Companies target small and medium enterprise companies with new
Paris, March 18, 2008 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
and Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the leading provider of open source solutions, will
integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Realtime technologies in Alcatel-Lucent
communication products for small and medium enterprises (SME). The
collaboration supports Alcatel-Lucent’s Dynamic Enterprise commitment to
interconnecting people, networks, process and knowledge in a flexible, open
environment while helping Red Hat expand its business.
The evolution toward Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Realtime
technology, a major component of the recently announced Red Hat MRG, will
enable Alcatel-Lucent to further strengthen reliability, scalability, security
and stability throughout the lifecycle of its SME portfolio of voice, data,
mobility and collaboration products. Alcatel-Lucent will benefit from Red Hat’s
hardware certification program on its next-generation hardware platforms, and
from Red Hat's extended support cycles including security updates.
“The selection of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Realtime technologies for our
SME portfolio is the obvious choice for Alcatel-Lucent,” said Tom Burns, Chief
Operating Officer of Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise activities. “By relying on the
market leader in open source software and services for our operating system and
middleware needs, we can focus our development efforts on delivering innovative
ways for fixed and mobile users to communicate and interact with each other --
any where, any time, over any access and any device.”
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Alcatel-Lucent into the SME
segment,” said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering at Red
Hat. “Not only does this show that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal
platform for the SME sector, but it also demonstrates that Red Hat's technology
is well suited to handle mission-critical applications such as realtime
Alcatel-Lucent builds solutions that transform the way small and medium
enterprises communicate by delivering fully integrated communication,
collaboration and mobility solutions that are scalable, reliable and
cost-effective. The Alcatel-Lucent SME portfolio features the OmniPCX Office
family of IP-PBX systems and the Extended Communication Server family of
collaboration and unified communication servers, all of which are based on
Red Hat-based products from Alcatel-Lucent will be available 1H 2009.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world’s leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered
in Raleigh, NC with over 50 satellite offices spanning the globe. CIOs have
ranked Red Hat first for value in Enterprise Software for four consecutive
years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat provides
high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented
Architecture (SOA) solutions, including the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite.
Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers
worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
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