November 27, 2001

Red Hat and IBM deliver Linux solutions for IBM servers

Author: JT Smith

Red Hat, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RHAT) today announced it will collaborate with International
Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) to deliver open source software solutions,
services and support for the entire IBM eServer product line.

Building on Red Hat's early support of the xSeries platform, the Linux
distribution partner today announced its support for the IBM eServer
zSeries, iSeries and pSeries platforms.

Red Hat support for IBM eServer platforms include:

  • zSeries mainframes (64 bit kernel);
  • iSeries integrated servers for small and medium business (32 bit
  • pSeries UNIX servers (32 bit kernel); and
  • xSeries Intel-based server (32 and 64 bit kernel).

For the IBM eServer product line, Red Hat will provide a base solution
offering that includes the award winning Red Hat Linux operating system,
product support services and professional services, as well as an
upgrade offering. Red Hat will also provide a wide array of service

"IBM's tremendous presence in the server market, combined with Red Hat's
leadership in innovative, mission-critical open source solutions,
provides unmatched solutions to enterprise customers worldwide," said
Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat.

The materials offered as part of the solution set will include:
platform-specific CDs and manuals; support services via telephone, email
and Internet; and professional services for customized engineering and
onsite configuration. Customers will also have upgrade options for the
OS customization and integration services.

"A growing number of IBM's customers choose Red Hat Linux to run on the
IBM eServer platforms because of its reliability and low maintenance
costs," said John Callies, vice president, IBM eServer marketing, Server
Group. "The company has also been cited for its services and support, as
well as its stature as a trusted open source brand."

For information about pricing and availability, please visit Red Hat on
the Web at

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worldwide. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat,
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