Agilysys and Red Hat Partner To Deliver Open Source Solutions

New Partnership Enables Agilysys to Provide Customers with the Benefits of

Red Hat Solutions and Open Source

Oct 05, 2006, 01:00 ET from Agilysys, Inc.

    BOCA RATON, Fla. and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Agilysys, Inc., (Nasdaq:   AGYS) a leading provider of enterprise computer
 technology solutions, and Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:   RHAT), the world's leading
 provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that
 the two companies have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver
 Red Hat solutions and the benefits of open source to Agilysys customers.
 Red Hat's unique vision and leadership in the open source community
 combined with the consulting and services capabilities of Agilysys
 Professional Services will provide customers with successful,
 cost-effective open source technology integrations in mission-critical
     The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) as a
 Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, the top-tier level of Red Hat's channel
 program. This will enable the two organizations to collaborate in the
 development and delivery of reliable open source solutions to customers.
     "Today, customers are looking for comprehensive Linux solutions and the
 flexibility of an open source environment," said Dave Williams, vice
 president of marketing, Agilysys ESG. "Agilysys has a proven track record
 in the design and implementation of Linux solutions. We are pleased to
 partner with Red Hat and further enable our customers to achieve the value
 and high-performance associated with open source."
     "Agilysys has deep relationships with a wide variety of leading IT
 suppliers across a diverse group of industries, and we are excited to be a
 part of that portfolio," said Ed Boyajian, vice president of strategic
 alliances, Red Hat. "Together we look forward to helping even more
 enterprise customers implement flexible Red Hat solutions and to realize
 the value of robust performance, rock-solid reliability, and economic
 benefits that open source technology provides."
     Red Hat is the recognized leader in enterprise solutions that take full
 advantage of the quality and performance provided by the open source model.
 With Red Hat, enterprise hardware and software vendors have a standard
 platform on which to certify their technology, assuring the necessary
 scalability and security of open source software and enabling
 mission-critical Linux deployments.
     For more information on Red Hat solutions, contact Frank Casillo,
     About Agilysys, Inc.
     Agilysys is a leading provider of enterprise computer technology
 solutions consisting of complex server and storage hardware, software and
 services. The company serves a broad base of customers in a wide variety of
 industries as well as the public sector. Agilysys designs and implements
 tailored solutions to help end users resolve their most complicated
 information technology (IT) needs, and supports reseller partners in
 growing their businesses. By combining proprietary software and services
 with the products and services of leading suppliers, Agilysys serves as a
 critical link in the IT supply chain. The company also offers
 industry-specific expertise in markets such as retail and hospitality.
 Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Agilysys has sales offices throughout
 North America and in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit
     About Red Hat, Inc.
     Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is
 headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The
 most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives
 have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two
 consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat
 is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making
 high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides an operating
 system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications,
 management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware
 Suite. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures
 and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a
 low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support,
 training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through
 top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a
 long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage
 open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management.
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