Red Hat Wins CODiE Awards for Best Cloud Management Solution and Best Open Source Innovation

Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Earn Prestigious Industry Recognition

Online PR News – 19-May-2015 – Dubai – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 have won SIIA CODiE Awards for Best Cloud Management Solution and Best Open Source Innovation, respectively.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Red Hat’s win for the 2015 CODiE Award for Best Cloud Management Solution and Best Open Source Innovation. An SIIA CODiE Award win is an especially prestigious honour, as each award winner was reviewed by a field of industry experts, whose evaluations determined finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts to select this year’s 28 CODiE Awards Winners

Red Hat CloudForms provides the industry's most robust open source management experience robust management experience across multiple platforms, built on the open source ManageIQ code. It provides automation and management capabilities for rapidly-evolving OpenStack clouds, as well as support for Microsoft public clouds and the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. CloudForms also offers interoperability with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), enabling OpenShift by Red Hat brokers and nodes to provide services within the CloudForms catalog.

The world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but also pushes the operating system beyond today's position as a commodity platform. Combining rapid technology innovation with stability, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 enables enterprises to meet modern datacentre demands with next-generation IT requirements, without increasing complexity. It powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from application containers to cloud services.

The recognition of Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 builds upon Red Hat’s previous CODiE Award wins, including OpenShift by Red Hat and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio 7 in 2014.

Supporting Quotes

Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Business, Red Hat
“We are pleased that both Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 have been recognized for their innovative natures, with each winning a 2015 Software CODiE Award. CloudForms delivers a powerful management solution for the hybrid cloud, while Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers a re-imagining of what the enterprise operating system can do. Both awards are testaments to the innovative nature of Red Hat’s product portfolio and show our leadership within not only the world of open source but also the realm of enterprise IT.”

Rhianna Collier, vice president and general manager, Software & Services Division, SIIA
“SIIA’s 2015 Software CODiE Award winners’ are some of the most innovative, high-impact software products in the market. We congratulate all of this year’s CODiE Award winners, and thank them for the contributions they have made to the software industry.”

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