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Empowering Partners

We’ve already established that you can grow revenues by investing in an open source practice. Take a look at our most recent earnings which happen to be a bright spot in the down economy. Our message is resonating with customers: carve costs out of the datacenter and bring value in. Our channel partners appear to have gotten the message too.

We’ve seen our reseller partner program grow substantially in FY09 and as we set out to tackle FY10 we are committed to bringing additional value to our partners in an effort to help them realize a profit by selling Red Hat and JBoss to their customers. Just one of the many ways we are doing this is through training.

This Spring Red Hat is going on a road tour and bringing our world-class Sales Training directly to partners across North America. Targeted at Red Hat Advanced Business Partners, the training sessions are the same that we provide to our own sales reps at the start of their career. The sessions are product training from the “How do you sell it” point of view - which we believe is the most important training there is for our partners. The two day session will equip our partners with The Red Hat Value Proposition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Global File System and Virtualization information, as well as training on Red Hat’s middleware products such as JBoss, MetaMatrix and our SOA strategy. Upon completion participants will earn the Red Hat Sales Certified Partner classification.

Check out the schedule and visit The Red Hat Partner Center for more information.

Dallas, TX – May 5-6, 2009

North East – Fall 2009

We are committed to empowering resellers of open source solutions so they can provide the highest levels of service, support and value to their customers. For more information on how you can join the Red Hat Partner Program and take advantage of Red Hat’s training, click here or for general inquiries feel free to email us at na-partner helpdesk@redhat.com.