IT distribution giant Ingram Micro, has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Red Hat Inc, a global provider of open source solutions, in a move that will offer the vendor’s hybrid cloud technologies such as Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat OpenShift to enterprises across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The distribution deal covers all Gulf and Levant countries, in addition to Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. In addition, the partnership with Red Hat enables the provision of products that will contribute toward automation, IT optimisation, digital transformation and cloud-native development within the financial, public, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors.
With the deal, partners can sell differently to grow business, build revenue streams, and create long-term relationships with a flexible subscription model, engaging with customers based on their needs, accessing new markets, and developing up-sell opportunities.
According to Ingram Micro, service is also made possible by building trust and developing deeper relationships through professional and operational service offerings that empower customers, offering opportunities to expand with Red Hat solutions by joining an active ecosystem of partners and access to new markets.
Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and chief executive, META region, Ingram Micro, said: “Creativity, agility, and resourcefulness reinforce a competitive, entrepreneurial spirit, as does looking ahead to the future with the ambition to achieve more. Ingram Micro customers continuously strive to elevate their operations and services with a view to a long and successful future.”
Baghdadi added that Red Hat solutions will help organisations in achieving their goals and objectives, and Ingram Micro is delighted to be collaborating with Red Hat to help entities across an array of sectors.
Adrian Pickering, Middle East regional general manager, Red Hat, said: “At Red Hat, we are committed to helping our customers in their endeavours to develop cloud-native applications, and integrate, automate, and manage complex environments. Pickering explained the distribution agreement with Ingram Micro represents the latest milestone in realising the company’s vision to support customers through meaningful collaboration. “We look forward to witnessing businesses in various sectors across MEA enhance their services through our solutions,” Pickering added.