iDelta brings Red Hat to Scotland

London

United States, September 5, 2005

iDelta Joins Red Hat Advanced Partner Programme; First with regional presence in Scotland

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the worlds leading provider of open source solutions for the enterprise, today announced that iDelta, the IBM Open Power specialist reseller, has become its newest Advanced Partner in Europe. As part of the agreement, the UK reseller will be able to offer Red Hats portfolio of open source solutions enabling its customers to take full advantage of the cost benefits associated with virtualised applications on the Linux operating system.


With a proven track record in the design, implementation and maintenance of Linux and AIX based solutions and through its strong IT Consultancy and locally-based certified Red Hat engineers, iDelta is now one of the leading providers of Red Hat solutions and support within Scotland. By implementing open source infrastructure solutions, the new Red Hat Advanced partner is able to bring high availability, shared storage technologies and as a result of recent Red Hat solution announcements, it can now offer corporate wide user authentication through the Red Hat Directory and Certificate System solutions.


"In the light of the increasing importance for Linux on Open Power within our client base that includes the local government and financial services sectors in Scotland and Red Hats proven capability for providing enterprise level support, we sought advanced partner status to meet this growing customer demand as efficiently as possible. As a specialist IBM Open Power reseller, our Red Hat certification is a natural extension to complement our existing Enterprise UNIX client base." commented James Campbell, Managing Director for iDelta.


iDeltas infrastructure solutions encompass everything from the development environment, Websphere, and now Red Hat Application server through to database solutions.
iDelta is therefore in the position to provide a true migration path from a proprietary Unix platform to Linux by ensuring the dependencies within the middleware and database stack are met and any need to recompile applications are addressed. Furthermore, iDelta offers a testing environment to provide its clients with a platform upon which to ease the migration process to ensure the transition to a production environment is seamless.


"iDelta has proven experience in IT services and is well positioned to drive the adoption of Linux with their customers in Scotland. We are pleased to welcome iDelta to the growing list of Red Hat Advanced Partners in Europe." said Hitesh Patel, Red Hat Business Partner Manager for the UK and Ireland.


To learn more about Red Hat Partner Programmes please visit http://www.europe.redhat.com/partners/


For more information on iDelta please visit http://www.idelta.co.uk/


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