Red Hat has signed a reseller agreement with The Planet Internet Services, a Dallas-based provider of managed hosting and data center services.

The Planet says it expects to deploy about 12,000 Linux-based servers for its customer base in the first year of the agreement.

“The Planet’s hosting environment offers enterprise customers an additional global channel to obtain Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” said Alex Pinchev, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Red Hat. “We look forward to working with The Planet to broaden the expansion of Linux in the enterprise.”

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