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Red Hat And IBM Team To Advance Linux Migration In Europe

Red Hat And IBM Team To Advance Linux Migration In Europe

Red Hat has teamed with IBM to develop a Linux ISV, Certification Support Programme. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can seek Red Hat Enterprise Linux certification for their product. By doing so, Red Hat and IBM will extend resources to help them achieve this goal.

Certification helps to show customers that the product is legitimate and has been "proven" to work. The companies hope that the effort will drive greater migration of software applications to Linux.

Red Hat will provide technology and support services. The vendor, meanwhile, is provided access to IBM Innovation Centres for Business Partners, which provides a range of services including support during the porting and enablement of the solution either on site or remote.

Alex Pinchev, vice president global sales, at Red Hat, said, "ISVs are migrating their applications to Linux in ever-growing numbers." He said he would like to see those numbers rise even higher, leading to growth in Europe, and in developing markets that hold potential, such as Russia.

Vadim Khromov, director of Fugro-Jason, whose mapping technology has been employed in Russia's oil market, said, "The market for high-performance solutions in Russia is growing rapidly. Linux is not just the preferred platform, but has almost become the defacto standard within geophysics companies."

Concerning IBM, he said, "We have just finished porting our solution on IBM eServer Cluster 1350 on Linux with the support of IBM Innovation Centre for Business Partners in Moscow and we are extremely satisfied with the results. I believe the Linux ISV Certification Support Programme is an important step in the long-term success of open source solutions. Fugro-Jason is very pleased that IBM and Red Hat are offering such a service in Russia."

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