitepapers are written by Red Hat experts and respected industry analysts like IDC. They provide in-depth analysis on a range of topics including migration, security, and e-commerce. It's required reading for anyone considering open source technology. And it's free. All you have to do is register.

Case study: University of Stirling
University of Stirling chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux for applications and Intel Itanium 2-based servers With over 9000 students and 2000 staff member, human resources and payroll are critical systems at Stirling University. When its systems began to lag, it turned to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Intel Itanium 2- based systems. Not only did Stirling University more than triple its performance, it also cut costs by 50%. Read
Case study: Wotif.com
Travel booking website chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux over Microsoft Wotif.com, founded in 2000, is Australia's leading last-minute accommodations website and the global specialist in its field. In 2002, Wotif.com was essentially a Microsoft shop. Wotif.com was having enormous issues with performance, scalability, and system availability because of 80-100% yearly growth. They decided that Wotif.com's overall architecture needed a solution that was scalable, open source, and UNIX-like. Buy-in and support from tier-one vendors like Oracle was also essential. The platform that best met these needs was Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read
Case study: Yuba County Schools
Yuba County School System Increases Efficiency Yuba County Unified School District (YCUSD) in northern California migrated from a mainframe environment to one built around Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other open source solutions. As a result, they've increased efficiency and reliability, all while saving money. Read
Security in a Networked World
Linux was born in networked world. In fact, its success is due in large part to the collaborative development model that proliferated as the Internet became globally accessible. Download

Global events

Check the list to see if Red Hat is coming to a city near you.

Free Seminars: OpenPower Linux Seminars for Solaris Clients
This summer and fall
Various locations around the world
Red Hat and IBM are sponsoring a free worldwide seminar for customers and business partners on the business and technical benefits of migrating from Solaris to Linux on OpenPower. Learn more and register
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
October 16-21, 2005
Orlando, FL
Ready to drill down into the current demands facing all IT professionals? Join Red Hat at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo and gather IT intelligence from every corner of the industry—choose from hundreds of analyst sessions organized into focus tracks, including areas like Enterprise Systems Management, IT Security, Application Integration, Outsourcing, Software Architecture, Governance, and dozens more. Learn more and register
HP Technology Forum 2005
October 17-20, 2005
Orlando, FL
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, is leading Linux and open source into the mainstream with its strategic OEM partnership with HP. This relationship enables HP to sell and support Red Hat Enterprise Linux worldwide across its desktops, workstations, and servers. Red Hat will have a booth in HP's upcoming Technology Forum held at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Learn more and register
ComputerWorld Storage Networking World
October 24-27, 2005
Orlando, FL
Wrestling with storage and data management in today's challenging business climate? Is your infrastructure under increased pressure? Do business continuity issues keep you up at night? Then plan to join Red Hat at Storage Networking World, the only conference where IT managers and professionals get an SNIA-endorsed education, a hands-on view of the world's only SNIA-sanctioned Interoperability and Solutions Demo, and access to legions of peers, experts, and solutions you won't find anywhere else. Learn more and register
Red Hat Government Users Conference
November 1, 2005
Washington, D.C.
Government IT professionals take note! Ready to become an expert on open source migration and strategies? This unique event will provide you with the technical insight you need to understand and leverage the full value of open source technology. Join and learn from the experts at Red Hat, DLT, and HP for technical sessions and hands-on learning labs. This is a don't miss opportunity to get the definitive answers on training, migration, systems management, and security. Learn more and register
CIO Executive Summit, San Francisco
November 2, 2005
San Francisco, CA
The Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Red Hat invite you to attend the CIO Executive Summit to be held at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. The CIO Executive Summit Series enhances the power and reach of your professional relationships and provides a rare opportunity to share and learn from the experiences that both national and local leaders have had in developing solutions to the industry challenges we face. Learn more and register
General Shelton Leadership Forum
November 11, 2005
Raleigh, NC
Join the distinguished General H. Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and current Board Member of Red Hat, Inc., for his annual seminar that focuses attention on the importance of values-based leadership skills to enhance corporate, government, education, non-profit, and youth development organizations. This year Ross Perot joins General Shelton for this event which is hosted and administered by the NC State University Office of Extension and Engagement. Learn more and register
SuperComputing 2005
November 12-18, 2005
Seattle, WA
SuperComputing 2005, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, will convene under the theme "Gateway to Discovery." Join Red Hat and see first-hand how high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis have lead to advances in research, education, and commerce. Learn more and register
CIO Executive Summit, Dallas
December 8, 2005
Dallas, TX
Join Red Hat in Dallas, TX for this December CIO Executive Summit which provides a regionally driven, peer-to-peer conference and promises to deliver real-time value to you and your organization. The exceptional content and contemporary formats of engagements of this private conference are designed to fuel new and meaningful relationships among CIOs. Learn more and register
Security-Enhanced Linux Symposium
February 28-March 2, 2006
Baltimore, Maryland
Secure computing is on the mind of every technology user in today's world, so it only makes sense to stay on the bleeding edge by attending the 2006 SELinux Symposium. This three-day conference is your opportunity to mingle with experts from Red Hat, meet other developers and users in the Linux community, and stay current on the latest SELinux R&D and applications. The unique format offers a full day of tutorials and two days for technical presentations and interchange on ideas, technology, and research. Learn about the Symposium Delegate program Learn more and register
Red Hat Summit 2006
May 30-June 2, 2006
Nashville, TN
It's the second-annual Red Hat Summit! Red Hat Summit 2006 will bring together the diverse people that make up the open source community, including community contributors, developers, customers, and partners. The Summit will blend different views and content into a program useful for attendees building and enabling open source architectures. It's a must-see, must-do event! Learn more and sign up for more information