Red Hat Exhibits Collaborative Solutions With SAP at Gitex Technology Week 2013
10/24/2013

Red Hat demonstrates solutions with SAP in the cloud and on premise

Online PR News – 24-October-2013 – Dubai – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Gitex 2013) - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced, along with SAP (NYSE: SAP), market leader in enterprise application software, it is exhibiting collaborative technologies at Gitex Technology Week, currently being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The companies is demonstrating how Middle East enterprises can further optimize their implementation of SAP® software integrated with Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Cloud, and Red Hat JBoss Middleware.

Running SAP solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization helps enterprises address the challenges of flexibility, price/performance, reliability, and security. Red Hat and SAP customers can benefit from the integration of the SAP Solution Manager application management solution and Red Hat's customer support ticketing system by gaining a single point of contact for support issues, streamlined resolution of incidents, and continued collaboration for running SAP applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With the integration of the ticketing systems, Red Hat and SAP will be able to more easily liaise on support-issue resolutions, providing enhanced support services to customers.

Cooperation between Red Hat and SAP has resulted in the development of a scalable, standardized, highly available SAP solution-based platform that is cloud-ready. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP Business Applications includes the infrastructure software stack in a ready-to-use package for the operation of SAP applications. Industry-leading virtualization capabilities through Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, like Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and management console, help reduce power, cooling, and space requirements and can result in up to 95 percent to 140 percent performance gains for real-world enterprise workloads running enterprise application software1 . Red Hat JBoss Middleware developer tools help cut down the speed of development to create custom applications to call out services for SAP solutions. Engineers from both companies are currently working together with a focus on developing new tools to further the integration of SAP Business Suite software with enterprise Java applications running on Red Hat JBoss Middleware.

In May 2013, Red Hat announced it has expanded its Technical Account Management Services portfolio to include specific support for SAP solutions. Now, Red Hat customers who also use SAP products can benefit from Red Hat Technical Account Managers (TAMs) specializing in SAP solutions, allowing customers to benefit from the TAMs' in-depth knowledge and expertise and proactive guidance.

Red Hat is exhibiting at Gitex Technology Week from the SAP stand number MAC6-16, located in Hall 6.
Supporting Quotes
Michel Isnard, vice president, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Red Hat
“The long-standing collaboration between Red Hat and SAP is enabling real-time innovation in enterprise IT environments across the globe. We are eager to demonstrate to regional CIOs and IT managers attending Gitex how they can create an integrated and intelligent enterprise, maximize the value of data assets and accelerate business decisions by deploying integrated solutions from two global technology leaders.”

Sam Alkharrat, Managing Director, SAP MENA
“SAP is proud of its work with Red Hat in the region, and we believe the best is yet to come. Today’s decision-makers demand flexibility, unprecedented insight, speed and simplicity. Technology should never be an obstacle but a launchpad to greater things and, together, we are empowering businesses and organisations with powerful new routes to innovation and profit.”

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