Red Hat Named to CRN’s 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide
5-Star designation in annual guide identifies CRN’s most elite vendor partner
RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 10, 2013
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2013 Partner Program
Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is a
listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution
providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those
vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through
the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite
subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best
partnering elements in their channel programs.
The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account
each vendor’s investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner
training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales
support and communication. Vendors are assessed using the information that
they provide in their completed applications.
This honor follows the recent recognition of several Red Hat executives named
to CRN’s 2013 Channel Chiefs list. Mark Enzweiler, vice president, Global
Channels and Alliances; Roger Egan, vice president of North America Channel
Sales and Development; and Mike Byrd, director of Public Sector Channel Sales,
were all recognized in CRN in February for their proven leadership, channel
advocacy and commitment to the channel.
Over the last 12 months, Red Hat has fortified its commitment to partners
through several significant innovations including a refreshed training
curriculum for partners covering pre-sales, sales and delivery; a newly
available virtual demo lab partners can use for training and customer
demonstrations; a new Partner Lead Pass Program for passing qualified sales
leads from Red Hat to qualified partners; and an updated marketing center to
assist partners in generating leads and developing a pipeline for joint
The 2013 Partner Program Guide is featured on CRN.com and the 5-Star Partners
listing is highlighted in the March 2013 issue of CRN.
Roger Egan, vice president of Channel Sales and Development, North America,
“Red Hat is honored to be recognized by CRN as a 5-Star Partner Program. Red
Hat is committed to offering partners a program built around opportunity,
simplicity and profitability so they can successfully provide Red Hat open
source solutions that tackle IT challenges including open hybrid cloud and
managing big data."
Kelley Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, CRN, UBM Tech
“The companies listed in CRN’s 2013 Partner Program Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today. The
5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a successful
partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By offering their partners
tools, education and regular updates, vendors on this list go above and beyond
traditional support to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.”
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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
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