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Avnet and Red Hat Partner On Open-Source Embedded Software

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), one of the biggest names in the open-source channel, is best known for its backroom server products, especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux. But the company underlined its commitment to the other end of the hardware spectrum as well this week with the announcement of a partnership with Avnet Embedded. Read on for the details, and what they reveal about future open-source trends.
Avnet Embedded is a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing, which is an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT). The organization operates in more than seventy countries, delivering both hardware components and design and supply services. Avnet itself is based in Phoenix.
Through the new partnership, Avnet will deliver the following Red Hat platforms for embedded products in the Americas:

Red Hat Embedded Linux
Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions
Red Hat Developer Support
JBoss Developer Support

Red Hat clearly believes embedded computing will be crucial to the future of the open-source channel. As the company’s vice president for Strategic Alliances, Dion Cornett, described it, “Red Hat’s embedded business presents partners with strategic growth opportunities. This Americas distribution agreement with Avnet is the latest example of Red Hat’s channel-centric strategy for offering OEMs the flexibility, speed-to-market and enterprise functionality they need

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