2016 was a fantastic year for Open Source in the Enterprise. Red Hat gave us the exciting news that they had become the first $2 billion open-source company. As their first and largest government reseller, DLT was thrilled to have been a part of this journey with Red Hat achieving this benchmark success. We proudly accepted their highest honor of Red Hat Public Sector Partner of the Year 2015 (for the 2nd consecutive year). This coming after being named 2015 Red Hat Middleware Partner of the Year, and 2014 Red Hat Cloud Partner of the Year.
Such designations are not taken lightly at DLT – we differentiate ourselves in our Red Hat partnership by customizing our services to fit our partners’ and customers’ needs through identifying and solving pain points. We work hard to ensure our arsenal is loaded with a dedicated field sales team and the proper supporting team. Our sales specialists have established trusted relationships in the industry, while our technical aptitude is unparalleled with the top engineering talent in the country. Our teams have attained over 150 total technical and sales accreditations—including dedicated solutions architects for Middleware, OpenShift, Storage and Cloud. In fact, one of DLT’s lead engineers was previously named Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) of the Year.
Looking to 2017 and beyond, we continuously seek out strategic and forward thinking ways to maintain our status as the true Red Hat Partner. Trusted as a premier partner for 17 years, DLT was selected as a member of Red Hat’s exclusive Emerging Techology Products (ETP) program, reinforcing our ability to provide the most trusted and innovative open source solutions available to federal, state and municipal governments. We deliver top of the line Red Hat solutions including Middleware, Virtualization, Cloud, and Storage.
As a trusted market leader in public sector IT, DLT holds a variety of contract vehicles which simplifies the procurement process for government and higher education institutions. We make it easy for customers to purchase, procure and implement Red Hat software. Our contracts notably include the recent Department of Navy win with a 5 year $133.4 million BPA, as well as federal contracts with NOAA, NASA, SSA, DOD-ESI, GSA, SEWP and NIH CIO-CS and several state cooperatives to include TX-DIR, MD-COTS, CMAS, NCPA, Ohio, and State of Tennessee.
DLT looks forward to again sponsoring the upcoming Red Hat Summit and to driving mutual success through 2017 and years to come. For more on Red Hat, read DLT’s cover story in CIO Review featuring COO Brian Strosser and visit DLT’s library of resources including webinars, ebooks, and whitepapers.