New designations in the region highlight interest for open hybrid cloud among cloud and service providers
Red Hat announced that cloud and managed services providers in India, Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore have joined its Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, helping them to better meet customer needs for cloud-based technologies.
Cloud provider models have expanded beyond multi-tenant public clouds to include private cloud build-outs, Linux container-based infrastructure and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, and the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program was created to offer additional flexibility to help solution providers better meet customer the needs for cloud-based Red Hat technologies. In 2016, the program won the inaugural Channelnomics Innovation Awards “Partner Program of the Year” distinction.
By using a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, customers and partners can use custom-developed or third-party ISV applications certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions with greater confidence that these applications will function when used on a public cloud or managed service provider.
Certain Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Providers also offer Red Hat Cloud Access, enabling customers to more 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 Co., Ltd. is enabled for Red Hat Cloud Access for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Andrew Habgood, director, cloud partners, Asia Pacific, Red Hat, said, “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. We look forward to the continued collaboration with these members of our program as they work to grow their businesses with Red Hat open source solutions.”
Hriday Biyani, founder and CEO, Diadem Technologies Pvt. Ltd. said, “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 middle ware solution stacks, we can provide our customers with highly scalable and enterprise-grade cloud solutions — an advantage in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.”
Yudhi Haryadi, chief technology officer, Indonesian Cloud, commented, “Being a part of Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program can help our customers’ cloud journeys with more scalable, reliable and cost-effective technology solutions. The certification enables our customers to implement strategic business systems and improve their efficiency. The program also helps us in our mission as we strive to be a leading enterprise cloud services provider in Indonesia.”