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Dell and Red Hat collaborate for embedded solutions through Dell OEM Partner Program

Dell and Red Hat recently announced they have signed an agreement to produce Dell and Red Hat hardware, software solutions for IT manufacturers worldwide.

Enabling fast time-to-market and considerable cost reductions, Dell OEM Solutions group, as part of its recently announced Dell OEM Partner Program, will offer flexible, integrated systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions, it was reported. Now manufacturers can customise Dell Precision and PowerEdge platforms and utilise the performance and reliability of Red Hat’s offerings with approved terms and conditions, representatives said.

“This newly announced extension of our successful ten-year collaboration means that Dell and Red Hat today can serve the most demanding builders of technology solutions,” said Dion Cornett, VP, strategic alliances at Red Hat. “Appliance and application vendors leveraging the trusted brands and proven solutions of Dell and Red Hat, integrated into a cohesive and readily consumable offering, will enjoy compelling value.”

Dell designed the OEM Partner Program to be a highly customisable, one-stop shop for manufacturers. Organised into OEM Channel Partners and OEM Solution Partners, the program includes various levels and types of partnerships which tailor support according to customer needs. Red Hat and Dell provide IT manufacturers with several key components to enable their success including:

  • deep technical resources and close collaboration with critical suppliers;
  • best-of-breed technologies at competitive price points;
  • product certification and regulatory compliance;
  • extended-life products with locked down hardware configurations; and
  • high level of product customisation and branding.

“Dell OEM Solutions division collaborates with key technology providers, such as Red Hat, to enable manufacturers to build a more robust and flexible hardware platform,” said Ron Pugh, executive director and GM, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas. “The technical integration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Middleware offerings with Dell solutions addresses customer specific requirements including regulatory compliance, product life cycles, and quality testing. We are thrilled to have Red Hat as part of the OEM Partner Program as they will help manufacturers with their unique go-to-market needs while allowing them to deliver innovative solutions faster.”

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