Product news from Red Hat Summit 2007

At Red Hat Summit, Red Hat Exchange officially opened its doors offering products from MySQL, ZmandaT and more. Check out other product releases, as well.

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server now available from Red Hat Exchange

EnterpriseDB announced at the Red Hat Summit that the company has joined Red Hat Exchange (RHX) as a founding member and that the company's flagship product, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server, is available immediately via RHX. EnterpriseDB Advanced Server is an enterprise-class relational database management system built on PostgreSQL.

Compatible with Oracle applications, it is available from RHX bundled with the Red Hat Application Stack. As part of the program, the EnterpriseDB bundle will be distributed by Red Hat's value-added distributors (VADs), systems integrators (SIs) and value-added resellers (VARs). Customers purchasing the EnterpriseDB bundle via RHX will receive technical support from Red Hat under a standardized Red Hat subscription agreement that covers all software available on RHX. The EnterpriseDB bundle is available on RHX at www.rhx.com/enterprisedb.

ZmandaT, MySQL AB available via Red Hat Exchange

Zmanda Inc., an open source backup and recovery software company, announced that is has been selected to join the new Red Hat Exchange (RHX), Red Hat's online marketplace for comparing, buying and managing open source business applications. MySQL AB, developer of open source database MySQL, also began offering its premium MySQL Enterprise subscriptions through RHX.

Zmanda also announced a new version of Amanda Enterprise that now comes with the Zmanda Management Console (ZMC), a new Web-based service that provides management and visualization tools for Amanda. The latest release of Amanda Enterprise with ZMC enables secure backup and recovery by making it easy to manage encryption of backup data in transit and at rest. It improves operational security through its ability to audit all backup and recovery operations, enabling, for example, a backup administrator to track data recovery locations and the person who recovered it.

Red Hat on the desktop at Red Hat Summit

Red Hat announced the creation of Red Hat Global Desktop, geared toward small businesses and local governments. The Global Desktop, which delivers a modern-user experience with an enterprise-class suite of productivity applications, was designed in collaboration with Intel Corp. In addition, Red Hat and Intel are taking advantage of Global Desktop's high performance and minimal hardware requirements to support a wide range of Intel's current and future desktop platforms, including the Classmate, Affordable, Community and Low-Cost PC lines.

Red Hat also stated that it's in a joint program with Intel Corp. to deliver a Red Hat-branded software platform that supports desktop PCs with Intel vPro processors. The company hopes to bring the power of hardware-assisted virtualization to business desktop computing by offering the benefits of reduced management costs, improved operational efficiency and reduced exposure to security threats -- regardless of the client operating system.

Using a PC with Intel vProT processor technology, IT will be able to deploy appliances in a virtual machine that are manageable and secure. Red Hat's Appliance OS will support pluggable virtual appliances, available through ISVs. IT administrators can use virtual appliances to enable functions such as network security, provisioning, monitoring and asset management, regardless of the state of the desktop OS. In collaboration with Intel, Red Hat plans to develop, produce and support the necessary software components, including the hypervisor, the Service OS and Software Development Kit (SDK).

PCs with Intel vProT processor technology and Red Hat's Virtual Appliance OS will host business applications in an isolated, secure and manageable manner. Active development on the project is underway today, with beta software expected later this year and general release planned for 2008.

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