Open source software giant Red Hat has claimed its ISV partner ecosystem has experienced ‘record’ growth in the past six months.
The firm, which earlier this year announced plans to shift to a 70 per cent indirect model in Europe (CRN, 10 April), said the numbers of certified ISV partners have increased by 122 per cent in the past six months.
Tim Yeaton, executive vice-president of enterprise solutions at Red Hat, said: “Demand for open source is happening in virtually all industry sectors. But in 2006, healthcare, telecoms and financial services emerged as the top industries for enterprise adoption of open source.”
Paul Grabscheid, vice-president of strategic planning at ISV InterSystems, said in a statement: “Our partnership with Red Hat allows us to ensure the highest levels of scalability for our customers with a Linux offering from the market leader.”
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