Alternative Technology, Inc., an Arrow Electronics, Inc. company and leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, storage and security solutions, today announced a distribution agreement with Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open-source solutions. Alternative Technology will distribute Red Hat's enterprise solutions including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Enterprise Middleware to its large base of reseller partners.
Alternative Technology will leverage its North American channel, education and technical resources to expand the reach of Red Hat's world-class open-source offerings. Alternative Technology solution providers can now offer:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server and Desktop, the leading open-source computing platform, including virtualization;
- JBoss Enterprise Middleware Platforms, Frameworks and Developer Studio;
- Red Hat systems management and security management tools;
- Red Hat infrastructure products including Red Hat Application Stack, Red Hat Global File System and Red Hat Cluster Suite.
“We are excited to be part of Red Hat’s focus on the channel as a primary go-to-market strategy,” said Tom Zorn, executive vice president, Alternative Technology. “In addition to our advanced technical services and top-notch sales support, as a subsidiary of Arrow Electronics, we connect Red Hat resellers with complementary enterprise-class products through Arrow’s Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) unit, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Network Appliance, EMC and Hitachi Data Systems, making it easier to purchase through one distributor.”
“As a value-added distributor, Alternative Technology brings significant channel and market reach, a strong customer service focus, and a reputation for providing leading solutions to server, storage and virtualization markets," said Roger Egan, director, North America Channel Sales and Development for Red Hat. “With Red Hat, Alternative Technology will offer leading-edge technologies to help large and mid-tier enterprises reap the benefits associated with open-source solutions. We look forward to working with Alternative Technology to drive new opportunities and to bring these solutions to the channel and marketplace.”
Channel partners can learn more about Red Hat by calling 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).
About Alternative Technology
Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor for value-added resellers who need products and services targeted at thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security, and wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative Technology identifies business issues that are key to its markets and offers multivendor solutions that drive demand back through its reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carlsbad, Calif., and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information e-mail: sales[.]AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).