LinuxIT, part of the Claranet Group, has been awarded the Stronger Together Award at this year’s Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards, alongside Softcat and Tier 2 Consulting. Working under the project name ‘The Three Musketeers’, the three organisations won the award based on the strength of their joint collaboration and the value that they collectively add to the Red Hat partner ecosystem.
Now in their seventh year, the Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards recognise the achievements of Red Hat’s partners over the past year and their ongoing commitment to collaborating with the company.
Receiving the Stronger Together Award at a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, earlier this month, LinuxIT, Softcat and Tier 2 were commended for their complementary skill sets across sales and infrastructure, and for their middleware knowhow. Over the past year, the three organisations have worked together on projects such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform for customers.
Commenting on the award win, Simon Mitchell, CEO at LinuxIT, said: “We have a long-standing and successful relationship with Red Hat, having been named the first Red Hat Premier Partner in the UK and won the Platform Partner of the Year award at the 2013 ceremony. Collaboration sits at the heart of what the Open Source community is all about, so we are delighted to have won this year’s Stronger Together Award alongside two of our strategic partners, Softcat and Tier 2.
“Over the past few years we have cultivated strong and fruitful collaborations with Softcat and Tier 2, based on Red Hat technologies, and it has been by working together that we have been able to achieve amazing things for our customers,” Mitchell continued.
“Red Hat’s belief in nurturing strong partnerships inspired the Stronger Together Award. Over the last 10 months, the three winners, LinuxIT, Softcat and Tier 2, have created a solid business venture and collaborated on projects for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat mobile, bringing added value to Open Source and the whole Red Hat Partner Eco-System,” Jayne Handley, Head of Partner and Alliances, UK & Ireland, Red Hat.
Michel Robert, Managing Director of Claranet UK added: “LinuxIT were acquired by Claranet in July 2015 in order to broaden our managed services portfolio with industry leading Linux-based consultative services. This recognition of LinuxIT’s innovative work validates Claranet’s mission to help our customers do amazing things. Already our customers are benefiting from the addition of LinuxIT’s services to our well established, award-winning managed services portfolio."