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Red Hat Collaborates with RHIPE to Expand Cloud Ecosystem in ASEAN

Red Hat builds cloud momentum with new collaboration with RHIPE

Bangkok

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced collaboration with RHIPE (formerly NewLease), a global Cloud Channel Company, to expand Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem in the region. RHIPE is the first Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider distributor in the ASEAN regions of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The collaboration will enable Red Hat to use RHIPE's expertise to identify, recruit, and enable cloud service providers into Red Hat's network of Red Hat Certified Cloud Providers. Red Hat's Certified Cloud Provider model is beneficial to service providers, giving them access to Red Hat solutions and support to help customers who wish to leverage Red Hat's technologies on the cloud.

Damien Wong, senior director and general manager, ASEAN, Red Hat
“RHIPE is well-positioned to add value to Red Hat by helping partners transition and evolve into the cloud and help their own customers move to the cloud as well. I believe that collaboration with a cloud leader like RHIPE signals Red Hat’s cloud momentum in Thailand and across the ASEAN region.”

Patara Yongvanich, managing director, South-East Asia, RHIPE
“We are proud to grow our collaboration with Red Hat as it opens up new market opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. We are always looking for ways to support our partners by helping them monetize the opportunities in the Cloud so they are able to grow and thrive in this emerging economy.”

 

Launched in 2009, the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Program assembles the solutions cloud providers need to plan, build, manage and offer hosted cloud solutions and Red Hat technologies to customers. A Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider offers a trusted destination for Red Hat customers, independent software vendors (ISVs), and partners to benefit from Red Hat offerings in public clouds under innovative consumption and service models delivered by the cloud providers. The Certified Cloud Provider designation is awarded to Red Hat partners following rigorous validation by Red Hat. Each provider meets testing and certification requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver a safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments. The Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program provides customers, ISVs, and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have validated the solution so that implementations begin with a solid foundation.

According to the latest press release from Gartner1, “cloud was nominated as the top area for new technology spending by Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ). Nearly a third of APJ businesses are enthusiastic adopters of public cloud, indicating significant
investments in the drive for greater agility.”

1 Gartner Press Release, Gartner Survey of CIOs in Asia Pacific and Japan Finds That 35 Percent of IT Funding Comes From Outside the IT
Budget, May 14, 2014, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2740118

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