Red Hat Recognizes Cutting-Edge Open Source Deployments in Seventh Annual Innovation Awards

  Red Hat Recognizes Cutting-Edge Open Source Deployments in Seventh Annual
  Innovation Awards

Global Award Finalists Honored for Transforming IT Infrastructure, Delivering
                       Business Innovation with Red Hat

Red Hat Summit 2013

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RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 10, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the finalists of the seventh annual Red Hat
Innovation Awards. The awards program recognizes customers, partners and
communities for their outstanding use, innovation, and extension of Red Hat

The Red Hat Innovation Awards finalists are recognized in seven separate
categories, and category winners were selected by a panel of experts and
ranked based on the uniqueness, complexity, and magnitude of their Red Hat
implementation. The panel of experts included: Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat;
Maureen Fleming, program vice president, BPM & Middleware, IDC; Sean Michael
Kerner, senior editor,; Scott Merrill, TechCrunch
contributor; Craig Muzilla, vice president and general manager, Middleware,
Red Hat; and Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst & cofounder, RedMonk.

The seven Innovation Awards category winners will compete for the 2013 Red Hat
Innovator of the Year award and will be recognized during Red Hat Summit in
Boston. The 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year will be selected by the
community via online voting and announced during a special awards ceremony
hosted by Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst on Thurs., June 13, 2013.

The 2013 Red Hat Innovation Awards winners include:

Optimized Systems

  *Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – The Department of Defense (DoD) hired
    technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton to transform its aging and
    inflexible architecture into one that supports elasticity and flexibility
    during spikes in user demand. Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
    JBoss Middleware, and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Booz Allen
    Hamilton created a private cloud and elastic infrastructure that is
    forecast to save over $5 million through fiscal year 2015 and has
    increased agility and flexibility.

Next Generation Business Application

  *Nación Servicios S.A. – The Argentina-based government entity set out to
    improve its population’s quality of life with a new transportation
    project, the Joint Electronic Ticket System (SUBE). This online service
    provides Buenos Aires citizens the ability to purchase bus, subway, and
    train transportation via an electronic payment card. The company used Red
    Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform as
    the foundation for the new system, which currently supports more than 11
    million customer cards online.

Outstanding Open Source Architecture

  *Cigna – As health care reform introduced new regulations that demanded
    greater business and IT agility, one of the largest health service
    companies in the world embarked on a company-wide business transformation
    project to evolve its internal Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
    strategy. By utilizing Red Hat's enterprise Linux, middleware, and
    virtualization solutions, Cigna has successfully designed and built a
    self-service provisioning component to develop frameworks and solutions
    that will be used to transform Cigna IT, while also rapidly responding to
    new health care regulations.

Superior Alternatives

  *Roche - The European research-based healthcare company needed to revamp
    its middleware platform infrastructure for shared environments worldwide.
    Roche looked to open source technology as the foundation for its
    migration. Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss
    Data Services, and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network has provided the
    framework for Roche to drastically improve its application delivery time
    from three weeks to three days.

Extensive Partner Ecosystem

  *Stylmark, Inc. – Stylmark is a leading provider of customized aluminum
    structures, lighting, graphic displays and framing systems in retail,
    grocery and hospitality environments for companies seeking to create or
    update spaces to allure and engage their customers. The company selected
    Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as a key IT infrastructure component,
    which has influenced the company to use additional open source solutions
    to enhance its own product portfolio. By using Red Hat technology, the
    company’s IT staff can now spend more time on new applications to enhance
    business, while gaining a more competitive edge.

Best Middleware Implementation

  *Spin Systems, Inc. - Asked to develop a healthcare data collection and
    aggregation system by a U.S. Department of Defense agency, Spin Systems
    used Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware to build a
    system that has collected more than 1.2 billion records a day from medical
    diagnostic devices, electronic medical records, information kiosks, and a
    broad range of other sources. In addition to reducing costs and improving
    efficiency, with the new solution, DoD professionals can now access
    healthcare records in minutes.

Best Storage Implementation

  *Intuit, Inc. – Data and storage management is vital to Intuit’s business,
    and a high level of performance is required, especially during peak
    periods for its TurboTax suite of tax preparation offerings. Red Hat
    Storage provides Intuit with innovative file systems that scale, improving
    application performance and high availability for applications across
    multiple datacenters. By partnering with Red Hat, Intuit has become a
    pioneer in moving forward with cutting edge technology and experienced a
    breakthrough in scalability, all while reducing cost.

To read the winning submissions from the 2013 Red Hat Innovation Awards and
vote for the 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year, please visit

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