The power of the partner ecosystem

August 11, 2021
2 minute read
Related products: Red Hat Ansible

In a recent Gartner® Report (2021 Vendor Rating: IBM report), IBM received an overall positive rating primarily. We believe that rating is based on how Red Hat’s open Hybrid Cloud portfolio is able to help accelerate digital transformation and that SPVMs (sourcing, procurement and vendor management) can use this hybrid cloud strategy to deliver a flexible cloud experience.

One of the things that makes this portfolio strong, is our partner ecosystem, an ecosystem that has within it thousands of certified Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and countless pieces of tested and verified hardware. Partners drive Red Hat’s growth engine, making up more than 70% of the company’s bookings. So what you have is an evolving portfolio of cloud native technology that is specifically designed to deliver a scalable, modern IT environment. That design drives speed, stability and scalability.

In terms of SPVMs, sourcing is more strategic while procurement is more tactical and as such and having a robust portfolio of managed and self-managed cloud services offers an outstanding advantage to the SPVM. Another key advantage? Red Hat’s partner ecosystem.

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  • Gartner, Red Hat’s Open Hybrid Cloud Portfolio Can Accelerate Digital Transformation, Chirag Dekate, Arun Chandrasekaran, Chris Saunderson, Bob Gill, Wataru Katsurashima, Henrique Cecci, 31 May 2021
  • Gartner, Vendor Rating: IBM, Chirag Dekate, Andrew Neff, Chris Saunderson, Arun Chandrasekaran, Patrick Sullivan, Jo Ann Rosenberger, Bob Gill, David Groombridge, Wataru Katsurashima, Ed Anderson, Neil Barton, Mike Chuba, Henrique Cecci, 31 May 2021
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Red Hat Ansible
shawn deena
Shawn Deena
Partner Marketing Content Strategist
Shawn Deena is a Partner Marketing Content Strategist at Red Hat, working with teams across the organization on content specifically created for partners including the website, Red Hat Partner Connect
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