Red Hat Enterprise Momentum Continues to Accelerate

1/23/2003 - Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, recapped the year of great success of their enterprise family of products. In May 2002, Red Hat released Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, a solution for mission critical workloads. Since it's initial availability, more than 500 companies have deployed Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. In a recent earnings call, Red Hat stated that the number of units sold increased by 50 percent from the previous quarter. Red Hat Linux Advanced Server has recently had outstanding results in benchmarks measuring price/performance and has recently been certified LSB compliant.

"Red Hat's Advanced Server operating system was an important milestone in providing customers with a mature and stable enterprise Linux platform that they can use as a replacement for propriety Unix platforms," said Linda Hargrove, vice president of worldwide marketing at Dell. "The Dell and Red Hat One Source alliance has been critical in developing platforms that use open standards-based technologies to be highly-available, high-performing and significantly less expensive than RISC-based architectures. We expect this momentum to continue in 2003."

"IBM has been able to extend its position as the world's leading server vendor with the strong adoption of Linux on our Intel based servers," said Rich Michos, vice president of Linux servers, IBM. "We are seeing more and more customers choose Red Hat Linux Advanced Server on IBM xSeries systems to help with real e-business solutions."

"Intel processor-based systems running Red Hat Linux Advanced Server provide compelling price/performance and industry standard benefits for enterprises," said Deborah S. Conrad, vice president & general manager, Solutions Market Development Group, Intel Corporation "The momentum away from proprietary hardware platforms is strong as evidenced by the number of Unix developers that are porting their applications to the Intel Itanium 2 processor on Linux platform."

In September, 2002, Red Hat announced the availability of Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation exclusively on Intel® Itanium® 2 processor-based HP workstations -- the HP Workstation zx2000 and HP Workstation zx6000. The solution delivers fast compute performance for scientists, engineers and others running high-floating point applications that require a large memory bandwidth and memory latency.

"HP's partnering with Red Hat supports our commitment to bring cost effective, high-performance Linux-based solutions to the enterprise," said Judy Chavis, Worldwide Linux Director, HP Industry Standard Servers. "The momentum we have experienced with Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation on HP's Itanium 2 based workstations and our recent TPC-C benchmark on Oracle 9i applications on industry-standard HP ProLiant servers running Red Hat Linux Advanced Server demonstrate the range of proven applications available today for Linux."

As Advanced Server momentum has flourished, key industry applications vendor have made software available on the Red Hat enterprise platform. BEA, Computer Associates, IBM, Legato, Oracle and VERITAS have all recently migrated applications to Linux.

"BEA is working closely with Red Hat to enable customers to deploy enterprise-class Java applications on Linux with the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform and BEA WebLogic JRockit," said Bob Griswold, vice president and general manager, Java Runtime Products Group, BEA Systems, Inc. "With Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and BEA WebLogic, customers can now deploy Java solutions on a broad range of Intel servers."

"Over the last year, Oracle and Red Hat have collaborated on numerous technology enhancements and published several leading performance benchmarks to bring Linux to the next level, said Doug Kennedy, vice president Platform Alliances, System Platforms Division, Oracle Corp. Oracle provides an unmatched breadth of enterprise-class offerings on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, including infrastructure and enterprise applications software, seamless technical support and consulting services. We anticipate Linux adoption will continue to grow, and Oracle and Red Hat will continue to lead in meeting customer requirements."

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