Tech Data's Technology Solutions business has been appointed as a distributor for Red Hat Mobile Application Platform across Australia and parts of Asia.
The deal will see Technology Solutions – previously part of Avnet – providing the vendor's Mobile Application Platform which supports an agile approach to the development, integration and deployment of enterprise mobile apps – across Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Naresh Desai, Tech Data Asia Pacific vice president of specialist business, says mobility is one of the fastest growing next-generation technologies, prompting Tech Data's interest in the offering.
The distributor says organisations are looking for modern application platform technologies that can accelerate app development while reducing the complexity of back-end integration, lifecycle management and scalability.
“In our experience, Red Hat mobile Application Platform is an excellent solution for enabling partners to develop and manage mobile business applications quickly and cost-effectively,” Desai says.
He says partners, and their end customers, will also be able access technical resources, tools, skills and infrastructure via Tech Data's Asia Pacific innovation centres to accelerate their solution design capabilities.
The distributor says it is looking to invest in additional sales and technical resources to enable partners in positioning the platform to their customers.
Josep Garcia, Red Hat Asia Pacific vice president of partnerships and alliances, says “Mobile is a catalyst for digital transfomration and we are passionate about enabling our customers to succeed in their jurney to becme more agile in developing and delivering their mobile projects.
“Tech Data has demonstrated a vision, focus and commitment to providign the best tools and solutions to its partners and we are pleased to be able to work with them to help customers accelerate their mobile application development and back-end integration with Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.