Dell and Red Hat Announce One Source Alliance for Linux Development and Deployment

Dell and Red Hat have announced a joint development agreement to accelerate commercial adoption of Linux and support businesses building Internet infrastructures. The One Source Alliance will provide customers with a 'pure play' for Linux development and deployment, and will outline a tightly integrated package of joint development programs, global services and marketing initiatives. Dell and Red Hat will expand their direct engineering relationship to address the immediate high-volume business opportunity in the Internet infrastructure buildout.

They will also focus on future core operating system developments in the areas of reliability and availability, including clustering, to support the maturation of Linux. The One Source Alliance will take advantage of the market leadership positions of both Dell and Red Hat. Dell is the No. 2 provider of Standard Intel Architecture Servers worldwide and the No. 1 personal workstation provider worldwide, while Red Hat holds more than 50 percent of the global market for new license shipments of the Linux operating system. The two companies will create special Linux service and support offerings to meet the extensive needs of commercial customers.