Red Hat Plans Partner Program Enhancements

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Red Hat within the next few weeks -- and possibly before Red Hat Summit (Sept. 1-4, Chicago) -- plans to make major enhancements to the company's channel partner program. Heading up to the announcement, Red Hat continues to work more closely with the Open Source Channel Alliance. Here's the scoop from The VAR Guy.

In this FastChat video, The VAR Guy sat down with Roger Egan, VP of North American Channels at Red Hat. The on-screen discussion focuses on Red Hat's channel progress, cloud opportunities for Red Hat partners, and emerging opportunities driven by the Open Source Channel Alliance:



Egan also spent some time with The VAR Guy offline. Although he wasn't ready to share firm details, Egan hinted that some major partner program changes will occur within weeks.

What could they involve? Hmmm. Perhaps some specializations or certifications involving application stacks, The VAR Guy theorizes. Our resident blogger continues to watch -- and listen -- closely for more clues from Red Hat.

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