Red Hat Lands Big Vienna Deal
For all the hubbub about Oracle, Microsoft and Novell, Red Hat is continuing to land major contracts.Red Hat recently announced that the city of Vienna, Austria, has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as its server platform of choice. Despite challenges from Oracle, which is copycatting its Linux OS, and Novell, which has partnered with Microsoft, Red Hat is continuing to land large accounts. The Raleigh, N.C., business also has no qualms about facing its rivals. Marc Fleury, senior vice president and general manager of the JBoss division of Red Hat, told eWEEK.com that Microsofts move is "a lot more clever than the one from Oracle, which was a for-show move." But, as for Novell, "I think the boys over in Redmond are laughing their butts off" about their Novell interoperability pact.
Austrias capital is using the operating system for both mission-critical applications such as database servers and other systems including file servers.