Agilysys, Inc., a provider of enterprise computer technology solutions, and Red Hat, Inc., 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 environments.
Red Hat has hired Mark Enzweiler, a Lenovo executive who spent 25 years at IBM, to be its vice president of North American channel sales, the Linux seller said Wednesday. Channel sales are directed toward business partners that typically build products into broader or customized products of their own or sell them to a particular market such as small businesses.
"We're seeing the mainstream use of Linux has spread," Red Hat spokesperson Leigh Day said. "It's difficult to calculate all the places it shows up and all the places it affects our revenue." Red Hat Linux is being used in wireless routers and medical devices, according to Day. It also is showing up in unconventional applications.
Red Hat announced two significant milestones related to its acquisition of JBoss. As of today, multi-platform JBoss enterprise middleware subscriptions are available to Red Hat channel partners globally, through major distributors. In addition, the new Red Hat Application Stack subscription, an integrated solution of leading open source technology, is available online on Red Hat Network.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Beta 1 is a preview of the next generation of Red Hat's comprehensive suite of enterprise operating systems, designed for mission-critical enterprise computing and certified by top enterprise software vendors.