London, UK – 14 November 2012 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Sabeo Technologies Ltd., a leading Irish systems integrator and Red Hat partner since 2005, is the first organisation in Ireland to be named a Red Hat Premier Business Partner. With customers in financial services, central and local government, telecommunications, education and utility services sectors, Sabeo has grown their Red Hat business by over 60 percent in the last fiscal year, a testament to the Dublin-based company’s investment in Red Hat technology and related professional services.
As Irish companies increasingly look to open source solutions to reduce capital expenditures and better manage the total cost of ownership, Sabeo has invested heavily in open source solution sets. Sabeo has focused on virtualization as one specific area of expertise, recently becoming an approved Red Hat Virtualization Specialist. The collaboration with Red Hat strengthens Sabeo’s solutions portfolio to allow them to better serve companies’ interest in open source solutions.
Sabeo was recently awarded ‘Irish Partner of the Year 2012’ at the Red Hat EMEA Partner Road Tour in September. This award is based on revenue figures generated by Red Hat solutions, figures, revenue growth rate, marketing activity and capability investment over the previous year and this win demonstrates Sabeo’s strong year of growth and its expanding professional services capability.
“Our Premier Business Partners are key to our customers’ success and establishing this collaboration with Sabeo means that we can work together to offer Irish companies who are looking for cost effective solutions the very best service from the expertise of both Sabeo and Red Hat Certified Engineers, ” said Simon Williams, UK channel manager, Red Hat.
"Sabeo Technologies is a long-time Red Hat partner,” said John Long, CTO, Sabeo Technologies Ltd. “Over the last seven years, we have worked closely together to ensure that customers have access to cost effective solutions that directly meet their business requirements. Being a Red Hat Premier Business Partner means that we can offer our customers qualified locally based experts to deliver projects and support to the highest standard, with Red Hat’s support always at our fingertips. This expansion of our professional services is a natural extension of our systems integration capabilities across multiple infrastructures and architectures.”
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