Red Hat Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for On-Premise Application Platforms

  Red Hat Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for
  On-Premise Application Platforms

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- August 29, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the
Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms
(1), for its solutions including Red Hat JBoss Middleware and OpenShift
Enterprise, the company’s private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering.

Gartner assessed 16 vendors in this Magic Quadrant, which profiles the leading
application infrastructure vendors that provide IT developers and architects
with complete end-to-end support for application projects for enterprise use.
The full report is available here.

“Today's new software products are challenging, because of the many new
architectural notions that are coming from the cloud, social, mobile and big
data innovations taking place within the technology landscape,” noted the
authoring analysts. “Core business applications retain many of their older
architectural features, such as service orientation, separation of front and
back ends, and loose coupling.”

“In addition, developers are seeking cloudlike capabilities and behaviors.
Organizations want their applications to be horizontally scalable, to take
advantage of modern virtualized infrastructure, and possibly to leverage
IaaS,” the report continued. “They must be easy to control from an operational
point of view, and fully automated in those respects. They must also leverage
new approaches in information management. In-memory data combined with the
high degree of parallelism available in today's infrastructure can be used to
create complex analytics and highly responsive transaction processing in
modern applications.”

“In my opinion, Red Hat’s position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant validates our
track record of innovation and proven solutions for application development,”
said Craig Muzilla, vice president, Middleware, Red Hat. “We have built our
portfolio to support a wide range of application requirements, ranging from
SOA-style business applications to private PaaS as organizations transition to
the cloud.”

Red Hat’s portfolio of open hybrid cloud solutions includes several offerings
for on-premise application development. Red Hat JBoss Middleware is a
comprehensive portfolio of middleware solutions that help customers optimize
their business processes, including an application server, service-oriented
architecture, business rules management system, enterprise service bus, and
messaging. OpenShift Enterprise is a versatile platform for application
development, operations, and IT architecture as it provides users with access
to a cloud-based application platform built on a trusted stack of open source
Red Hat technologies. OpenShift Enterprise automates much of the provisioning
and systems management of the application platform stack in a way that enables
the IT team to more easily meet growing business demands for new application
services.

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(1) Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for On-Premises Application Platforms” by
Daniel Sholler, Yefim V. Natis, Massimo Pezzini, Kimihiko Iijima, Jess
Thompson, Ross Altman , 27 June 2013.

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