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Red Hat and Telstra Partner to Bring Enterprise Solutions to the Cloud


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, has extended its partnership with Red Hat to enable expanded choice for enterprise customers in the cloud.

Telstra today joins Red Hat's expanding cloud ecosystem as a Certified Cloud Provider, meaning that its solutions meet the rigorous testing and certification requirements Red Hat has in place to deliver a safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments. As a Certified Cloud Provider, Telstra offers Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest operating system on its infrastructure cloud service.

“Telstra has partnered with Red Hat as part of our hosting services program for many years and to now be a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider is a significant and exciting development for Telstra cloud computing,” said Telstra Executive Director, Philip Jones. “Offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux in our cloud computing environment offers our customers more choice, more flexibility and the opportunity to run more applications out of our cloud.”

“We've spoken with organisations across a wide range of industries that are utilising cloud capabilities and they tell us that Red Hat Enterprise Linux, among other Red Hat solutions, brings them great value in cloud environments,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. “We welcome Telstra to our Certified Cloud Provider program. To be one of the operating platforms available on the Telstra Cloud Computing service shows the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in cloud deployments.”

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Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for seven consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more:

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