Red Hat opens European operation

Wherever I lay my Red Hat, that's my home...

Leading Linux distributor Red Hat yesterday announced the formation of a European operation, to be based in the Guildford, UK and Stuttgart, Germany. Both sites will carry out sales, marketing and support roles under the supervision of Colin Tenwick, previously with Sybase Europe as VP and general manager. The move is a sign of the growing commercialisation of Red Hat, itself driven by growing demand for Linux among the business community. Coming to Europe puts Red Hat into closer competition with rival Linux vendor, SuSE, which is increasingly expanding its own commercial operations. ®

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