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eServer Wins Red Hat's Support

IBM's new eServer line won a powerful ally on Monday. Red Hat Inc., the leading vendor of Linux operating system shipments, today announced its support of IBM's next-generation of servers.

IBM's newly introduced eServer line is built around open standards. With this announcement, Red Hat Linux™ will run on the entire IBM eServer line and all of IBM's Linux-enabled software, providing customers application flexibility across a variety of platforms from large enterprises to small businesses.

The latest agreement builds upon an August alliance calling for Red Hat and IBM to jointly market, distribute and support bundled IBM, Lotus, Tivoli and Red Hat software offerings.

"IBM and Red Hat have a strong relationship that dates back to the early days of our company and has expanded several times, and we see this announcement as reinforcing IBM's commitment to Linux and to Red Hat," said Matthew Szulik, president and CEO, Red Hat.

Red Hat Linux will be supported on the complete IBM eServer Line, which includes:
  • IBM eServer zSeries: most reliable, mission-critical data and transaction server on earth.
  • IBM eServer pSeries: most powerful, technologically advanced UNIX server.
  • IBM eServer iSeries: high performance, integrated business server for mid-market companies.
  • IBM eServer xSeries: affordable, Linux-ready, Intel-based servers with mainframe-inspired reliability technologies.

In addition, Red Hat is making available today, via their Web site (www.redhat.com/products/software), the following IBM middleware:

  • Red Hat Linux and IBM DB2(R) Universal Database
  • Red Hat Linux and IBM WebSphere(R) Application Server
  • Red Hat Linux and Lotus Domino(R)
  • Red Hat Linux and IBM Small Business Pack for Linux

"Red Hat clearly understands the demands placed on companies implementing e-business on Linux and can now offer customers support across highly scaleable server and middleware lines delivering an integrated solution for the smallest business to the largest enterprise," said Dick Sullivan, vice president, Solutions and Integration Marketing, IBM Software.