South African ICT provider globetom has been appointed as a Red Hat Premier Business Partner; a status held by only a handful of local companies. As a premier partner which specialises in Red Hat Infrastructure, globetom is regarded as an expert business partner underscored by its technical and sales expertise.
Globetom has since its inception in 2002 invested proactively in its Red Hat strategy and features a strong and established installed customer base. Red Hat implementations include mission-critical computing grids in the telco industry which readily meet the availability and performance requirements of its customers.
Red Hat is today one of the world’s leading providers of open source solutions and utilises a community-powered approach to offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualisation technologies.
Comments Philip Stander, MD of globetom: “We have been on a Red Hat specialisation journey for ten years, dating back to the days of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release 2 when mission-critical data centre owners and IT managers believed the operating system was only meant for experimental service development.
“As the third Premier Business Partner in South Africa, globetom brings an ISV value proposition to the table for businesses wanting to run their applications on Red Hat.“
“We are delighted that globetom has joined the elite group of Red Hat Premium partners. The requirements of a Premium Partner are not easily achieved and this achievement shows effort and dedication from globetom to ensure that they can offer world class services and competitive pricing associated with the Red Hat brand,” comments Louis Seyffert, country manager, Red Hat South Africa.
A Premier Business Partner like globetom works very closely with Red Hat on specific projects and is well trained and highly committed. Partners have to meet stringent technical and sales requirements in order to effectively deliver the benefits of Red Hat services and products to its customers.
Going forward, globetom will continue to foster its strong relationship with Red Hat – building an entrenched SA support base for the market-leading Linux distribution.