David Ramsay, director of channels and alliances A/NZ, Red Hat, said, "Demand for Red Hat’s open source solutions has continued to increase over the past year. We decided to increase our distribution channel and ALSTOM provided a natural fit. As one of Australia’s leading UNIX distributors, they already had a solid understanding of the needs of the market and where open source solutions could satisfy customer needs."
Red Hat also sees the opportunity for both it and ALSTOM to benefit from mutual long-term partnerships with Oracle and IBM Software Group. ALSTOM also has a strong network of Sun partners and Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides these Sun partners with more choice of operating environment for Sun AMD Opteron Systems.
Skills were also a key factor in signing this distribution agreement. "We were impressed by the depth of experience of the ALSTOM sales team. With their solid technical skills base, we felt comfortable that ALSTOM would be able to provide comprehensive support to their resellers and partners", explained Ramsay.
Greg Newham, General Manager Distribution at ALSTOM IT said, "Red Hat is a natural fit with our expanding partner base and their needs. Customers are demanding open source solutions and through this distribution agreement, our partner network will now be able to satisfy this demand. Red Hat also complements our business and the skills of our team very well."
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ALSTOM Information Technology Ltd
ALSTOM IT, a wholly owned Australian company, is one of the leading distributors of information technology and business solutions to the Australian reseller channel. ALSTOM IT differentiates itself by offering a total business solution based not only on a portfolio of world-class products, but by also providing its partners with value-added services that stimulate business growth. ALSTOM IT's head office and warehouse is located in Sydney with branch offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
ALSTOM IT offers its customers a complete range of best of breed IT solutions encompassing Server Based Computing, Data Management, Systems, Security, Development and Collaboration.
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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.redhat.com
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