Felder, the international woodwork machinery specialists for the industrial, retail and private sectors, favors open source software for its IT services. LINBIT, Austria’s largest Linux service provider, supported Felder in designing a virtualization solution based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Felder is very satisfied with the performance of the Red Hat based solution.

Felder believes that IT infrastructures virtualization is essential for any internationally active company to reduce costs, increase flexibility and grow market share. “We opted for a solution based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization because it offered greater advantages in terms of price and value compared to proprietary solutions. We were able to implement the system quickly, and it is running very smoothly thanks to LINBIT’s outstanding support and know-how,” said Thomas Margreiter, CIO of the Felder-Group.

Basic Knowledge and Practical Experience

“Here at LINBIT, we are proud to be a part of the global Linux community. We are committed to understanding the code and contributing to its development. As a Red Hat Premier Partner, along with our certified consultants, we are also able to help our customers implement practical solutions based on our solid foundation,” said Philipp Reisner, CEO of LINBIT.

“Customers can rely on highly qualified Red Hat Premier Partners, such as LINBIT, when it comes to designing a high-performance and sustainable virtualization solutions. More and more companies are putting their faith in powerful open source alternatives such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization – protecting themselves against proprietary dependencies by implementing modern virtualization solutions,” said Rainer Liedtke, Regional Sales Director EMEA and country manager Austria at Red Hat.

Felder’s IT department worked with LINBIT to design the solution’s architecture. Together, they implemented the system for the virtualization of Windows and Ubuntu servers while LINBIT supervised the solution installation across six physical servers. Furthermore, Felder negotiated a support contract with LINBIT that covers support and further development during operation.

About Felder

The Felder-Group has its headquarters in Hall, Tyrol, Austria, and is one of the world’s leading providers of woodwork machinery for the tradesman, retail, and industrial sectors.

The company has employees in 72 countries, and more than 200 sales and service personnel, who work with a passion for excellent woodwork machinery under the maxim ‘everything from a single source’ for customers around the world. The Felder-Group is continuing to bank on quality and precision made in Austria, despite increasing global challenges. This is the basis on which around 150 products from its extensive Felder, Format-4, and Hammer ranges are developed and produced.

Felder woodwork machines have guaranteed perfect results and excellent ease of use for decades. Its extensive range of models provides exactly the right machine for any application, with optimized machining concepts and innovative detailed solutions. Felder provides first-class processing for regular, professional operations in trade and industry – reliability, precision, and flexibility with an intuitive user-concept for maximum productivity. Felder machines guarantee perfect woodworking and certainty in decision making for many years.


LINBIT was founded in Vienna, Austria, in 2001. With offices in Vienna and the U.S., the company maintains numerous international technology partnerships in the area of open source software. In 2004, LINBIT received the ‘Constantinus’ award – the ‘Oscar’ for IT consultants in Austria. The Linux specialist regularly sets new standards with unconventional solutions, which it develops into Enterprise-capable products for all areas of IT. LINBIT also provides consulting and planning services for high-availability and disaster recovery systems as well as Red Hat subscriptions. The company provides support in everything from designing IT architectures to hardware dimensioning and purchasing right through to installation, testing, monitoring and 24/7 operation of Linux-based IT systems. Visit www.linbit.at to find out more.

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