Ingram Micro, the global technology and supply chain services provider, today announced that they have joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program in India, offering customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) greater confidence when building their next-generation IT projects using Red Hat solutions. As a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, Ingram Micro will work with Red Hat to qualify, recruit and onboard partners as Certified Cloud and Service Providers.
With a dedicated team of cloud specialists, Ingram Micro offers partners pre-sales and technical support as well as tailored sales enablement and marketing programs designed to help them go to market with the right set of solutions to address end-user requirements around hybrid cloud, DevOps, software-defined management and automation.
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 needs for cloud-based Red Hat technologies. By using a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, customers and partners using custom-developed or third-party ISV applications certified to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Red Hat solutions can have greater confidence that these applications will function as expected when using them on a public cloud or managed service provider.
Red Hat’s Certified Cloud and Service Provider designation is awarded to Red Hat partners following validation by Red Hat. Each provider must meet testing and certification requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver a scalable, supported and consistent environment with strong security features designed for enterprise cloud deployments. The globally-unified program provides customers, ISVs, and partners with the confidence that Red Hat product experts have validated a given solution so that implementations can begin with a solid foundation.