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Infor, Red Hat and EnterpriseDB Partner to Supply Infor LN on Open Source Stack

April 26, 2014

Infor, a provider of business application software, announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, Inc., a supplier of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack.

According to a release, by leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions and EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus, Infor LN provides customers with a solution based on industry standards that is high performing and reliable with the flexibility to be moved between on-premise and cloud deployments. The deployment flexibility enables Infor LN to quickly adapt to changing business requirements while lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).

"Infor applications on an open technology stack allows us to configure a delivery model with fewer licensing and distribution restrictions, and more easily move images between on premise and the cloud as customer needs dictate," said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. "By adding EnterpriseDB to our collaboration with Red Hat, we can now offer our customers the choice to standardize on best-of- breed open solutions without compromising performance or functionality. Given the rising adoption of Postgres in the enterprise, we're now better positioned to support organizational demands for economic and deployment flexibility."

Infor has been working with Red Hat since 2012 to enable customers to run applications on an open source platform. The addition of EnterpriseDB's high performance Postgres database to this open source platform enables Infor customers to lower the cost of deployment while maintaining scalability, performance and reliability and gain new levels of deployment flexibility. EnterpriseDB extends PostgreSQL, an enterprise-class open source database, with performance, compatibility, security and manageability enhancements needed for today's corporate workloads.

"Infor is the leader in their competitive landscape. The introduction of LN on an open source stack that now includes not only the operating system and middleware but the database as well uniquely positions Infor to deliver more value and deployment flexibility to their customers," said Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB. "The collaboration of Infor, Red Hat and EnterpriseDB represents a powerful new force in the marketplace and signals what's to come as more companies embrace open source and Postgres for their solutions."

Infor LN is an ERP application for large and mid-size manufacturers delivered on a technology platform that was designed to give IT the flexibility to choose the right operating system and database to meet their business needs at a lower cost.

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