RALEIGH, N.C. - —
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that is has achieved 100 percent growth in the number of channel partners in the United Kingdom over the past eight months. In response to increased demand for Red Hat Enteprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions, the Company launched its new partner program in November 2007. Red Hat UK's partner base now includes more than 97 solution providers and system integrator partners.
New partners have established high-level commitments with Red Hat UK as Advanced and Premier Business Partners. Partners reaching this status are considered leaders in open source services within their market segments and must meet demanding program requirements. Out of the 73 new partners, nine have been accredited with these high-profile program marks since November 2007. The newly accredited Advanced and Premier Red Hat Business Partners for JBoss Enterprise Middleware solutions are Valtech Ltd, Portal Technology, Tier 2 Consulting, and BSG Ltd. Red Hat Enterprise Linux new Advanced and Premier Business Partners include Abtech Computer Services UK, Syan, Fusis Group and OCSL.
“Red Hat's latest moves in providing a value-based partner program and a clear channel model are exactly what we look for in selecting our partnerships. The business opportunities around Red Hat make them an attractive choice, and the channel-centric sales model provides us with confidence for further investments in the partnership and the mutual success,“ said Phil Hall, Deputy Managing Director at Valtech Ltd.
“Red Hat has been working with channel partners in EMEA for a long time, but our focus during the past year has been on improving the way we engage with channel partners across all aspects of the partnership,“ said Petra Heinrich, director, Channels EMEA at Red Hat. “The fast growth in our UK partner base and enhancements to our overall partner program demonstrate Red Hat's dedication to the success of its partners.“
To learn more about Red Hat's partner program in EMEA, visit www.europe.redhat.com/partners.
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