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IBM Executive Added to Red Hat Summit Keynote Lineup

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Deepak Advani, general manager of Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure at IBM, will be this year's premier sponsor keynote speaker at Red Hat Summit 2014. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of IBM’s role as the premier sponsor of Red Hat Summit, the industry's premier open source technology event, April 14-17, 2014, in San Francisco.

Currently, Advani oversees the overall vision and direction of IBM’s Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure division, known for the software and technology which founded and are at the core of IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative. As the business’ leader, Advani focuses on both the expansion of the business and its technological advancement, continuously seeking new ways to use innovations in analytics, mobile, cloud and cognitive computing to build more sustainable and intelligent buildings, enterprises, cities and organizations. Prior to his current role, Advani owned the strategy and product development mission for IBM’s business analytics portfolio and had P&L responsibility for the Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics segment. Advani also was the first Vice President of Linux Strategy at IBM.

Red Hat and IBM are longstanding partners, both deeply committed to enterprise open source. For more than 14 years, Red Hat and IBM have collaborated to drive innovations that benefit enterprise customers, including enterprise Linux and Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), the leading open source virtualization technology for x86 hardware. Since Red Hat hosted its first Red Hat Summit in 2004, IBM has served as the annual conference’s premier sponsor.

At Red Hat Summit 2014, Advani will join an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, including Padmasree Warrior, chief technology and strategy officer, Cisco; Sam Greenblatt, vice president and chief technical evangelist, Enterprise Solution Group, Dell; Steve Bandrowczak, senior vice president, Global Business Services, HP; and Douglas W. Fisher, corporate vice president and general manager, Software and Services Group, Intel.

With 18 hands-on labs and nearly 200 sessions, including speaker participation from more than 30 customers, Red Hat Summit 2014 will feature three days of content showcasing the latest developments across infrastructure and systems management, cloud computing, operating system, virtualization, middleware and storage. Additionally, there will be a focus on emerging technologies like mobile and big data. Attendees will also be able to hear how other organizations, including Boeing, Barclays, PayPal and Scholastic, are solving IT challenges in 10 customer panels and 14 customer sessions.

The full agenda for Red Hat Summit 2014 can be found at www.redhat.com/summit.

Supporting Quotes

Deepak Advani, general manager, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure, IBM

“As we enter an era which will be defined by how we use big data and cloud computing, open standards and open source will become even more critical to fostering ecosystems, accelerating innovation and providing interoperable solutions across the tech industry. We look forward to celebrating our 10th year as a premier sponsor of Red Hat Summit, and sharing our point of view as we continue to promote an open industry.”

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

"Open source has become a critical player in enterprise technology thanks, in part, to collaborations along the likes of what Red Hat and IBM have accomplished together. On behalf of Red Hat, we thank IBM for their partnership and continued support of Red Hat Summit. We're proud to have partners like IBM stand along side us as we work to deliver the defining open source technologies of the future."

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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