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Dell and Red Hat Collaborate for Embedded Solutions through Dell OEM Partner Program

Combined Dell Hardware and Red Hat Software Solutions Help Manufacturers Save Money, Speed Time-to-Market

May 21, 2012 9:20 by



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 9 May, 2012: Dell and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced they have signed an agreement to produce Dell and Red Hat hardware/software solutions for IT manufacturers worldwide. Enabling fast time-to-market and considerable cost reductions,Dell OEM Solutionsgroup, as part of its recently announcedDell OEM Partner Program,will offer flexible, integrated systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions. Now manufacturers can customize Dell Precision and PowerEdge platforms and utilize the performance and reliability of Red Hat’s offerings with approved terms and conditions.

“This newly announced extension of our successful ten-year collaboration means that Dell and Red Hat today can serve the most demanding builders of technology solutions,” said Dion Cornett, vice president, Strategic Alliances at Red Hat. “Appliance and application vendors leveraging the trusted brands and proven solutions of Dell and Red Hat, integrated into a cohesive and readily consumable offering, will enjoy compelling value.”

Dell designed the OEM Partner Program to be a highly customizable, one-stop shop for manufacturers. Organized into OEM Channel Partners and OEM Solution Partners, the program includes various levels and types of partnerships which tailor support according to customer needs. Red Hat and/or Dell provide IT manufacturers with several key components to enable their success including:

  • deep technical resources and close collaboration with critical suppliers;

  • best-of-breed technologies at competitive price points;

  • product certification and regulatory compliance;

  • extended-life products with locked down hardware configurations; and

  • high level of product customization and branding.

Dell OEM Solutions division collaborates with key technology providers, such as Red Hat, to enable manufacturers to build a more robust and flexible hardware platform,” said Ron Pugh, executive director and general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas. “The technical integration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Middleware offerings with Dell solutions addresses customer specific requirements including regulatory compliance, product life cycles, and quality testing. We are thrilled to have Red Hat as part of the OEM Partner Program as they will help manufacturers with their unique go-to-market needs while allowing them to deliver innovative solutions faster.”

For more information, please visit the below sites.

Dell OEM Solutions and Red Hat Embedded:here

Red Hat:www.redhat.com

Red Hat News site:here

About Dell
Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell OEM Solutions helps its customers find more balance between execution and innovation with dedicated OEM resources, industry-standard hardware and global services and support capabilities. Dell helps its OEM customers improve their time to profit and run their operations more efficiently for increased competitive edge. Learn more atwww.dell.com/oem.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:http://www.redhat.com.

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