Intel, Red Hat Team to Help Users Move to Linux

 
 
By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-04-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The companies will offer a global training and support plan to help accelerate and optimize Linux deployments.(Linux-Watch)

Intel and Red Hat announced at LinuxWorld in Boston on April 4 the creation of a global training and support program that will help customers plan for, accelerate and optimize their Linux deployments. "The Red Hat and Intel Solution Acceleration Program will give customers real-time access to the critical information, tools and support they need to build and optimize high-value Linux solutions on Intel-based platforms," Jon Bork, director of Intels open-source program office, said in a statement. "This program will help customers quickly and effectively take advantage of new Intel platforms and technologies as they come to market."
Intel is taking a much more active interest in supporting, not just Red Hat, but Linux in general.
During a panel discussion, Waldo Bastian, Intels Linux client architect, said that "Intel is making sure that all of our equipment comes with the drivers needed for Linux." Click here to read more about Intels Linux strategy. "Were responding to what customers have told us they really need to support their advanced deployments of Linux and open source," said Tim Yeaton, Red Hats executive vice president of enterprise solutions.
"The programs Intel and Red Hat have selected are aimed at equipping customers with in-depth domain knowledge and providing hard-core data to make complex architectural decisions," Yeaton said. The new program will operate both online and at Red Hats facilities in McLean, Va.; Mumbai, India; Munich, Germany; and 14 satellite locations around the world. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Intel, Red Hat team to help users move to Linux Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
 
 
 
 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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