Red Hat has announced a strategic alliance with Samsung to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise.
The partnership draws upon the combined strengths of each company – the breadth of Samsung’s mobile device portfolio fused with the depth of Red Hat’s open source middleware, mobile and cloud technologies – to deliver mobile solutions that enable rapid development and integration of enterprise applications for organisations moving toward a mobile-first strategy.
Mobility is a top priority for many businesses as a means to drive innovation, streamline operational efficiency, and develop new business models. The next generation of mobile business solutions is expected to be defined by greater levels of openness, agility, and access to critical business information, while still maintaining required levels of security. The joint mobility solutions from Red Hat and Samsung Business Services intend to deliver on those needs and help businesses advance and accelerate their mobile initiatives.
Samsung Business Services and Red Hat plan to deliver, business applications with a series of enterprise-ready industry-specific mobile applications that will run on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and address key workforce management and business tasks, such as business intelligence, field and customer service, inventory management and sales catalog, pricing, ordering, and invoicing. They also plan to introduce a developer ecosystem with tools and resources to build and nurture a new ecosystem of enterprise partners and developers to promote rapid innovation and availability of solutions that meet both current and emerging needs in mobility; support services with integrated support for customers and partners, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and global delivery and support services for the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform. Finally, it aims to develop business collaboration, where Red Hat and Samsung Business Services plan to actively engage in joint go-to-market activities for the solutions developed through the alliance.
David Postel, Partner & Alliances Leader, Red Hat Middle East & Africa, said, “This key alliance between Samsung and Red Hat brings a wealth of opportunities to our partners, especially those active in the Mobile space for Enterprise and Government. They will be able to position new Mobile Business Applications tailored to specific Verticals, developed by Samsung and Red Hat and with support from Red Hat. They will also gain new Developer tools and resources and be able to provide services around Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and Openshift. This is a very exciting opportunity for us and our partner ecosystem.”
The initial phase of the alliance will be focused in the US.