GBM earns Red Hat partner status
Manama, October 19, 2010
Bahrain-based Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s leading IT solutions and service provider, has earned Red Hat premier business partner status in the GCC region.
GBM already shares a longstanding relationship with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and offers its full range of products and services.
The enhanced partnership will allow a fresh focus on developing complex, high-end open source solutions for customers in the region.
Red Hat premier business partners must demonstrate extensive knowledge of Red Hat solutions and be able to provide the highest level of contribution to its business and partner ecosystem.
“We are very pleased to have earned Red Hat Premier Business Partner status for the GCC region. This recognition validates not only our partnership with Red Hat over the past 10 years, but also our commitment to investing resources in developing the market for solutions based on open source platforms ,” said Cesare Cardone, chief executive officer of GBM.
GBM is already a Red Hat training partner, a reseller of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and a provider and integrator of Red Hat Solutions. The company also has a large pool of Linux-certified Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) and Red Hat Certified Technicians (RHCT) in the region.
“GBM has an excellent track record of customer service and contribution towards building open source competencies in the region,” said Anuj Kumar, general manager for Middle East and Africa at Red Hat.
“In addition, GBM is the sole distributor for a range of IBM products and services, many of which use Red Hat’s Linux-based software solutions. This strengthened partnership is a win-win for our customers and we’re looking forward to working closely together to help enterprises in the region leverage the power of open source solutions,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service