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June 18, 2015
American Product Distributors, Avianca Holdings, CA Technologies, CBTS, Cisco, and FICO recognized for transforming IT infrastructure and delivering enterprise innovation with Red Hat technologies
RALEIGH, N.C. – June 18, 2015 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced American Product Distributors, Avianca Holdings, CA Technologies, CBTS, Cisco, and FICO as finalists for the ninth annual Red Hat Innovation Awards. The awards honor Red Hat customers, partners, and communities for their outstanding and innovative use of Red Hat solutions, and the finalists will be honored in Boston during the 2015 Red Hat Summit, the industry's premier open source technology event, June 23-26, 2015.
Red Hat Innovation Award winners were selected by a panel of experts and ranked based on the complexity, uniqueness, and magnitude of their Red Hat implementations. Category winners will compete for the title of 2015 Red Hat Innovator of the Year. That winner will be determined by the open source community via online voting from June 22-24, 2015. The Red Hat Innovator of the Year will be announced on June 25, 2015.
Judges for the 2015 Red Hat Innovation Awards included: Richard Fichera, vice president and principal analyst, Infrastructure & Operations, Forrester Research; Peter ffoulkes, research director, 451 Research; Sean Michael Kerner, senior editor, eWEEK; Kurt Marko, analyst and consultant at MarkoInsights and contributor to Forbes and InformationWeek; Lee Congdon, CIO, Red Hat; and Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat.
The 2015 Red Hat Innovation Award winners are:
Category: Accelerate, Integrate, AutomateRecognizing the best overall acceleration, integration, and automation of IT workloads using Red Hat solutions.
Category: TransformRecognizing the best use of Red Hat solutions to transform an IT department from a call center to a business partner that provides self-service and useful automation.
Category: Application DevelopmentRecognizing the most outstanding use of agile methodologies and Red Hat solutions to achieve superior overall performance while creating, maintaining, and deploying successful business applications – whether they are traditional, mobile, or cloud.
Category: ModernizeRecognizing the most outstanding transition from an aging, proprietary infrastructure and restrictive vendors to standardized, open source solutions.
Category: CloudRecognizing the most successfully illustrated cloud deployment using Red Hat cloud technologies.
Category: InfrastructureRecognizing striking flexibility, scalability, cost effectiveness, performance, and security within an infrastructure.
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