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Surge in hybrid cloud adoption helps Red Hat expand footprint in Asia

12 Sep 17

Red Hat has expanded its cloud and service provider footprint in Asia.

The company has certified a number of new cloud and managed services providers in India, Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore.

Some of the newest Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers include Diadem Technologies in India, IndonesianCloud in Indonesia, Mitsubishi Research Institute in Japan, India’s Prodevans Technologies and Singapore’s STT Connect.

Cloud provider models are becoming increasingly complex, expanding beyond multi-tenant public clouds to include private cloud build-outs, Linux container-based infrastructure, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions.  

In response to these trends, the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program was created to help solution providers better meet customer the needs for cloud-based Red Hat technologies.

Andrew Habgood, director, cloud partners, Asia Pacific, Red Hat, “We are excited to expand Red Hat’s ecosystem and capitalize on the interest in open hybrid cloud in APAC.”

“The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program is an important designation, as it can open opportunities for cloud and service providers to differentiate their services, introduce new revenue streams and expand their businesses.”

Certain Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers offer Red Hat Cloud Access, helping customers to easily migrate eligible, unused subscriptions to cloud environments and realize the benefits of hybrid cloud on select Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers.

Of the newly named Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers, Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS is enabled for Red Hat Cloud Access for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

To become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, partners must meet certification requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver a safe, scalable, supported and consistent environment for enterprise cloud deployments.

The global program functions as a source of confidence for customers, ISVs, and partners, validating each Red Hat product expert’s solutions and services.

David Robinson, chief technology officer, STT Connect, says “As a private cloud infrastructure provider, we are responsible in integrating many industry technologies to deliver more secure, enterprise-grade private cloud that are designed to meet businesses’ most stringent security requirements.”

“Being a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider allows us to develop our businesses based on enterprise-ready open source technologies, and deliver our solutions in a more seamless manner.”

Red Hat says nine out of the 14 cloud service providers included in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Worldwide are Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers.

Hriday Biyani, founder and CEO, Diadem Technologies, comments “Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider designation provides a strong solution framework that enables us to provide our customers with hybrid cloud platforms or host them on our public cloud, built completely on Red Hat solutions.”

“With Red Hat’s wide range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), PaaS and middleware solution stacks, we can provide our customers with highly scalable and enterprise-grade cloud solutions — an advantage in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.”

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