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Red Hat partners continue to be a driving force behind open source innovation and customer success. The circumstances of 2020 brought many changes to the industry landscape and IT market, but Red Hat partners remained resilient and customer-centric to build new solutions and support scalable, flexible hybrid cloud environments for sustainable growth. The annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards recognize partners for their commitment to open innovation and collaboration with Red Hat. 

The awards honor commercial and public sector partners for developing solutions using Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio to meet unique customer needs. From cloud-native applications to managed services to automation solutions, the award winners demonstrated skill and expertise to guide customers through digital transformation and IT modernization to achieve business outcomes. This recognition is based upon Red Hat partner efforts during 2020. 

This past year has proven that it is more important than ever for organizations to prioritize flexibility and agility across IT environments. The North American Red Hat partner ecosystem is equipped with deep skills and training around Red Hat products and open hybrid cloud to navigate the complexities of digital transformation and evolving market priorities. Each year, our partners work to expand their knowledge and capabilities to support new areas of opportunity for customers as champions of open source. 

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Red Hat North America Partner Award winners: 

Commercial 

Application Platform Success Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that delivered value for modernizing application platforms.

  • Winner: Perficient, Inc.

Business Transformation Systems Integrator (GSI) Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose breadth of knowledge and capabilities have enabled enterprise integration of Red Hat solutions.

  • Winner: Accenture

Cloud Infrastructure Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that demonstrate a high level of collaboration in delivering success for cloud infrastructure.

  • Winner: Sirius

Collaboration Technology Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose collaborative efforts for jointly engineered solutions through combined value components has enabled insightful and innovative opportunities across industries. 

  • Winner: CyberArk

Customer Solution Success Partner Of The Year 

Honoring Red Hat partners that developed uniquely tailored solutions to meet specific customer needs using emerging technologies to improve both efficiency and productivity. 

  • Winner: Crossvale, Inc. 

Distribution Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that have enabled exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions.

  • Winner: Ingram Micro Inc.

Innovative Marketing Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners for innovative marketing campaigns to target key customers. 

  • Winner: Dynatrace, Inc. 

Managed Services Partner Of The Year

Honoring the Red Hat partners that have provided exceptional customer satisfaction for cloud infrastructure and solutions in managed services.

  • Winner: HCL Technologies

Mid-market Success Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose collaboration with Red Hat led to successfully accessing new accounts in the mid-market segment over the past year.   

  • Winner: CDW

National Solution Provider Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that provide a wide variety of solutions within the corporate, enterprise, mid-market and SMB markets. 

  • Winner: Softchoice

Partner of the Year 

Honoring Red Hat partners that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment through their engagement and investment as a Red Hat partner. 

  • Winner: Insight Enterprises

Rising Star Partner Of The Year

Honoring Red Hat partners who have demonstrated collaboration and investment to successfully bring Red Hat technologies and services to customers.

  • Winner: Pinnacle Business Systems

Public Sector

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that have exhibited success with AI solutions using Red Hat technologies within the public sector.

  • Winner: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

  • Winner: NVIDIA Corporation

Automation Solution Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose technical expertise has fueled automation solutions within the public sector. 

  • Winner: IBM

Business Transformation Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose breadth of knowledge capabilities have enabled enterprise integration of Red Hat solutions within the public sector. 

  • Winner: Fierce Software

Customer-centric Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners for their continued commitment to customer-centric solutions.

  • Winner (Federal government): Emergent, LLC

  • Winner (State and local government): Level Up Technology, LLC

Cybersecurity Solution Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners for demonstrating innovation with cybersecurity solutions.

  • Winner: Forcepoint

Department of Defense (DoD) Solution Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that deliver success in defense through impactful collaboration and innovation. 

  • Winner: ManTech International Corporation

Integration Solution Partner of the Year

Honoring systems integrators for achievements in solving problems of automation, planning, testing, or improving overall enterprise operations. 

  • Winner: CGI

Marketing Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that developed uniquely tailored marketing campaigns to meet specific business needs for customers.

  • Winner: Carahsoft Technology Corp.

Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment through their engagement and investment as a Red Hat partner. 

  • Winner (Federal government): CDW Government, LLC

  • Winner (State and local government): Deloitte

Rising Star Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners who have demonstrated collaboration and investment to successfully bring Red Hat technologies and services to customers.

  • Winner (Federal government): Dovel Technologies

  • Winner (State and local government): KPMG LLP

Solution Partner of the Year for COVID-19 Support

Honoring Red Hat partners whose breadth of knowledge and capabilities have helped organizations during an unprecedented time.

  • Winner: Zettaset, Inc.

Thank you to our North American partners for their commitment to open source innovation. We look forward to continued growth and open collaboration as we continue to support customers on their cloud journeys. Congratulations to our 2020 Partner Award winners! 

Learn more about Red Hat and our partners on Red Hat Partner Connect.


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