Red Hat To Deliver Linux Solutions For IBM's s/390 Mainframe Computer

Red Hat announces the addition of Red Hat Linux for S/390 to its Enterprise Line of products and services

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—December 17, 2001—Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) today announced the general availability of Red Hat Linux for S/390, the latest version of its operating system for the enterprise mainframe. This new version enables Red Hat to fulfill its commitment to extend the scalability of its Linux operating system to run on the smallest of handheld devices to the largest of enterprise mainframes. Previously, Red Hat had announced its delivery of open source software solutions, services and support for IBM's entire eServer product line. (see

Red Hat Linux is optimized for IBM's S/390 Parallel Enterprise (G5 and G6) and Multiprise 3000 servers. It can also run on IBM's zSeries 900 servers. Major features include:

Red Hat also offers a full set of complementary software support, and professional services like consulting, integration, training and engineering services.

"With the release of Red Hat Linux for S/390, Red Hat is able to fully extend its reach from embedded to mainframe," said Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat. "I have spent many years in the mainframe market, understanding and servicing its enterprise clients. With this announcement, Red Hat is excited to be able to ofer a solution to those customers."

Utilizing the same open source code base as Red Hat Linux 7.2, enterprise companies can deploy Red Hat Linux on the S/390, enabling them to take advantage of increased performance and efficient resource sharing, increased security, and platform portability, as it supports diverse hardware architectures with a common application programming interface. The same code base also allows Red Hat to cover the full spectrum of computing platforms, from small, embedded devices up to the largest mainframe computers.

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