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Red Hat to develop software in Brno

The American company Red Hat, the leading provider of open source solutions, has established a development center in the Czech Republic.

09.01.2007

With its 207 specialists, the Brno centre will become a globally significant branch of the company. Red Hat is known for its operating systems based on Linux, which at this time is the greatest competitor of the Windows operating system.

"Red Hat is pleased to choose Brno as a center of technological advancement for Red Hat solutions. We have chosen Brno because of the rich talent base," said Paul Cormier, Executive Vice President of Engineering at Red Hat. "We are excited about the great potential for innovation and collaboration as this team integrates with our global engineering organization."

The center will be located on leased premises measuring 3,000m2 in the vicinity of Masaryk University's Faculty of Informatics. Investment in the technical assessment of the building, purchase of information technologies and other equipment will exceed EUR 1.3 million.

"The company anticipates extensive cooperation with universities, especially with Masaryk University in Brno. Such cooperation will happen on many levels, from submission of dissertation work, through student internships in the company, to the possible creation of new departments at the faculty in cooperation with and at the instigation of Red Hat," says Tomas Hruda, CEO of CzechInvest.

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Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. 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. Learn more: www.redhat.com.

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AxiCom for Red Hat
Andi Lustak
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e-mail: andi.lustak@axicom.com