Dell collaborates with Red Hat for Embedded Solutions through Dell OEM Partner Program

Telecom Lead America: Dell has inked an agreement
with Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions to produce joint
hardware/software solutions for IT manufacturers worldwide.

Dell OEM Solutions group, as part of its recently
announced Dell OEM Partner Program, will offer flexible, integrated
systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware


The company said that manufacturers can now customize
Dell Precision and PowerEdge platforms and utilize the performance and
reliability of Red Hat’s offerings with approved terms and conditions.


The technical integration of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux and JBoss Middleware offerings with Dell solutions addresses customer
specific requirements including regulatory compliance, product life cycles, and
quality testing. We are thrilled to have Red Hat as part of the OEM Partner
Program as they will help manufacturers with their unique go-to-market needs
while allowing them to deliver innovative solutions faster,” said Ron Pugh,
executive director and general manager, Dell OEM Solutions, Americas.


Dell designed the OEM Partner Program to be a highly
customizable, one-stop shop for manufacturers. Organized into OEM Channel
Partners and OEM Solution Partners, the program includes various
levels and types of partnerships which tailor support according to customer


This newly announced extension of our successful ten-year
collaboration means that Dell and Red Hat today can serve the most demanding
builders of technology solutions,” said Dion Cornett, vice president, Strategic
Alliances at Red Hat.


Both companies provide IT manufacturers with several key
components to enable their success including deep technical resources and close
collaboration with critical suppliers, best-of-breed technologies at
competitive price points and product certification and regulatory compliance.


Furthermore, solution by both partners will provide IT
manufacturers with extended-life products with locked down hardware
configurations and high level of product customization and branding.


Dell becomes member of EEMBC to collaborate on industry
standard benchmark development


Recently, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark
Consortium (EEMBC) announced that Dell is the consortium’s newest member.


Dell joined the association’s Consumer Subcommittee,
which includes the working groups focusing on developing mobile device
benchmarks, especially in the area of smartphone and tablet benchmarking.


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