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Red Hat announced that its leading operating platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is driving further enterprise adoption of cloud computing. Building on the strong, long-term technology collaboration between Red Hat and Verizon Business, today Red Hat Enterprise Linux is offered as one of the first two operating system platforms available for Verizon Business' new Computing as a Service (CaaS) solution.

Verizon CaaS is a new on-demand solution that enables business and government agencies to take advantage of cloud computing to control IT costs and improve operational flexibility. CaaS enables customers to manage IT resources, including server, network and storage, efficiently and securely, meeting today's business demands.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a reliable, high-performance, secure open source platform on which to base cloud deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux also offers over 3,000 certified software applications and is used today on millions of systems worldwide.

“Verizon Business is now delivering to customers what we believe to be the most comprehensive and secure cloud-based computing solution on the market,” said Michael Marcellin, vice president of global managed solutions, Verizon. “Verizon CaaS was engineered to meet the challenging security needs and performance requirements faced by enterprises and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system is playing a big part as we bring this unique offering to customers around the world.”

“As a key technology partner in Verizon Business' new cloud-based CaaS solution, we are excited to play a critical role in offering more opportunities for enterprises to leverage cloud computing models,” said Mike Evans, vice president, Corporate Development at Red Hat. “Red Hat Enterprise Linux is running many of the world's largest cloud deployments today, and now the opportunity for open source cloud computing is extended to more enterprises with Red Hat Enterprise Linux as part of Verizon Business' new CaaS offering.”

The Verizon CaaS solution, including the option of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform, is immediately available from Verizon Business in the U.S. and Europe and will be rolled out to the Asia-Pacific region in August. For more information, visit http://www.verizonbusiness.com/products/itsolutions/caas.

Red Hat will host the virtual Open Source Cloud Computing Forum on July 22, 2009, offering developers, vendors and customers the opportunity to present and discuss how open source software and standards will advance the development and value of cloud computing environments. For more information, to register or to suggest a presentation, visit http://press.redhat.com/2009/04/23/red-hat-announces-open-source-cloud-computing-forum/.

For more information about Red Hat, visit www.redhat.com. For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.

More Than 60 Companies Sponsored or Exhibited at Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009
Cloud Computing Conference & Expo West and East (past two events) were sponsored by more than 60 leading global cloud computing technology providers, including: 3Tera, Active Endpoints, AppSense, AppZero, Aria Systems, CA, Inc., Certeon, Cloud.com, Composite Software, Cordys, Corporate Technologies, Cycle Computing, DataDirect Technologies, EMC,, ExactTarget, FreedomOSS, IBM, Intel, Intel SOA Products Group, iTKO, J9 Technologies, Krugle, LynuxWorks, MeettheBoss.com, Metron, Microsoft, mindSHIFT, Moderro Technologies, Mosso, Nastel, Netmagic Solutions, OpenSpan, ParaScale, Platform Computing, QuantumXML, Red Hat, RightScale, Sensedia, Sun Microsystems, Supermicro, Symantec, Tap In Systems, Tranxition, Tripwire, VIRTERA, VMware, Web Age Solutions, and Zeus Technology.

More Than 100 Sponsors and Exhibitors Expected in Silicon Valley
Upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo 2009 West event, which will take place November 2-4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley is estimated to have more than 100 sponsors and exhibitors.

For sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Cloud Computing Expo sales department at 201 802-3021 (events at sys-con.com).

Cloud Computing Expo New York April 2009 Sold Out With Record Participation
2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, colocated with 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo presented the most distinguished faculty of speakers on any technology conference taking place in 2009. Speakers, general session and keynote presenters included such names as: ,Ajay Anand (Yahoo!), Alan Williamson (AW 2.0 Ltd), Anthony Arrott (Trend Micro), Bill McColl (Cloudscale), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian H. Prince (Microsoft), Brian Zanghi (Kadient), Bryan Wade (ExactTarget), Clod Barrera (IBM), Daniel Beveridge (VIRTERA), David Bernstein (Cisco), David Bressler (Progress Software), David Douglas (Sun Microsytems), David Linthicum (Blue Mountain Labs), Doug Tidwell (IBM), Ed Sullivan (Aria Systems), Glenn Brunette (Sun Microsystems), Jeff Bauer (Forbes.com), Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Jim Rymarczyk (IBM), Joe Gregorio (Google), Joel York (Xignite), John Barr (Yieldex), John du Pre Gauntt (Media Dojo), John Laferriere (Corporate Technologies), Jon Pyke (Cordys), JP Morgenthal (J.P. Morgenthal Blog), Kenneth Oestreich (Egenera), Kevin L. Jackson (Dataline), Kristof Kloeckner (IBM), Lucian Lipinsky de Orlov (VIRTERA), Martin Ingram (AppSense), Matt Holleran (Emergence Capital), Michael Hill (IBM), Omer Trajman (Vertica), Owen Garrett (Zeus Technology), Patrick Kerpan (CohesiveFT), Pau Garcia-Mila (eyeOS), Peter Coffee Salesforce.com), Peter Nickolov (3Tera), Phil Fritz (IBM), Prasad Rampalli (Intel), Raghavan Srinivas (Intuit), Ranjith Ramakrishnan (Cumulux), Reuven Cohen (Cloud Interoperability Forum), Rich Wolski (University of California), Ronnie Thomson (Quark), Russ Daniels (HP), Sajai Krishnan (ParaScale), Scott Wiener (Cloud9 Analytics), Simon Wardley (Canonical), Stephen Elliot (CA), Steve Milroy (OnTerra Systems), Stuart Charlton (Elastra), Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale), Tien Tzuo (Zuora), Tim Crawford (Stanford University), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote Systems), Warren Wilbee (Microsoft), Werner Vogels (Amazon.com), William Fellows (The 451 Group).

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