Hat India, a Linux and open source provider, has announced
the opening of its sales and support office in Bangalore.
According to the company there is a great demand for open
source software in southern India and with the region
being the hub of software developers, the company''s office
in Bangalore would be able to provide its customers in
the area with their entire range of products and services
on a local basis. Its presence in Bangalore would also
enable the company to partner its OEMs and ISVs more effectively.
Hat has recently announced a long-term technology strategy,
namely the Open Source Architecture for Enterprise.
Open Source Architecture aims to extend the benefits
of the open source model further up the software solution
stack to the middleware, application, and management
layers, enabling open source benefits to be realized
across the computing infrastructure.
Hat Enterprise Linux is the platform for Open Source
Architecture. Red Hat applications and partnerships
make up the solution stack on this platform while Red
Hat Network is the complete systems management platform
Hat Enterprise Linux is available as part of an annual
subscription that includes Red Hat Network, support
services and is backed by the Red Hat Open Source Assurance
Hat has played a significant role in increasing the
popularity of open source technology in India and at
present is the leading player in the market with over
95 per cent of the Linux market share. According to
the company there has been an exponential rise in the
demand for Red Hat products and services in India, since
they first entered in December 2000. Today the company
has set up six offices in India at Mumbai, Pune, New
Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkatta and Bhopal.
Hat''s OEM partners include IBM, HCL Infosystems and
Acer. Red Hat India has a distribution network of channel
partners spanning nineteen cities across India. Their
key distributors are GT Enterprises,
Sonata Software and Integra Microsystems. Red Hat Learning
Services are available with over 40 training partners
in 27 cities across India.