Red Hat Certified Cloud Partner Program Continues Global Momentum

  Red Hat Certified Cloud Partner Program Continues Global Momentum

 Acxiom, NewLease, and Verizon Terremark join Red Hat Certified Cloud Partner

Red Hat Summit 2013

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RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 11, 2013


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Acxiom, NewLease, and Verizon Terremark have
joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program, continuing global
momentum for Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions. The Red Hat Certified
Cloud Provider program is for tested, proven solutions that extend the
functionality of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions. The addition of
Acxiom, NewLease, and Verizon Terremark as Certified Cloud Providers
demonstrates Red Hat’s ongoing commitment to deliver open hybrid cloud
solutions that drive business value for customers.

Launched in 2009, the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Program assembles the
solutions cloud providers need to plan, build, manage and offer hosted cloud
solutions and Red Hat technologies to customers. A Red Hat Certified Cloud
Provider offers a trusted destination for Red Hat customers, independent
software vendors (ISVs), and partners to benefit from Red Hat offerings in
public clouds under innovative consumption and service models delivered by the
cloud providers. The Certified Cloud Provider designation is awarded to Red
Hat partners following rigorous validation by Red Hat. Each provider meets
testing and certification requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver a
safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud
deployments. The Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program provides customers,
ISVs, and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have
validated the solution so that implementations begin with a solid foundation.

Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers offer Red Hat products on their clouds, as
well as use Red Hat technologies to build and manage secure clouds. With
resources from these, and other, Red Hat Certified Clouds, enterprises are
able to do real work in the cloud today. Users and partners of Red Hat
solutions via Certified Cloud Providers cross multiple industries, including
manufacturing, financial services, consumer services, healthcare, media and
entertainment and public sector organizations.

New Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers include:

  *Acxiom: Acxiom PrivateCloud™ delivers on-demand computing for security
    sensitive organizations, enabling firms to run their most critical
    business applications in its cloud. Red Hat’s commitment to security, deep
    technical knowledge and broad support of end user applications helps
    Acxiom deliver cloud solutions for the most demanding environments across
    a wide array of SMB and enterprise organizations.
  *NewLease: NewLease represents expansion of Red Hat's certified cloud
    provider program in the Pacific Rim region. Their services assist vendor
    and partner customers in transitioning to cloud business environments.
    NewLease works with Red Hat to enable new cloud business models that are
    in turn available to Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers who are looking to
    move to the cloud in their region.
  *Verizon Terremark: Verizon Terremark will offer certified images of Red
    Hat Enterprise Linux on its Enterprise Cloud. Enterprise customers can
    choose from on-demand consumption models, as well as use their own Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux images to upload and install on blank virtual machines.

Supporting Quotes

Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat

"I am pleased with the excitement and success our partners have demonstrated
in getting their solutions certified. Customers are the true beneficiaries of
our Certified Cloud Provider program, as they can confidently look to Red Hat
and our partners to get their business to the cloud and realize higher value
from our solutions more quickly.”

Kevin Zaffaroni, senior vice president, IT, Acxiom

“Red Hat is an important partner in Acxiom’s cloud ecosystem. Our
collaboration ensures that we deliver the advanced security and support that
are critical components of our cloud offerings.”

Doug Tutus, group managing director, NewLease

“Red Hat is an important addition to the NewLease vendor range due to its high
prominence in the Cloud, and by adding the CCP program to our existing
programs it will open up new market opportunities for us. The sweet spot for
NewLease is enterprise Linux partners looking to transition from Unix to Linux
and that are committed to building a bigger cloud practice. There is also
great opportunity for partners looking to transition into the cloud.
NewLease’s strength lies in helping businesses evolve into a Cloud
subscription business and growing their cloud practises profitably. That’s
where NewLease can add a lot of value to the Red Hat brand.”

Chris Drumgoole, senior vice president, Global Operations, Verizon Terremark

“Our cloud infrastructure is designed to be flexible for enterprise customers.
Being a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider means customers can provision legally
licensed Red Hat servers from templates provided in the Verizon Enterprise
Cloud and vCloud Express interface without having to go through Red Hat to
purchase entitlements.”

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