Intel and Red Hat announced at LinuxWorld in Boston on April 4 the creation of a global training and support program that will help customers plan for, accelerate and optimize their Linux deployments.
“The Red Hat and Intel Solution Acceleration Program will give customers real-time access to the critical information, tools and support they need to build and optimize high-value Linux solutions on Intel-based platforms,” Jon Bork, director of Intels open-source program office, said in a statement.
“This program will help customers quickly and effectively take advantage of new Intel platforms and technologies as they come to market.”
Intel is taking a much more active interest in supporting, not just Red Hat, but Linux in general.
During a panel discussion, Waldo Bastian, Intels Linux client architect, said that “Intel is making sure that all of our equipment comes with the drivers needed for Linux.”
“Were responding to what customers have told us they really need to support their advanced deployments of Linux and open source,” said Tim Yeaton, Red Hats executive vice president of enterprise solutions.
“The programs Intel and Red Hat have selected are aimed at equipping customers with in-depth domain knowledge and providing hard-core data to make complex architectural decisions,” Yeaton said.
The new program will operate both online and at Red Hats facilities in McLean, Va.; Mumbai, India; Munich, Germany; and 14 satellite locations around the world.