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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