Red Hat and Samsung team for enterprise


Alliance to help customers harness the power of mobile to transform their businesses

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, and Samsung Electronics America have announced a strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise.

The alliance draws upon the combined strengths of each company with the breadth of Samsung’s mobile device portfolio fused with the depth of Red Hat’s opensource middleware, mobile and cloud technologies, to deliver mobile solutions that enable rapid development and integration of enterprise applications for organisations moving toward a mobile-first strategy.

Red Hat brings flexibility, community credibility, and support for application development and deployments on premise and across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Building on its position in consumer products, Samsung Business Services, part of Samsung Electronics America, provides a diverse portfolio of technologies targeted for business from smartphones to wearables, tablets, digital displays, hospitality TVs and printers.

Robin Bienfait, executive vice president, chief enterprise innovation officer at Samsung, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Red Hat to deliver the next generation of mobile enterprise applications and solutions, and are committed to shaping the future of innovation. Samsung firmly believes that strategic alliances with organisations such as Red Hat that deliver open source enterprise infrastructure and provide reliable, secure integration from the back end to the end user will help businesses more readily adopt a mobile first environment.”

The next generation of mobile business solutions is expected to be defined by greater levels of openness, agility, and access to critical business information, while still maintaining required levels of security, the companies stated. The joint mobility solutions from Red Hat and Samsung Business Services intend to deliver on those needs and help businesses advance and accelerate their mobile initiatives.

Samsung Business Services and Red Hat plan to deliver a series of enterprise-ready industry-specific mobile applications that will run on the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform and address key workforce management and business tasks, such as business intelligence, field and customer service, inventory management and sales catalogue, pricing, ordering, and invoicing.

Also, a developer ecosystem; tools and resources will be created to build and nurture a new ecosystem of enterprise partners and developers to promote rapid innovation and availability of solutions that meet both current and emerging needs in mobility. They will also provide support services and business collaboration.

Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, application platforms business, at Red Hat, commented: “Effective and successful enterprise mobility strategies take into account both platforms and devices, and how they come together to help enable powerful end to end mobile solutions. We believe deeply in the power of collaboration, and we’re excited to join with Samsung in not only delivering a new generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise, but in empowering customers to achieve new levels of innovation in mobile.”

The initial phase of the alliance will be focused in the US.


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