Dell gaat bij alle PowerEdge servers de mogelijkheid bieden voor installatie en support van Red Hat Linux:
Reuters is reporting that Dell Computer Corp. will install and support Red Hat Linux operating systems on all its PowerEdge server models.
The deal includes worldwide service and support to its Linux offerings. The deal allows the companies to provide operating systems customized to a business customer's needs, Dell and Red Hat said.
It extends an agreement between the two companies and makes Round Rock, Texas-based Dell, the world's No. 2 PC server provider, the first major systems vendor to factory-install Red Hat Linux across its entire server line, the companies said.
``Our shipments of Red Hat Linux have more than doubled over the past quarter and we expect this trend to continue and even accelerate as the adoption and acceptance of Linux as a mainstream operating system increases significantly,'' Jack Steeg, vice president of alliances, Dell's Enterprise Systems Group, said in a statement.
The agreement provides Dell customers with a combination of free and discounted services and support and will help improve their ownership experience, worldwide, the companies said. Red Hat recently opened a series of customer support centers to provide support for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.
These new resources will assist PowerEdge server customers by providing Red Hat Linux support in native languages. The agreement offers Dell customers 90 days of Web and phone support from Red Hat; discounted Red Hat professional services, including installation assistance where necessary; and 180 days of Red Hat subscription services.