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CRN: Red Hat To Expand Service Offerings

“Red Hat Software Inc. on Wednesday unveiled plans to expand its
service organization to support third-party open source products,
including the popular Apache Web Server.”

“The Linux operating system distributor, which recently shipped
its latest Red Hat Linux 6.1 release, is building a consulting and
support business to gain more traction with enterprise customers.
The stability, low price or free availability, and mutability of
Linux and open source applications are making this software more
popular among business users, especially for duties such as serving
up Web pages and running file and print servers. But much of this
technology has crept into organizations from the bottom up,
rendering management difficult.”

Red Hat and other Linux vendors are making support a larger
piece of their business in an attempt to shield IT managers from
dealing with the fragmented open source community.


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