Red Hat signs up UK services partner

Surrey-based open-source consultancy Sirius has formalised its partnership with Red Hat.

Signing up for an advanced partner programme, Sirius says it wants to formalise its relationship with the Linux specialist following Red Hat's acquisition of middleware company JBoss.

Mark Taylor, the chief executive of Sirius, said: "Many of our clients are deploying mission-critical applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The decision to formalise our relationship with Red Hat came after they made the decision to move further up the software stack with the acquisition of JBoss."

Sirius already boasts a strong customer base, which includes the likes of Pepsi and the Metropolitan Police. It will resell Red Hat's full enterprise portfolio.

You can read a guest comment piece from Mark Taylor here.

© 2006 ZDNet. Original article by Richard Thurston