Farnborough , UK, 23rd May 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Computacenter, one of Europe’s leading independent providers of IT infrastructure services, has been awarded Red Hat Premier Business Partner status in the United Kingdom. The accreditation recognises Computacenter’s continued delivery of first class Red Hat infrastructure deployments in the United Kingdom. Red Hat Premier Business Partners are well-trained and highly committed to working closely with Red Hat on business opportunities.
Red Hat Premier Business Partners have attained the highest level of certification within the Red Hat partner program, designed to support a successful implementation of Red Hat products across a multitude of projects. Computacenter is now one of Red Hat’s leading partners in the United Kingdom, having grown its business with the open source solutions provider by over 50% in the last year.
“We’ve been a Red Hat partner for several years and are pleased to be recognised as a Red Hat Premier Business Partner,” commented Paul Casey, senior practice leader for Cloud at Computacenter. "The extensive resources and tools available to Red Hat Premier Business Partners mean that we can continue to expand our innovative IT solutions with the added benefit of invaluable support from Red Hat.”
Red Hat Premier Business Partners distinguish themselves with in-depth technical expertise in Red Hat’s products and working practices that are service-oriented and focus on a high degree of customer satisfaction. Computacenter UK has consistently demonstrated its ability to deliver Red Hat solutions to help IT departments improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. Computacenter offers strategic advice and practical know-how that complement in-house capabilities across the different stages of IT investment.
“Computacenter’s track record in the UK speaks for itself, with impressive, proven results delivering Red Hat solutions. Now, as a Red Hat Premier Business Partner, we are confident in the team’s ability to continue providing customers with the most appropriate solutions to meet their needs,” explained Petra Heinrich, vice president, partners and alliances, EMEA at Red Hat. “Red Hat has worked with Computacenter across Europe for many years, particularly in Germany where it has been a strategically significant Premier Business partner for two years. We recognise that Computacenter’s deep knowledge of infrastructure technologies and close relationships with many long-standing clients make them a strong partner to help grow Red Hat’s partner base.”
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