August 30, 2004

Red Hat appoints LinuxIT as Advanced Partner in UK

Derek Raynor writes "LinuxIT, the UK's leading independent Linux solutions provider has been appointed as one of the first Red Hat Advanced Partners.

The Red Hat Advanced Partner status recognizes LinuxIT as a company that understands and significantly contributes to the adoption of Red Hat Linux in the corporate marketplace through the delivery of LinuxITâs expert professional services, training and support.

âThe combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and LinuxITâs professional services has meant that organizations are able to address the challenges faced when integrating Linux into their infrastructureâ Derek Raynor Partner Manager at LinuxIT commented. â Our close relationship with Red Hat and our leadership in the Linux community ensures that as Linux becomes a more dominant component of the IT-Infrastructure, our customers can exploit the true potential of these technologies.â

"The aim of this program is to work more closely with our Advanced Partners and ensure that co-operation is as productive as possible for both sides." said Mark Baker, Channel Manager at Red Hat UK. "Advanced Partners play an extremely important role in Red Hatâs long term business strategy, and we are delighted to announce this accreditation for LinuxIT in recognition of their success ".

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat, the worldâs 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 Hatâs 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.

About LinuxIT

LinuxIT ( a division of Kleesh Consultants Ltd.) is one of the UKâs most respected and successful independent providers of IT-Infrastructure solutions based upon Linux and Open Source. LinuxITâs software solutions are created through the integration of commercial grade software with the expertise of Linux specialists.

LinuxIT is the UK Powerhouse of Linux expertise and our consultants and support provide the backbone of services of some of the best known names in IT. In addition to solutions we support our customers with a comprehensive range of consulting, support and certified training services."


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