Red Hat Partner Center To Simplify Sales and Renewals of Red Hat and JBoss Solutions


United States, October 10, 2007

Global Partner Center, built on open source, will offer Red Hat partners the resources necessary to grow expanded open source business.

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the Red Hat Partner Center, an online resource offering a centralized place for Red Hat partners to more easily and seamlessly conduct business with Red Hat. Through the global Red Hat Partner Center, partners around the world will have access to product, program, pricing and training information on Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location.

Localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages, the Partner Center features a single global agreement for all partner tracks and membership levels. It will enable partners to easily access the information needed to develop new business opportunities, renew existing customers and fully leverage the benefits of the Red Hat Partner Program. With this new, easy-to-use resource, partners will be given further opportunities to increase revenue and profits, align technologies with Red Hat in order to meet customers' needs and enjoy a simplified Red Hat partner experience.

We worked closely with our Business Partners from around the world during the development of the Red Hat Partner Center. Our partners made it clear that they wanted a central partner repository, an easy and seamless way to work with Red Hat, language localization, a single global agreement and access to information to help develop new business and manage existing business, said Mark Enzweiler, Vice President of North American Channel Sales at Red Hat. As we continue to bring in new partners each quarter and specifically expand our JBoss partnerships, the Partner Center will ensure that all partners have a simple, useful resource where there is access to relevant communications and streamlined processes.

Red Hat moves much closer to its partners with the new Partner Center online library. Local language is a key success factor within EMEA in order to be close to partners and have successful partnership development, said Thomas Kucher, Director of New Business at Magirus International GmbH. The Partner Center is clearly arranged with the ability to find relevant sections with a glance. It is a great support to daily work and will also help Magirus, who is strongly committed to Red Hat, with additional services to ease the entry into Red Hat's open source offerings.

In the past seven years, we have seen Red Hat commit to and invest in the success of the channel, especially in government, said Christine Schaefer, Director of Marketing at DLT Solutions, Inc., Red Hat's largest government reseller. The new Red Hat Partner Center is just another example of that commitment and rivals some of the best partner portals we have seen in the industry.

To log in to the Red Hat Partner Center today, visit For more information on the Red Hat Partner Program, visit /partners/.

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