Red Hat touts content management, portal apps

Linux software vendor Red Hat Inc. plans to officially announce Monday two enterprise applications it has been developing and selling for the past year: a content management system and a portal server.

Red Hat Enterprise Content Management System 5.2, based on technology Red Hat acquired when it bought ArsDigita, began shipping in December, said Ed Boyajian, senior director of Red Hat enterprise applications.

The Red Hat Enterprise Portal Server 1.0 is slated for shipping in May, although its technology has been sold already to some Red Hat clients, he said.

Red Hat plans to competitively price the products, Boyajian said, although the company couldn't provide pricing information at press time.

Red Hat, in Raleigh, North Carolina, is best known as a provider of Linux operating systems for both consumers and companies, but is expanding into the applications space, where it is convinced its open-source philosophy, aggressive prices and broad technical support will be found appealing, he said.

News source: ITworld - Red Hat touts content management, portal apps

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