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Red Hat Appoints First West African Premier Partner


By Dipo Olowookere

World’s leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat Inc, has announced the appointment of Converge Global Concept Technologies as its first Premier Partner in West Africa.

Converge Global Concept Technologies is an IT services organization that specializes in the deployment of mission-critical technology systems, solutions and services.

As a Premier Partner, the organization will benefit from Red Hat’s deep open source expertise and technical skills.

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With a particular emphasis on Red Hat’s cloud and middleware portfolio, Converge Global Concept Technologies aims to give Nigerian and other West African businesses a multi-platform, scalable and more secure route to the cloud.

Open Source is now so much more than Linux, and has been tried, tested and is trusted by many of the world’s biggest companies, for example, 100 percent of commercial banks in the Fortune 500 rely on Red Hat.

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Red Hat and Converge Global Concept Technologies look forward to helping local businesses in West Africa explore the potential and reap the benefits of open source.

The new collaboration will make available a wide range of innovative private and hybrid cloud solutions such as Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift, backed up by Red Hat’s enterprise-grade security, support and training.

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In November Red Hat hosted a well-attended seminar for CIOs from leading Nigerian organisations focused on how open source is enabling organizations to address challenges such as cost, complexity, lock-in from proprietary vendors, and migration to the cloud.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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