Red Hat Shines a Spotlight on Advancing IT Business at the Red Hat Forum, EMEA, June 2014

Series of 14 events across three continents will bring together IT solutions experts, partners and customers to discuss how the latest Red Hat open source solutions can advance business IT

Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – Dubai – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the dates and details of the Red Hat Forum – a series of 14 events, in cities throughout Europe and the Middle East, scheduled to take place between 3 and 25 June, 2014.

The Red Hat Forum opens in Dubai and will focus on how enterprise grade Red Hat open source solutions can simplify IT, enabling businesses to focus on innovation while making organizations more flexible and agile. Specifically, the forum will feature a business and technical focus on the benefits of private and open hybrid cloud environments.

Senior Red Hat executives will present keynote sessions exploring how enterprises can lose critical opportunities if the business stands still. They will also focus on the strategies organizations can use to advance their IT and how IT departments that move forward and constantly evolve can quickly contribute to business success.

The Red Hat Forum will feature Red Hat use cases and scenarios addressing critical pain points, real-world strategies and solutions, technology and business sessions. The event will provide an ideal opportunity for direct networking with Red Hat and its partners, including platinum sponsor HP. Attendees will learn how to advance their IT business by staying on top of new trends and being aware of issues that can impact revenue and productivity.

To better suit the needs and interests of attendees, the Red Hat Forum will run two parallel streams; business and technical. Business-focused sessions will expand on competitive advantages gained through proven IT innovation, the benefits of community-powered innovation, and the efficiencies that can be realized by moving into the cloud. The technical stream will offer a comprehensive technical overview, including an update on the much-anticipated Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

In addition, attendees will be able to engage with Red Hat’s EMEA team and top executives to discuss Red Hat’s vision of the future. Engineering and product experts will be on-hand to address specific technological queries that will give a greater insight into the Red Hat ecosystem.

Supporting Quotes:
Werner Knoblich, VP and General Manager EMEA, Red Hat
“Enterprises are keen to facilitate innovation as IT becomes more dynamic. No one can afford to ignore the latest technology trends, in particular the explosive growth of data and cloud computing. At the same time, business enterprises want to leverage investments while optimizing strategic flexibility and enjoying freedom of choice. The Red Hat Forum will shine a spotlight on how businesses can get the best out of their technology and remain agile in a competitive market.”

Peter Ryan, SVP EG, EMEA & MD HP EMEA, HP
“HP is pleased to join Red Hat as a platinum sponsor on the Red Hat Forum EMEA tour to discuss our joint solutions that deliver a proven open approach for IT modernization.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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