Red Hat tells partners to take ‘boot camp’ test

Open source software giant Red Hat is limbering up for its first training ‘boot camps' in the Gulf, to be held in the UAE and Saudi Arabia next month.

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Red Hat tells partners to take ‘boot camp’ test
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 22, 2009

Open source software giant Red Hat is limbering up for its first training ‘boot camps' in the Gulf, to be held in the UAE and Saudi Arabia next month.

"Our job is to help our partners, and with our invitation-only boot camps we want to pick a few of the advanced and premier partners, and train them as well as we are trained ourselves," explains Anuj Kumar, MENA General Manager at Red Hat, the biggest seller of the Linux operating system in the world.

"It's a serious boot camp - they go 8am until 8pm, they have tests, they get scored and then they come out after three days," he adds. "It's very different from the free lunch, pizza-party days that a lot of vendors throw. We're not a box-pusher or a licencing company; the customer can truly benefit from this relationship," insists Kumar.

Kumar also confirmed that the firm is in talks with a number of Middle East governments over potential deals.

"A lot of Gulf government entities are already running Red Hat, but we're trying to get a little more vocal about it," says Kumar. "At the moment, we are in active negotiations with the governments of Egypt, Jordan and Qatar."

2853 days ago
Waraqa

I wish the article mentioned more details about this event.

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