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IBM Launches Development & Test Cloud Utilizing Red Hat Technology

March 18
07:42 2010

Web Host NewsRALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that IBM has selected Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as a platform in its new cloud computing service for development and test.

“Our decade-long partnership with Red Hat has always been focused on customer value and innovation. Today, we are extending this partnership to include cloud computing – broadening our reach and answering the strong customer demand for cloud computing services,” said Maria Azua, vice president of Cloud Computing Enablement at IBM. “Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is an optimal hypervisor technology for the infrastructure offerings on the IBM cloud.”

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Red Hat first announced plans to deliver Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in February 2009 to help address customer concerns about virtualization, such as performance, scalability and security. In November 2009, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers was released, providing customers with a new, fully featured, cost-effective choice in the virtualization market. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization offers some of the industry’s latest technology, enabling enterprise adoption of virtualization and the deployment of open cloud computing infrastructures.

“Customers are expected to benefit significantly from the collaboration of IBM and Red Hat in enterprise virtualization and cloud computing,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business Unit at Red Hat. “Together, Red Hat and IBM aim to break down barriers to virtualization and cloud adoption by providing customers with a stable and robust environment to meet their enterprise applications requirements. We believe that combining Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization software with IBM’s server, storage and network hardware, plus IBM’s well-known enterprise support and services, as the foundational components of IBM’s cloud infrastructure offers a compelling application environment for customers.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for six consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more at

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