Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced a new partner program designed to enable a deeper collaborative go-to-market strategy between Red Hat and participating partner organizations and optimize the value chain for application development and integration projects.
We believe open source is at the heart of digital transformation, and we are passionate about enabling our customers to succeed in their transformation efforts with open source. We are proud to have a network of partners that shares this passion and look forward to deepening our work and relationships with them through this program.
Emerging technologies such as cloud, containers, and mobile, and the move to cloud-native application development, are helping to change the way applications are built and businesses are run, and can play a key role in helping organizations reduce costs and increase agility in an ever-changing market. The Red Hat Application Platform Partner Initiative, currently being piloted with a select group of solution-oriented consulting partners in North America, aims to bring together organizations that share a passion for digital transformation and the power of open source to shape the future.
As more companies look to digital transformation initiatives as a means of growing or maintaining competitive advantage, Red Hat and its partners can play a valuable role in helping customers overcome barriers that impede progress, such as complex architectures, rigid processes, and confined platforms. As a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies, Red Hat is well-suited to help customers implement the architectures, platforms, and processes to support their transformation efforts.
Participating partners can work closely with Red Hat to establish a sales, marketing, and delivery practice around Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift, and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform. Additional resources provided by Red Hat through the program include training and certification, and technical and customer support.
In addition, Red Hat Consulting services are available to partners when working with Red Hat installed base accounts on new projects. Red Hat Consulting provides resources and expertise across multiple facets of the business, including people, processes, and technology, to help customers maximize their investments in Red Hat technologies.
The Red Hat Application Platform Partner Program is initially available to a select group of partners in North America, with the goal of expanding its availability to other North America partners and geographies over time.
John Bleuer, vice president, Global Alliances, Red Hat
"We believe open source is at the heart of digital transformation, and we are passionate about enabling our customers to succeed in their transformation efforts with open source. We are proud to have a network of partners that shares this passion and look forward to deepening our work and relationships with them through this program."
Craig Wilson, executive vice president, Exadel, Inc.
"Exadel is proud to be associated with Red Hat in this partnership initiative. We are excited to drive jointly forward in this innovative space with our knowledge in Red Hat JBoss Middleware and our technology offering coupled with Red Hat’s brand, technology and positioning. We feel this is an innovative collaboration and believe it will be for years to come. Exadel is committed and excited to work with Red Hat to further expand in this space."
Farhan Hussain, general manager, Reselling and Training, Levvel
"We are thrilled to participate in Red Hat's innovative Application Platform Partner program. Along with Levvel's mentoring model, this collaborative approach to problem-solving helps both companies create products that are appreciated by our customers, valuable for their business, and feasible for their development timeline and budget."
Glenn Gesell, president, OSI Consulting, Inc.
"Our customers are using an increasing array of applications to support their businesses and the need for an easier and more cost effective integration platform across these applications has become a necessity. Red Hat’s open source solutions, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware and Red Hat OpenShift, provide a new alternative for building integrations and container-based business applications. We are proud of our accomplishments in helping companies integrate their applications using a Red Hat platform and look forward to building on that success through this alliance."
Joe Dickman, senior vice president, Vizuri
"The Application Partner Platform Initiative emphasizes Red Hat’s strategic commitment to their customers and partners. Our selection and participation in this initiative builds upon our 10-year collaboration with Red Hat to design, architect and deliver leading open source solutions. It enables customers to accelerate the adoption of cloud, containers, and mobile with greater confidence through a network of partners that have expertise in helping to deliver on the promises of digital transformation."
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