Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Melaka State Government and Abyres, one of Red Hat’s partners in Malyasia. This is the first-of-its-kind initiative in Melaka to help drive awareness for the adoption of open source technologies in the public sector.
Under the agreement, Red Hat will provide relevant training material under the Red Hat Academy curriculum to local universities, polytechnics and community colleges in the State of Melaka. 50 supported licenses for the Melaka State Open Source Center and 20 supported licenses for Universities, Polytechnics and Community Colleges located in the State of Melaka, Malaysia will also be provided for the purpose of teaching Red Hat Academy’s training content. Certification examinations are also made available at a discounted fee for students, lecturers and instructors of Universities and Polytechnics located in the State of Melaka.
The Open Source Center of Excellence by the Melaka State Government will provide the necessary facilities and resources for local students and lecturers to be trained in Linux, middleware and other open source technologies. The Center of Excellence expects to see 250 trainees over the next year with the goal of a 100% increase year-over-year increase in 2014. Abyres will also be supporting the Melaka State Government in organizing activities to drive open source awareness.
The Melaka State Government has also recently deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as the foundation for its planned cloud computing infrastructure.
DP van Leeuwen, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Red Hat:
“Red Hat is very pleased to collaborate with the Melaka State Government to promote open source awareness in Melaka, but also hopes that with the setting up of the Open Source Center of Excellence, we will be able to provide expertise and resources to train current and future IT professionals in Malaysia through this channel.”
Damien Wong, general manager, ASEAN, Red Hat:
“Red Hat understands the challenges faced by the public sector – governments and schools. The Melaka State Government has been a Red Hat customer since 2009, so we understand the solutions that they need in order to be prepared for the future.”
Dr. Mohamed Sulaiman Sultan Suhaibuddeen, head of ICT, Melaka State Government:
“We see open source as the way of the future. There is a lack of skilled resources and awareness for open source technology. We understand the benefits from using open source that can be realized to help meet the unique challenges that governments face when addressing the need to get on the cloud, so our aim is to equip our staff and the future workforce with the necessary knowledge and skill set.”
Mohammad Jamal Suleiman, Chief Executive Officer, Abyres MSC Sdn Bhd:
“As a key technology partner of Red Hat and Melaka State, we're very happy to be part of this open source initiative, a first-of-its-kind for the state. Beyond providing the support and resources to assist Melaka State in the opening of the Center of Excellence, we want to promote open source awareness as well through co-organized activities.”
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