RHX now available to help customers compare, buy and manage open source business applications
Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the availability of Red Hat Exchange (RHX). RHX is a new service that extends Red Hat’s Open Source Architecture strategy to include integrated business application solutions from open source partners built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss platform software. Customers now have access to leading business solutions from fourteen Red Hat software partners — ranging from customer resource management and business intelligence to messaging and collaboration.
All solutions are purchased, delivered and supported via a single, standardized Red Hat subscription agreement with consolidated billing covering the complete application stack. At the RHX web site, customers have access to application profiles, user ratings and reviews, free trials and online purchase options for all applications. Red Hat will coordinate with ISV partners while providing customers with a single point of contact for all support issues throughout the application stack. In addition, RHX may be purchased through a select set of Red Hat’s Value-Added Reseller Channel partners that can also provide additional services in support of the RHX offerings.
„The goal of our Open Source Architecture strategy is to offer customers flexibility and choice. RHX supports this goal and redefines the traditional business software experience by making it simple to evaluate, test, deploy and manage complete open source solutions,“ said Donald Fischer, Vice President of Online Services at Red Hat. „The assembled partner solutions are some of the most innovative in the industry and share the same value system as Red Hat when it comes to delivering an excellent customer experience at a great value.“
RHX partners and solutions include technology leaders in content management, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, messaging and collaboration, business intelligence, databases, backup and recovery and systems monitoring. RHX launch partners include: Alfresco, CentricCRM, Compiere, EnterpriseDB, Groundwork, Jaspersoft, Jive, MySQL, Pentaho, Scalix, SugarCRM, Zenoss, Zimbra and Zmanda.
„When customers can minimize the number of number of vendors they are dealing with and the associated number of support contracts, they can reduce the complexity and often the cost associated with managing workloads,“ said Al Gillen, Research Vice President, System Software at IDC. „Red Hat has taken a step to address this complexity for its customers.“
For more information about RHX, visit http://www.redhat.com/rhx. RHX is open for business at http://rhx.redhat.com. Every solution is provided as a single, all-inclusive subscription that includes all software components, documentation and a consistent service level agreement.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs rank Red Hat the most valuable software vendor three years running in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides an operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat’s open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute „forward-looking statements“ within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; the ability of the Company to effectively compete; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; adverse results in litigation; the dependence on key personnel as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions „Risk Factors“ and „Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations“. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT and JBOSS are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the US and other countries.