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Red Hat Celebrates Partner Award Winners at 2013 North America Partner Conference

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of its annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards. The partners were honored at an event held during Red Hat’s 2013 North America Partner Conference in San Diego.

Red Hat recognized its top commercial and public sector channel, system integrator, alliance and distributor partners in North America for their outstanding performance in 2012 in the following categories: Partner of the Year, Catalyst Partner of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Middleware Partner of the Year, System Integrator Partner of the Year, System Integrator JBoss Vertical Solution Development Partner of the Year, Public Sector Small/Medium System Integrator Partner of the Year, Commercial Distributor of the Year, Public Sector Virtualization Partner of the Year and Commercial High Volume Partner of the year.

Of Red Hat’s extensive partner list, winning partners were selected based on their success in delivering innovative open source solutions to customers.

Winners of Red Hat’s North American Partner Awards include:

Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to Red Hat through their engagement and investments.

  • Commercial: Sirius Computer Solutions
  • Public Sector: Emergent, LLC

Catalyst Partner of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners with the greatest success in delivering solutions to customers through unique collaboration with Red Hat and other ecosystem partners.

  • Commercial: International Integrated Solutions, Ltd.
  • Public Sector: IBM

Rising Star of the Year

Honoring Red Hat partners whose collaboration with Red Hat has enabled exceptional growth over the past year.

  • Commercial: AdvizeX Technologies, LLC
  • Public Sector: GC Micro

Middleware Partner of the Year

Honoring partners whose collaboration with Red Hat has enabled exceptional growth in the middleware ecosystem.

  • Commercial: Software By Design, Inc.
  • Public Sector: Vizuri

System Integrator Partner of the Year

Honoring partners whose SI capabilities have enabled exceptional integration of Red Hat solutions.

  • Commercial: Tata Consultancy Services
  • Public Sector: General Dynamics C4 Systems

System Integrator JBoss Vertical Solution Development Partner of the Year

Honoring partners whose SI capabilities have enabled exceptional integration of Red Hat JBoss solutions.

  • HP Enterprise Services

Public Sector Small/Medium System Integrator Partner of the Year

Honoring a small/medium size partner whose SI capabilities have enabled exceptional integration of Red Hat solutions.

  • ThunderCat Technology

Commercial Distributor of the Year

Honoring partners whose distributorships experienced exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions.

  • SYNNEX Corporation

Public Sector Virtualization Partner of the Year

Honoring a Red Hat partner whose collaboration with Red Hat has enabled exceptional growth in the virtualization ecosystem.

  • DLT Solutions

Commercial High Volume Partner of the Year

Honoring a Red Hat partner with the greatest sales volume of all Red Hat partners over the past year.

  • Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Supporting Quotes

Rick Akie, vice president and general manager, North America sales, Red Hat

“Our partners play an important role in Red Hat’s business. We are pleased to celebrate these Partners as they continue to collaborate and deliver open source solutions for transforming the datacenter. In 2012, we saw great performance by our partners and it’s our pleasure to recognize and thank our top performers.”

Paul Smith, vice president and general manager, Public Sector, Red Hat

“The public sector can at often times be a challenging market with its unique market and procurement requirements. Red Hat believes it’s important to recognize public sector partners who are performing above and beyond to deliver sustained value despite the obstacles they may face.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

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 http://www.redhat.com.

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