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Agilysys and Red Hat Partner To Deliver Open Source Solutions

New Partnership Enables Agilysys to Provide Customers with the Benefits of Red Hat Solutions and Open Source

BOCA RATON, Fla. and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agilysys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise computer technology solutions, and Red Hat, Inc. , the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that the two companies have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver Red Hat solutions and the benefits of open source to Agilysys customers. Red Hat's unique vision and leadership in the open source community combined with the consulting and services capabilities of Agilysys Professional Services will provide customers with successful, cost-effective open source technology integrations in mission-critical environments.

The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, the top-tier level of Red Hat's channel program. This will enable the two organizations to collaborate in the development and delivery of reliable open source solutions to customers.

"Today, customers are looking for comprehensive Linux solutions and the flexibility of an open source environment," said Dave Williams, vice president of marketing, Agilysys ESG. "Agilysys has a proven track record in the design and implementation of Linux solutions. We are pleased to partner with Red Hat and further enable our customers to achieve the value and high-performance associated with open source."

"Agilysys has deep relationships with a wide variety of leading IT suppliers across a diverse group of industries, and we are excited to be a part of that portfolio," said Ed Boyajian, vice president of strategic alliances, Red Hat. "Together we look forward to helping even more enterprise customers implement flexible Red Hat solutions and to realize the value of robust performance, rock-solid reliability, and economic benefits that open source technology provides."

Red Hat is the recognized leader in enterprise solutions that take full advantage of the quality and performance provided by the open source model. With Red Hat, enterprise hardware and software vendors have a standard platform on which to certify their technology, assuring the necessary scalability and security of open source software and enabling mission-critical Linux deployments.

For more information on Red Hat solutions, contact Frank Casillo, 770-625-7802,

About Agilysys, Inc.

Agilysys is a leading provider of enterprise computer technology solutions consisting of complex server and storage hardware, software and services. The company serves a broad base of customers in a wide variety of industries as well as the public sector. Agilysys designs and implements tailored solutions to help end users resolve their most complicated information technology (IT) needs, and supports reseller partners in growing their businesses. By combining proprietary software and services with the products and services of leading suppliers, Agilysys serves as a critical link in the IT supply chain. The company also offers industry-specific expertise in markets such as retail and hospitality. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Agilysys has sales offices throughout North America and in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides an operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, along with applications, management, and middleware solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite. Red Hat is accelerating the shift to service-oriented architectures and enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, secure open source platform. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:

Forward Looking Statements

Certain Red Hat statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward- looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the integration of acquisitions; the ability of Red Hat to effectively compete; the inability to adequately protect Red Hat intellectual property and potential for infringement or breach of license claims regarding third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, Red Hat's growth and international operations; adverse results in litigation; the dependence on key personnel as well as other factors contained in Red Hat's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition, Red Hat's forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Red Hat's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while Red Hat may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Red Hat specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Red Hat's views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.

LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT and JBOSS are registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the US and other countries.

Agilysys, Inc.

CONTACT: Julie Young of Agilysys, Inc., +1-440-498-6736, or; or Kerri Catallozzi of Red Hat, Inc.,
+1-919-754-4268,; or Lisa Zone of Dix & Eaton,
+1-216-241-4629, or, for Agilysys, Inc.

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