Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world''s leading provider
of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced
that over 750 enterprise applications are now certified
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat and Intel Corporation
have worked together to design an online, searchable catalog
to showcase compatible applications.
September, 2003, Red Hat launched the ''open source architecture''
designed to be a roadmap for customers to build secure,
high performance systems infrastructure based on open
source software. Since then, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
has been made available on seven hardware architectures
and applications support for the platform has more than
According to Mike Evans, vice president of partner development
at Red Hat, "A strong network of partnerships with
the world''s leading applications vendors is vital to
the adoption of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Since Red
Hat Enterprise Linux was first made available in May
2002, we''ve experienced outstanding support from leaders
in the software industry. With over 750 applications
now certified on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform,
and over 200,000 subscriptions sold, customers will
have the great freedom of choice to build their Open
Source Architectures utilizing a wide range of industry-leading
was the first leading software vendor to certify Oracle
core products on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Oracle continues
to work closely with Red Hat to ensure that its partner
ecosystem is certified on the platform. Shekhar Dasgupta,
managing director, Oracle India Private Limited says,
"We are seeing banks, government organizations
and the education sector leading Linux adoption in India.
Linux is bringing down TCO and complexity particularly
in large scale deployments of mission critical applications
which are accessed by departments and users across the
length and breadth of the country. Oracle provides technical
support for Linux operating system at no additional
charge to customers. Our close relationship with Redhat
gives customers in India an easy Linux adoption path."
on the occassion, Javed Tapia, director, Red Hat India,
said, " Red Hat and Oracle have been working very
closely in India. and we see Linux becoming the platform
of choice for Oracle implementations in enterprises
across the spectrum, ranging from large enterprises
to SME''s across industry verticals."
demand has grown significantly for Intel-based, enterprise
computing solutions that run Red Hat Enterprise Linux,"
says Shrikant Patil, director, APAC solutions group,
Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. "Working together,
Intel and Red Hat will work with applications vendors
to accelerate solutions availability and visibility
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for servers with Intel Xeon
processors and Intel Itanium2 processors," he adds.