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AutoZone Chooses Red Hat For Intranet Apps

Red Hat Inc. Monday agreed to lend services and support to AutoZone as part of the auto parts retailer's plan to base its network on Red Hat Linux's open source systems.

Red Hat's (RHAT) services organization will provide consulting and support services for a network of approximately 3,000 Linux-based intranet terminals in AutoZone's (AZO) stores throughout the United States.

Red Hat's on-site consulting sets a new standard for enterprise-level support for Linux-based operating systems. With more than 350 expert consultants, Red Hat and its partners offer Red Hat Linux consulting services, including: on-site consulting; strategy formation; planning; evaluation; classification and organization; training; implementation; recurring operations and audit.

Red Hat Linux-based enterprise IT operations can choose anything from initial installation help up to full, ongoing outsourced management of their complete Linux-based information management operation.

"Red Hat Linux was the logicial choice for AutoZone's network because we require a cost-effective and highly reliable operating system that can be customized and upgraded easily," said Jon A. Bascom, Vice President of STS, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone.

"We're confident that Red Hat's experienced support organization will help us realize the benefits we expect from Linux."

AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 2,711 AutoZone stores in 39 states in the U.S. and six AutoZone stores in Mexico.