The two day EMEA Partner Tour visited London on Sept 19th & 20th whilst also taking in six countries across the region over a four week period. The tour brought together partners from across the UK and Ireland for networking and presentations around partnering with Red Hat and their technologies covering Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage Server and JBoss Enterprise Middleware.
Interactive Ideas Managing Director, Mike Trup, commented “We have worked with Red Hat for over 16 years and our partnership goes from strength to strength each year. We are thrilled to have picked up two awards this year and delighted for the large number of our partners that were also recognised for their success.”
“The team we have built is highly skilled and passionate in evangelising Red Hat; our aim has always been to support our customers in understanding the opportunities for the technologies we distribute. Through value added sales, technical and marketing we help them build new revenue. There is no question that Linux has taken huge market share within the server market and no matter which analyst you choose to consult the market for open source technologies is forecasted to grow rapidly.”
Simon Williams, Channel Sales Manager for UKI at Red Hat commented “The team at Interactive Ideas have consistently demonstrated their high levels of ability and dedication to supporting Red Hat in achieving our objectives and we were delighted to award them the distributor of the year and marketing campaign of the year awards.“
“The growth of Red Hat and our partners like Interactive Ideas is clear evidence of the demand for Red Hat and Open Source technologies. With new Red Hat technologies for Middleware, Virtualization, Storage and Cloud, the market opportunity for partners with the right skills has expanded considerably and the partners investing are seeing the strong returns.”
“We are a new partner for Red Hat and Interactive Ideas have helped us engaged with Red Hat to achieve Premier Partner status. Interactive Ideas provides a great resource for the Red Hat product set, both technically and from a sales perspective, further to this they have provided great marketing activities to use for lead generation.”
About Red Hat, Inc:
Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with more than 70 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with cloud, virtualization, applications, management, storage and service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.
Learn more: www.redhat.com
About Interactive Ideas
Interactive Ideas is a leading value-added distributor of Enterprise Software and Services focused on IT infrastructure solutions. The company sells through a network of channel partners across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Through additional sales, technical and marketing related services, we aim to support our customers in taking advantage of the technologies provided by the vendors we distribute. Enabling them to build new business and provide a superior service to their own customers.
For more information visit www.interactiveideas.com
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