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Red Hat wins Union Bank of California

The Union Bank of California is standardizing on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the software company said Monday. The bank moved away from AIX, IBM's version of Unix, and also is testing the waters with Red Hat's JBoss Java server software and the open-source MySQL database software.

"Open-source technology plays a major role in the customer-facing sales and service product line,ï¿? said Mok Choe, the bank's chief technology officer. He said the company is moving its Web site to a "horizontal" architecture involving larger numbers of inexpensive servers.

Update: MySQL is included with Red Hat's operating system product and can be downloaded for free from MySQL's Web site, but in this case the bank also has a direct relationship with the company, said Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL.