Red Hat Announces Framework for Enterprise Systems Management

1/24/2003 - Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, announced plans for a comprehensive framework as the next step in building an integrated enterprise Linux platform. The latest development in the maturing of the solution is an enterprise systems management framework consisting of Red Hat Network's software delivery and maintenance functionality combined with a newly developed monitoring and reporting system.

To date, Red Hat Network has been been well received with many enterprise subscribers relying on the service for automated software delivery and management, a normally tedious and manual process that drains IT resources. Additionally, enterprise-class subscribers using Red Hat Network Satellite Server have reaped the benefit of faster, more secure updates while utilizing less bandwidth. With the latest platform development, customers will have reliable, secure systems management for every aspect of their enterprise Linux deployment.

"Systems management is normally pretty painful and costly," said Scott Clark, director of IT at SITEL, a leading direct marketing corporation. With Red Hat Network Satellite Server, we effectively manage significantly more Linux systems with fewer resource as compared to our UNIX systems."

The addition of the Red Hat Network systems management framework expands functionality to include: Device monitoring, trend analysis and service level availability reporting and automated fault management.

Unlike other enterprise systems management applications, Red Hat Network's monitoring functionality requires no agent based probes and is a complete system that includes a robust fault management engine. The system was designed from the ground up to address distributed computing environments that are currently being used in a large number of enterprises. Red Hat Network's monitoring is driven via a browser-based environment for anywhere, anytime access and can be installed in enterprise settings in days.

"With 100% uptime Service Level Agreements provided to our customers, we expect extraordinary performance from the technologies utilized to monitor and manage applications, systems, and networks," said John Rowell, vice president of Operations & Engineering for OpSource Inc., a leading provider of outsourced, on-premises and private-labeled IT infrastructure services. "Red Hat's monitoring and reporting capabilities stand out in the industry as a feature-rich monitoring solution that is reliable and can handle the rigorous requirements of today's IT environments."

"As Linux continues its momentum in the enterprise's business critical applications arena, management becomes increasingly important in building a comprehensive solution," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering at Red Hat. "The next logical step in this maturing platform is to provide refined, comprehensive systems monitoring. The Red Hat Network framework will enable us to deliver a new level of systems management depth for enterprise infrastructures."

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