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Red Hat Celebrates Partner Award Winners at 2014 North America Partner Conference

Red Hat North America Partner Conference–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the winners of its annual Red Hat North America Partner Awards. The partners were honored at an event held during Red Hat’s 2014 North America Partner Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

Red Hat recognized its top commercial and public sector channel, system integrator, alliance and distributor partners in North America for their outstanding performance in 2013 in the following categories: Partner of the Year, Catalyst Partner of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, Middleware Partner of the Year, Cloud Partner of the Year, Small/Medium System Integrator (SI) Partner of the Year, System Integrator (SI) Partner of the Year, Distributor of the Year, and High Volume Partner of the Year.

Of Red Hat’s extensive partner list, winning partners were selected based on their success in delivering innovative open source solutions to customers. Winners of Red Hat’s North America Partner Awards include:

Partner of the Year

Honoring a Red Hat partner who has demonstrated the highest level of commitment to Red Hat through their engagement and investments.

  • Commercial and Public Sector: Shadow-Soft

Catalyst Partner of the Year

Honoring a Red Hat partner with the greatest success in delivering total solutions to customers through unique partnerships with Red Hat and other ecosystem partners.

  • Commercial: Amazon Web Services
  • Public Sector: Cisco

Rising Star of the Year

Honoring a Red Hat partner whose collaboration with Red Hat has enabled exceptional growth over the past year.

  • Commercial: Technologent
  • Public Sector: Unitiv

Middleware Partner of the Year

Honoring a partner whose collaboration has enabled exceptional middleware growth for Red Hat.

  • Commercial: CITYTECH, Inc.
  • Public Sector: Emergent

Cloud Partner of the Year

Honoring a partner whose collaboration has enabled exceptional cloud adoption for Red Hat.

  • Public Sector: DLT Solutions

Small/Medium System Integrator (SI) Partner of the Year

Honoring a partner whose SI capabilities have enabled exceptional integration of Red Hat solutions.

  • Public Sector: Autonomic Resources

System Integrator (SI) Partner of the Year

Honoring a partner whose SI capabilities have enabled exceptional integration of Red Hat solutions.

  • Commercial: HP Enterprise Services
  • Public Sector: Booz Allen Hamilton

Distributor of the Year

Honoring a partner whose distributorships enabled exceptional sales growth of Red Hat solutions.

  • Commercial: SYNNEX
  • Public Sector: Carahsoft

High Volume Partner of the Year

Honoring the Red Hat partner that has demonstrated the highest level of commitment through their engagement and investment with Red Hat.

  • Commercial: Software House International (SHI)

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Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales, Red Hat

“Red Hat is proud to recognize all of our Red Hat North America Partner Conference Award winners. These partners continue to work diligently with Red Hat to deliver the tools and solutions needed by our enterprise customers to on-ramp to the cloud. We applaud their effort and dedication, and congratulate them on another successful year as a Red Hat partner.”

Rick Akie, vice president and general manager, North America Sales, Red Hat

“Red Hat believes it’s important to recognize partners who are navigating their markets and finding ways to successfully deliver Red Hat open source solutions. As the IT landscape continues to change and new challenges arise more rapidly, it’s an honor to salute these partner award winners and their outstanding performance in 2013.”

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Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at

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