November 29, 2001

Idaya becomes Red Hat Certified Channel Partner

Author: JT Smith

Zoe Knipe writes: "Idaya, ( the UK-based provider of virtual private server solutions and primary sponsor of the freeVSD GPL open source project, has been awarded Certified Channel Partner status by Red Hat. This certification, by the market leading Linux operating system developer, recognises Idaya's expertise in the development of Linux-based web hosting solutions.
As a Red Hat Channel Partner, Idaya will be privy to up-to-the-minute Red Hat news and information enabling the company to take full advantage of the Linux operating system and delivering high-value, advanced, robust solutions to the worldwide ISP and web hosting marketplace in partnership with Red Hat.

The Channel Partner scheme permits Idaya to co-brand its marketing programme using the Red Hat name and the partnership provides ongoing joint market development for the freeVSD platform.

Idaya offers ISPs and the web hosting market a suite of software products which provide the user with the ability to create ?Multiple Virtual Private Server? environments on a single physical server. Furthermore, Idaya?s software suite provides three admin applications offering thin-client system administration functionality to ISP administrators, virtual server administrators and end users.

Commenting on the company?s newfound Red Hat Certified Channel Partner status, Idaya CEO, Tony Arnold said, ?Red Hat really took the time to understand our business and assess our software. Therefore, being asked to join the Red Hat Channel Partner Programme is an important endorsement of Idaya?s software and a signal to the ISP and wider hosting community that Idaya?s products should be taken seriously as solutions for their server requirements.?

?With the growth of Linux in the enterprise we?re seeing an increase in channel companies offering Linux-based products and services,? said Scott Harrison, director, Red Hat Europe. ?When customers choose open source, they also demand the highest levels of service, support and training. The Red Hat Channel Partner Programme enables our certified partners to deliver to their customers this full range of Linux-based solutions. We?re delighted to welcome Idaya to our partnership network and to work with them in reaching out into new markets and customers.?


About Idaya Ltd.
Formed in January 2000 and based in Reading, Brighton and Manchester in the UK, Idaya Ltd develops innovative software solutions which deliver bottom-line advantage for ISPs and web hosting companies worldwide.

ProVSD, VSDControl, VSDClient and VSDMail are Idaya?s current products in the market, with several more related projects in the development pipeline. VSD software provides the user with the ability to create multiple Virtual Private Server environments on a single physical server. The software suite further provides the user with the ability to manage an entire farm of Virtual Private Servers and the allocation of Web domains and e-mail accounts within the server farm. Specifically, it provides an ISP with a rapid return on investment and allows control and administration functions to be distributed to the users of both the physical and virtual servers.

Idaya Ltd is a Certified Red Hat Channel Partner (RHCP) and a member of the Sun Developer Connection (SDC).

The company is also the primary commercial sponsor of the freeVSD project (, originators of the open source virtual private server operating system across which all VSD applications work

More information about Idaya is available at

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For further press information about Idaya please contact:
Zoë Knipe or Paul Lindsell
Lindsell Marketing
Tel: 020 7434 2090
Fax: 020 7437 4130

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