Monday, July 9, 2012
Red Hat’s journey through the “land of the giants”
Open source provider Red Hat claims it is gaining traction in the New Zealand market. Red Hat credits this in part to the establishment of a presence here with the opening of an office in Auckland in April, 2011.
But with last month’s global rollouts of JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, and upgrades to its JBoss Data Grid and Enterprise Business Rules Management System, the company sees itself in a better position to compete for business with middleware ISVs, systems integrators and resellers.
“Traditionally, organisations have looked to IBM and Oracle for this, and we’ve struggled to gain legitimacy because we lacked a presence and a track record,” says Max McLaren, Red Hat’s MD for Australia and New Zealand.