Red Hat Honors Rafael Guimaraes as 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

  Red Hat Honors Rafael Guimaraes as 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of
  the Year

               Guimaraes Recognized During 2013 Red Hat Summit

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 14, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Rafael Guimaraes, analyst at Petrobras, has
been named the 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. Red Hat
certifications are earned by passing rigorous practical exams during which
candidates must perform the real-world tasks required in production
environments. The annual Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year award
recognizes and honors the hard work, expertise, and ingenuity of those holding
Red Hat certifications.

Rafael Guimaraes, a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified
Technician (RHCT) and Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA), has been
working with Red Hat solutions for several years. At Petrobras, the largest
oil company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world, Guimaraes conducted
several key projects. The projects enhanced IT services that significantly
reduced the time spent installing new Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. He
combined his RHCE skills with PHP programming to develop an environment that
provides collaborative remote 3-D Linux sessions. Additionally, Guimaraes
applied his RHCJA skills to create a secure, optimized, and efficient Red Hat
JBoss Enterprise Application Platform installation.

Entries received for the 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year
contest spanned Red Hat certifications including Red Hat Certified System
Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified
Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), Red Hat
Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) and Red Hat Certified JBoss
Administrator (RHCJA). Guimaraes was selected as the 2013 Red Hat Certified
Professional of the Year by a panel of experts in the field of business and
open source technology, and was honored at the Innovation Hour during the Red
Hat Summit in Boston on June 13.

Supporting Quotes

Randy Russell, director of Certification, Red Hat

“We congratulate Rafael Guimaraes for being selected as this year's Red Hat
Certified Professional of the Year. His skills, problem-solving abilities, and
innovation using multiple Red Hat technologies exemplify what it means to be
Red Hat certified.”

Rafael Guimaraes, analyst, Petrobras (Winner)

“It’s an honor to be named this year’s Red Hat Certified Professional of the
Year. Having worked with Red Hat open source solutions for years across a
variety of projects, my Red Hat certifications and training have proved to be
an invaluable part of my ability to solve IT challenges. Thank you, Red Hat,
for this recognition.”

Additional Resources

  *2013 RHCP of the Year
  *Red Hat certifications
  *Red Hat Training on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  *More about Red Hat Summit
  *Follow updates from Red Hat Summit on Twitter at @RedHatSummit or
  *Engage with Red Hat Summit on Facebook

Connect with Red Hat

  *Learn more about Red Hat
  *Get more Red Hat news or subscribe to the Red Hat news RSS feed
  *Follow Red Hat on Twitter
  *Join Red Hat on Facebook
  *Watch Red Hat videos on YouTube
  *Join Red Hat on Google+

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions,
taking a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud,
Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also
offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the
connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Learn more at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current
expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any
statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology
spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to
compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market
successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse
results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately
protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or
breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property;
the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological
innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security
vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's
growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and
changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors
contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may
be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk
Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future
performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more
general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market
conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental
and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as
earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press
release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and
these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of
any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

 Red Hat, the Shadowman logo and JBoss are registered trademarks of Red Hat,
Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus


Red Hat, Inc.
Emily Stancil, 919-301-3010
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.