Fujitsu and Red Hat have announced that they have signed a global partnership agreement to technically enhance and market Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions for enterprise customers running applications on Fujitsu’s Intel-based servers.
The parties will collaborate in software development, marketing, sales, delivery, and support efforts to optimise Red Hat Enterprise Linux for mission-critical use on Fujitsu hardware. Fujitsu also plans to work to ensure that all its enterprise applications are compatible with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform, so that customers will have the benefit of running a fully integrated solution from Red Hat and Fujitsu.
In addition, as part of their partnership, Fujitsu and Red Hat will create joint engineering teams at various Red Hat locations who will work together to reinforce mission-critical features and functionality of Linux for enterprise systems.
‘Fujitsu is recognised as a global technology leader in the enterprise market,’ said Kevin Thompson, CFO of Red Hat. ‘Customers in all regions will benefit from the robust, enterprise solutions Red Hat and Fujitsu will build together.’
Fujitsu has been offering Red Hat Linux solutions worldwide on its Intel-based PRIMERGY servers since March 2001. Leveraging its expanded collaboration with Red Hat, Fujitsu plans to make enhanced Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions available on its high-end Intel Xeon and Itanium processor family-based Linux servers currently under development.