Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced an extensive partnership agreement with VDEL Ltd. Based in Vienna, Austria and serving customers throughout Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia (CER), VDEL will now support Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions with services and training.
"VDEL brings Red Hat into important developing markets including Russia", said Alex Pinchev, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Red Hat. "This agreement is significant in that it also opens up a range of regional support and training services not previously available from Red Hat in the CER."
"Customers throughout Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia want more from Linux and VDEL makes this possible at their doorstep", said Milan Prohaska, Managing Director, VDEL. "By bringing Red Hat Enterprise Linux solutions to local markets, we are creating an infrastructure that supports the ongoing evolution of Open Source replacing proprietary platforms."
VDEL and its VDEL Alliance members bring IT products and services to companies in CER. The partnership between VDEL and Red Hat includes three areas of collaboration.
1) Distribution: VDEL is the master distributor for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and related solutions into the CER.
2) Training: Red Hat, through a training agreement with VDEL, will train and certify a significant number of Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) in CER in the coming year. Red Hat is sponsoring special programs such as the "One-in-a-Million" program (www.one-in-a-million.info) which provides funding to train and certify IT specialists in Linux in the CER.
3) Support: Red Hat will provide support services through VDEL and VDEL Alliance Members will provide regional language support throughout the CER.
Visit https://www.europe.redhat.com/shop/distributors.php3 for a complete list of countries where VDEL and VDEL alliance members are available for product and training services.
About VDEL Limited.
VDEL GmbH, headquartered in Vienna Austria, is the leading IT Services Distribution company in the territory of Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. IT Services that VDEL delivers, using most advanced new technology methods, include 24 by 7 product implementation and configuration support, products translation and localization with maintenance of updates and upgrades, education and hands-on training, examination,marketing and sales support. VDEL provides and distributes these and other related services through our local value-add partner network that helps customers increase their productivity using selected vendor and open source products. http://www.vdel.com
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's Open Source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more: http://www.europe.redhat.com
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