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Red Hat Brings Enterprise Linux Platform to AWS GovCloud

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) region of Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS GovCloud (US) enables U.S. government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a scalable, high-performing enterprise operating platform for secure computing. With its unique Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) capabilities, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is widely deployed in U.S. government agencies. Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has completed 15 Common Criteria certifications across four hardware platforms, earning Red Hat a place at the top of the list of the industry's most certified operating systems, and giving customers confidence to turn to Red Hat for the expertise to deploy open source solutions at maximum security levels.

By making Red Hat Enterprise Linux available in the AWS GovCloud (U.S.) region, AWS GovCloud (US) customers can deploy sensitive workloads on the AWS cloud and benefit from the use of identical technology as Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments in their on-premises datacenters. As a result, AWS GovCloud (US) customers will realize the added efficiencies of a standard operating environment across multiple deployment scenarios.

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Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, Public Sector, Red Hat

“Government agencies need the ability to quickly access computing resources that clouds like AWS GovCloud (US) provide, while still deploying applications on Red Hat’s secure platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. On AWS GovCloud (US), agencies can use Red Hat Enterprise Linux on demand, paying for only what they use, when they need it. As agencies determine their cloud strategies, the ability to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux for both on-premises deployments and in the cloud is game-changing.”

Teresa Carlson, vice president, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

“We are pleased that Red Hat is making its Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform available to government customers and systems integrators leveraging the power and security of AWS GovCloud (US). With this, we offer our customers even greater choice and flexibility for secure deployments on the AWS cloud.”

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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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