First Distribution dons Red Hat

First Distribution named a Red Hat certified cloud and service provider.

Dion Harvey, Red Hat

First Distribution this week announced it is now part of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider programme.

It will now be able to host and resell offerings from the open source company, which is the Linux market leader.

Chris Richardson, MSP business manager for First Distribution, says the move will allow it to expand its cloud offering as well as focusing more closely on hosting.

He says consumption based computing is becoming more relevant, and that cloud and hosting is becoming an increasingly large part of the industry.

Dion Harvey, country manager in South Africa for Red Hat, says its customers are looking for a trusted partner ecosystem upon which to build their projects.

He says the company’s provider programme is designed to ‘span service models, including the public cloud’.

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