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BW: AutoZone Chooses Red Hat Services to Support Linux-based Chain-wide Intranet Applications

Nov 29, 1999, 14:02 (6 Talkback[s])

"Red Hat's On-site Consulting Services and Support will Help AutoZone, Inc. Implement Linux-based Intranet Terminals"

"Red Hat(R), Inc.... a leading developer and provider of open source software solutions, today announced that it will be providing on-site consulting, services and support to AutoZone... as part of the auto parts retailer's program to base its chain-wide Intranet systems infrastructure on Red Hat Linux. As part of the agreement, Red Hat's services organization will provide consulting and support services for a network of approximately 3,000 Linux-based Intranet terminals in AutoZone's store locations throughout the United States."

"Red Hat Linux was the logicial choice for AutoZone's network because we require a cost-effective and highly reliable operating system that can be customized and upgraded easily," said Jon A. Bascom, Vice President of STS, Customer Satisfaction, AutoZone. "And just as important as the operating system itself is the consulting and support we need to implement and maintain this new IT infrastructure. We're confident that Red Hat's experienced support organization will help us realize the benefits we expect from Linux."

"AutoZone is continuing its tradition of innovation by adding Red Hat Linux to its retail business IT operations portfolio," said Teresa Spangler, Business Unit Leader, Sales, Red Hat, Inc. "By doing this, we believe AutoZone will realize performance, flexibility and reliability improvements. Red Hat will support this initiative for AutoZone, and we'll continue to service and support this operation as it grows."

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