Tech Data appointed as distributor for the Red Hat CCSP program in Australia and New Zealand

The two companies will work with Red Hat to meet the increasing market demand for managed hybrid cloud solutions

SYDNEY – 11 March 2019 – Red Hat Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has appointed Tech Data as a distributor for the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program in Australia and New Zealand. Tech Data will work with Red Hat to qualify, recruit and onboard the right partners for the Red Hat CCSP program.

These appointments come in response to growing customer demand for managed, multi-hybrid cloud solutions in Australia and New Zealand , and brings the number of Red Hat CCSP program distribution partners to three in the region. Tech Data has been long standing distribution partner for other Red Hat non-cloud offerings.

Red Hat’s CCSP designation is awarded to partners following validation by Red Hat. Each provider must meet testing and certification requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver a scalable, supported and consistent environment with strong security features designed for enterprise cloud deployments. The globally unified CCSP program provides customers, ISVs, and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have validated a given solution, so that implementations can begin with a solid foundation.

Tech Data will validate partners for their ability to host and resell Red Hat’s portfolio of technologies through a monthly, pay-as-you go consumption model that supports multi-tenant, dedicated, hybrid and managed- service delivery models. CCSPs can gain access to Red Hat solutions that not only offer a more secure, scalable platform for building public and private clouds, but also empower DevOps to develop, deploy, and manage diverse applications seamlessly. Providers can use those solutions to improve operational efficiency and flexibility, expand their hybrid cloud service offerings, and offer scalable and highly available third-party ISV applications on Red Hat technologies.

Garry Gray, director of partners and alliances, Red Hat ANZ said  “Cloud provider models have expanded beyond simple, multi-tenant public clouds to include multi-hybrid cloud build-outs, Linux container-based infrastructure and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. We are excited to have Tech Data on board to help expand the Red Hat CCSP program in Australia and New Zealand, enabling us to keep up with the demand for our cloud technologies and solutions. “Partners are at the heart of Red Hat’s ecosystem, underpinning our vision to build and deploy the best applications possible and develop greater customer relationships. Red Hat is continuously investing in its channel to ensure partners receive the highest level of training, enablement, service excellence, robust benefits, and the ability to deliver flexible Red Hat subscriptions and technologies aligned with changing customer needs.“.

“Tech Data’s partnership with Red Hat continues to go from strength to strength,” said Wendy O’Keeffe, country general manager, Australia and New Zealand at Tech Data. “Expanding our already existing relationship with Red Hat to include cloud solutions will let enable our partners to take advantage of next-generation open source cloud services to deliver reliable and scalable solutions to meet market demand across the cloud landscape. In addition, we will be boosting our pre-sales resources specifically to support our partners with this transition.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
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