Red Hat to Expand Enterprise Solutions Portfolio

12/4/2002 - Red Hat, the world's premier open source and Linux provider, announced a new enterprise workstation offering. The new workstation release will be 100% compatible with Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, allowing customers to deploy complete, enterprise-strength, client-server solutions that are built on the same underlying technology. These homogeneous environments result in reduced costs through faster deployments, common application support, and easier system administration.

Additionally, Red Hat's workstation release will deliver the enterprise-class environment for development of applications for deployment on Advanced Server as well as design workstation use in the EDA (Electronic Design Automation) and DCC (Digital Content Creation) markets.

"IDC research found a surge of interest in Linux client operating environments in 2001, with an increase of 49.7% in paid shipments compared to 2000," said Al Gillen, Research Director of Systems Software at IDC. "With the introduction of Red Hat's workstation offering to complement Red Hat's Linux server operating environment products, the company now offers a range of solutions that also addresses the growing demand for a Linux client operating environment."

"The next natural step in completing our enterprise roadmap was to create a stable, high performance workstation solution to complement Red Hat Linux Advanced Server," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat Executive vice president of Engineering. "With our workstation release, customers will be able to deploy client-server solutions that have been engineered from the ground up to work together".

"Synopsys was the first major EDA company to make its tools available on the Linux open source operating system, and we continue to drive Linux in the market to meet our customers' growing demand for its price/performance value. Our customers require a combination of value and support, which Red Hat's enterprise products provide," said Rich Goldman, vice president of Strategic Market Development at Synopsys. "Being able to support a single Red Hat Linux platform for both servers and workstations allows us to decrease costs and complexity as we deliver leading tools for our customers. We look forward to supporting our customers on Red Hat's enterprise platform."

Red Hat's workstation release will be available from Red Hat Q1,2003.

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