Red Hat Certifies World's First Red Hat Certified Architects at Samsung SDS

The capstone certification reinforces Linux' move into the mainstream and wider enterprise adoption


Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced that five of Samsung SDS’ staff have earned the world’s first Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) qualification. The certifications at Samsung SDS Korea, which is the world’s leading IT services company, reinforces Linux’s rapid move into the mainstream of technology, and its wider adoption amongst enterprises worldwide.

“We are indeed proud to have the world’s first RHCA amongst our staff and kudos to the entire Samsung SDS and Red Hat teams who have worked so hard to attain this significant achievement. We are Korea’s top IT services provider, and have to constantly be at the forefront of technologies and IT systems, or risk losing out. Linux is one of these forefront technologies and we see its huge potential in gaining wide-spread adoption amongst enterprises big and small”, said Paul Sung, Engineering Manager, Emerging Technology Department, IT R&D Center of Samsung SDS.

The fact that there are RHCAs at Samsung SDS provides strong recognition of this company's continuous investment in leading Linux technology for its customers. The company already has over 150 Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE), accounting for half of all RHCEs in Korea alone. With the five newly-certified RHCAs, Samsung SDS is now capable of providing leadership for technical planning, design and integration of its customers’ worldwide open source architectures.

“The world-wide commitment demonstrated by Red Hat’s Global Learning Services team to certify Samsung SDS’ as RHCAs mirrors our efforts undertaken to sell Linux as a strategic business asset and to attain the highest level of professionalism and customer satisfaction. In turn, Samsung SDS’s efforts to ensure world-acclaimed Linux certification of its staff demonstrates the importance that the company places on making Linux experts available to optimize Linux computing as a strategic and mission-critical application”, said Peter Childers, Vice President, Global Learning Services, Red Hat.

Red Hat Training has been around for six years now and can boast 17,000 RHCEs, 10,000 RHCTs, and more than 200,000 students in total. Red Hat certified IT professionals have risen sharply in the recent years, having reached a total of more than 27,000 to date.

Launched in 2004, the RHCA course provides in-depth, hands-on training for senior Linux system administrators responsible for the deployment and management of many systems in large enterprise environments. RHCA is a capstone certification to Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT), and is the most recognized, acclaimed, and mature certification in the Linux space. For more information, please visit:


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:
class=moz-txt-link-freetext title=

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for the company, including statements containing the words “believes”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “will”, and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: the factors discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC

  • About Red Hat
  • Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

  • Forward-Looking Statements
  • Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.