Red Hat opens office in Dubai Internet City

Focuses on supporting increasing customer demand from Middle East and Africa

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  November 4, 2008

Red Hat is cementing its regional presence with an office in Dubai Internet City to support increasing demand from its growing customer base in Middle East and Africa.

Anuj Kumar, previously in charge of sales and marketing for enterprise customers, has been appointed as general manager for Red Hat MEA. Kumar was also involved in establishing Red Hat offices in Chicago, Dallas and Denver.

"Red Hat has a great reputation for delivering market-leading open source solutions and the launch of the new office in Dubai will help us meet the growing demand for Red Hat solutions in the region," stated Kumar.

At a recent interview with itp.net, Kumar revealed Red Hat’s focus on developing its partner network in the Middle East. “We have seventy nine partners in the Middle East at all levels and our strategy now is to help them scale up in the region.”

Red Hat has around 2,500 enterprise customers in the Middle East alone that represent telecommunication, oil and gas, construction, banking and government sectors, including Arabtec in the United Arab Emirates.

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