Originally Published: Tuesday, 24 August 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Press Releases/redhat.com Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

Red Hat Selects Frontier for Web Site Hosting

Frontier GlobalCenter Provides Support for Open-Source Linux-Based Operating System

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 24, 1999--Frontier GlobalCenter, the data and Internet arm of Frontier Communications, today announced that Red Hat(R), Inc., a leading developer and service provider of open-source Linux-based operating system (OS) solutions, will be utilizing Frontier GlobalCenter's world-class Web hosting and digital distribution architecture to host its site, www.redhat.com. "Redhat.com provides customers with online sales and support, which requires a network that is robust and reliable enough for 24-by-7 access, high volumes of traffic, and growing customer demand," said Howard Jacobson, director of strategic affairs, Red Hat, Inc. "Frontier GlobalCenter's professional services and proven ability to handle growing traffic lets us provide top-level Internet-based sales and services to RedHat's customers." "By selecting Frontier GlobalCenter, Red Hat has the advantage of being part of a scalable, highly available, complex hosting infrastructure designed to allow successful downloads for the use of open-source OS," said Matt Parnell, vice president of product management for Frontier GlobalCenter. "Since Red Hat supports developers for Linux-based enterprise systems, the company must have a network it can rely on for real-time access to information. Our network will provide a solution to Red Hat's e-commerce initiatives, alleviating the risk of downtime when customers make online purchases." The Frontier GlobalCenter Digital Distribution Architecture is comprised of three centers of excellence: -- The Frontier Optronics NetworkSM - a 20,000 route mile, fiber optic, redundant ring architecture designed to deliver unrivaled speed, scalability and reliability. The Frontier Optronics Network currently connects over 120 major U.S. metropolitan areas and includes a Cisco powered IP network operating at OC-48 (2.5 Gbps). -- Frontier GlobalCenter's Media Distribution Centers (MDCs) - geographically distributed, 24x7x365, on-net data centers designed to high-security, disaster-resistant specifications to ensure guaranteed uptime. -- Frontier Application Networking Services - highly available, reliable and flexible utility applications and services that enable anytime, anywhere computing. Frontier GlobalCenter's MDCs host more than 300 top Internet brands--including some of the best known names in the business such as Yahoo!, ZDNet and eToys. Frontier GlobalCenter facilitates 60 percent of all Internet searches and delivers more than 8.8 billion page views per month, nearly 2 million hits per minute. About Frontier GlobalCenter Frontier GlobalCenter is a unit of Frontier Corporation (NYSE: FRO), a leading international Internet Protocol (IP) applications and communications services provider. Frontier recently agreed to merge with Global Crossing Ltd. (NASDAQ: GBLX). The combined company will own and operate the first seamless global IP network with 77,000 ultra-high bandwidth fiber miles connecting 159 major cities in 19 countries. For more information, visit the Frontier Web site at www.frontiercorp.com or Frontier GlobalCenter at www.globalcenter.net. You can receive a faxed copy of any Frontier Corporation press release dating back to August 1998, free of charge, 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-448-8533. An automated system will provide you with instructions. CONTACT: Secret Fenton Frontier GlobalCenter 408-328-4819 sfenton@globalcenter.net