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Whole Foods Market was named a finalist in open-source solution provider Red Hat’s Third Annual Innovation Awards, which recognize the outstanding use, innovation and extension of Red Hat and JBoss solutions by Red Hat customers, partners and the open-source community.
“The submissions are more impressive each year as nominees creatively utilize Red Hat and JBoss solutions to solve problems and achieve significant results such as increased performance, cost savings and enhanced service,” said Lee Congdon, CIO at Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat and a 2009 Red Hat Innovation Awards judge. “It’s exciting to see how partners, customers and the community are leveraging the full advantage of the open-source development model to overcome challenges and create value.”
The Austin, Texas-based natural and organic food retailer was nominated for the Management Excellence category, and was selected for its use of Red Hat Satellite to manage its Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems that resulted in reduced costs, reallocated resources and the ability of the Whole Foods IT department to focus on strategic business initiatives.
From the finalists, one Red Hat Innovator of the Year and one JBoss Innovator of the Year will each be selected and announced during the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World, co-located this year in Chicago and set to take place from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4.