Red Hat Amplifies Enterprise Linux Across the Hybrid Cloud with the IT Industry’s Largest Commercial Open Source Software Ecosystem

Unifying hardware providers, ISVs, systems integrators and public
clouds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 brings to bear the world’s most
extensive, certified ecosystem around enterprise Linux

BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedHat?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#RedHatlt;/agt;–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that the IT industry’s largest commercial
open source ecosystem backs Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 8
, the latest version of the world’s leading
enterprise Linux platform. Built to support any application, any
environment, anywhere, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 continues Red Hat’s
commitment to driving value throughout the entire enterprise technology
stack with the backing of many IT leaders.

Any application

Since the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in 2014, the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux ecosystem has expanded. Hundreds of independent
software vendors (ISVs) now deliver more than 5,000 certified
applications for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivering additional
expertise across a broad range of enterprise IT challenges. From
networking to security and more, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem
provides the most Linux-supportable business applications for customer
production use.

Any infrastructure

Through the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available across a vast array of
infrastructure service providers — from the largest global public cloud
providers such as Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud
Platform and Microsoft Azure to regional and specialized cloud and
managed service providers. More than 1,000 Red Hat CCSPs offer Red Hat
Enterprise Linux on their cloud infrastructures, serving as a foundation
for organizations to adopt cloud-native strategies.

Hardware providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) remain a
critical part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 partner ecosystem as
well. Tens of thousands of certified hardware configurations currently
support Red Hat Enterprise Linux, providing a starting point for IT
organizations to adopt hybrid cloud computing. Additionally, all major
processor architectures, including x86_64, ppc64le, aarch64 and s390x
have certified configurations available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is also certified for NVIDIA DGX-2 systems
as organizations look to build artificial intelligence (AI) applications.

One platform

From the datacenter to public clouds, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
provides a common, consistent platform to meet the enterprise IT
challenges of today and fuel future innovation. But Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 8 is more than an enterprise operating system. The platform
provides an entry point to a vast partner network of hardware, software
and cloud services providers, all delivering certified solutions and
configurations ready to support the open hybrid cloud.

Press webcast

Red Hat will host a press conference live from Red Hat Summit at 11 a.m.
EDT on Wednesday, May 8. Following remarks, press and analysts are
invited to participate in a live question and answer session.

To register for the press conference or view the replay after the event,
visit https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/QReg/ShowUUID=45D50AF9-7E2C-4F8C-8606-B85EBDA927AC

Supporting Quotes

Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Core Products and Cloud
Services, Red Hat

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 provides a
powerful platform to help enterprises span every IT footprint, from
bare-metal servers to public clouds, but to take full advantage of
hybrid cloud strategies, IT organizations require a comprehensive
software stack. Red Hat’s extensive partner ecosystem is filled with the
solutions and expertise to enable businesses to fully build out their
hybrid cloud strategies, with every application and hardware
configuration tested and certified to work effectively with the world’s
leading enterprise Linux platform.”

Linquan Jiang, general manager, Elastic Compute Service, Alibaba
Cloud Intelligence

“As the top public cloud and a leading Red
Hat partner in China, we are glad to collaborate closely with Red Hat
and be a strategic Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider in the
Chinese enterprise IT market. Alibaba Cloud is committed to bringing the
next generation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to our customers to help
them with their digital transformation efforts.”

Kevin Ryan, senior director, Software Ecosystem, Infrastructure Line
of Business, Arm

“The availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 helps demonstrate Arm’s momentum in the infrastructure market. We look
forward to continuing our strategic collaboration with Red Hat in
supporting adoption of cloud-native technologies by enabling development
on Arm® Neoverse™ solutions, scaling from edge to public cloud.”

Krista Satterthwaite, vice president and general manager, HPE Synergy
and BladeSystem

“HPE and Red Hat lead the way in providing
Linux solutions that help cut costs, reduce complexity, and increase
performance for both physical and virtual environments. Together with
HPE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, customers can run confidently with a
tested combination of hardware and software solutions coupled with a
single-vendor experience from the total enterprise technology stack to
hybrid cloud.”

Sumit Gupta, vice president, AI and HPC, IBM Cognitive Systems
“IBM
and Red Hat have a strong history of collaboration, including delivering
the world’s two most powerful supercomputers, the US Dept of Energy’s
Summit and Sierra supercomputers. We believe that our co-optimized
hardware and open source software is key in delivering value to our
clients, and we are looking forward to RHEL 8 helping us advance that
goal.”

Imad Sousou, corporate vice president, Architecture, Graphics and
Software Group; general manager, System Software Products, Intel

“Building
on our history of collaboration spanning the past 20 years, Intel and
Red Hat worked closely to optimize Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for Intel
technologies. Together, we enabled key Intel features and products
including Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory and Intel® Deep Learning
Boost technology, helping deliver the performance required for next-gen
AI and machine learning workloads. Intel looks forward to seeing how
customers will use the combined power of Intel technologies and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 8 to accelerate their digital transformation
initiatives, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or in open hybrid cloud
deployments.”

Doug Fisher, senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer,
Lenovo Data Center Group

“As IT organizations continue their
digital transformation and more businesses adopt hybrid cloud computing,
customers need solutions built to handle today’s most challenging
workloads that can also scale to accommodate future business growth and
IT needs. Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile solutions running Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 8 provide a scalable and more secure foundation for
driving business forward, reducing costs and minimizing complexity in
the data center.”

Larry Wikelius, vice president, Ecosystem and Partner Enabling,
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

“Marvell has worked closely with
the Red Hat team on enablement, optimization and support of the 64-bit
Arm v8-A architecture with our ThunderX2 process
family and we congratulate Red Hat on this major milestone. Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 8, with a focus on hybrid cloud and enterprise
workloads, aligns very well with the demonstrated performance advantages
of our Marvell ThunderX2 process for highly scalable and
memory-intensive applications across high-end compute to scale-out
cloud-focused markets.”

Shailaja Shankar, vice president, Engineering, McAfee
“To
stay ahead of the dynamically changing threat landscape, it is
imperative that solutions and platforms that businesses rely on are
secure from day one. Our customers utilize a diverse set of devices and
operating systems in their environments and McAfee takes great pride in
ensuring that our customers are protected across all these devices. We
are proud to provide zero day support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and
look forward to ensuring that our joint customers are protected from the
very first day on this exciting new Red Hat release.”

Shadi Shahin, vice president, Product Strategy, SAS
“For
more than 15 years, SAS and Red Hat have collaborated on solutions that
help enterprises take advantage of technology advances to meet changing
business and IT demands. Most recently, SAS® 9.4 has been tested to run
on the newest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. As leaders in a
range of markets, SAS and Red Hat together provide a platform that
supports every phase of the analytics life cycle and helps customers to
evolve their analytics platforms.”

Vatsal Sonecha, vice president, Business Development, Synopsys
“Synopsys
is proud to collaborate with Red Hat in our mission to enable our joint
customers to use Synopsys tools in their Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
environments. Synopsys and Red Hat share a similar vision for the future
of application deployment and, together, we look forward to helping
organizations overcome the challenges of securing their applications.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

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Hat
is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source
software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver
reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and
Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and
existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize
on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and
manage complex environments. Award-winning
support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted
adviser to the Fortune 500
. As a strategic partner to cloud
providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open
source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the
digital future.

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