In news that brings a smile to my face, Unisys Corp. has proven their worth to the Linux community by hooking up with the Red Hat Partner Community. This is not their first show of faith toward Linux, either. No, they have already proved themselves serious when they started offering support for Linux on the ES7000 servers.
In an announcement today, Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat said the deal allows the two companies to offer integrated Linux products to enterprise customers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the full line of Unisys server products, backed up by support worldwide by Unisys technicians.
Last month, Blue Bell, Pa.-based Unisys said customer demand had pushed it to begin offering its ES7000 servers with Red Hat or SUSE Linux, in addition to its existing Microsoft Windows-equipped line of ES7000 servers. The company said it had been closed out of the bidding on some recent contracts because it hadn’t had a Linux option for its hardware.