O.S.S. takes out key Red Hat awards

Posted by Gavin Stone on 29 November 2016

In late October, Open Systems Specialists (O.S.S.) took out a string of top Red Hat partner awards related to the region, cloud and virtualisation, at the Red Hat Asia Pacific Partner Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam.

We won the Regional Partner of the Year Award for Australia and New Zealand, and top Cloud and Virtualisation Partner of the Year for the APAC region. As the only organisation in Asia Pacific to take home two awards on the night, we are incredibly honoured to receive these awards in recognition of our partnership with Red Hat.

For the past two decades we’ve worked hard to develop a reputation in New Zealand as a leading provider of web and application infrastructure, alongside management, automation, storage, backup and recovery services.

To take out these awards is a fantastic achievement, particularly as a locally-owned Kiwi organisation, punching well above our weight in this dynamic and competitive region. The awards further represent the cumulative and ongoing commitment to our partnership with Red Hat, the premier provider of open source solutions. It is also testimony to our fantastic staff and the culture they represent. They work tirelessly, engaging with our clients to help them solve business problems by using IT to improve speed, agility, and efficiency.

Derek Wilson, country manager New Zealand, Red Hat, reaffirmed the results when speaking to Reseller News. He said, "O.S.S. has consistently been one of Red Hat's strongest supporters and advocates in the ANZ region. In the last year, O.S.S. made a significant pivot towards Red Hat's new offerings, which has strengthened our partnership. During our partnership, O.S.S. moved from being a long-term Red Hat Enterprise Linux and management partner to being a strategic cloud partner, selling solutions based on Red Hat's Cloud Forms, OpenStack and OpenShift products. O.S.S. has demonstrated its commitment to the Red Hat vision and ecosystem by investing in training ahead of the curve for its highly-skilled technical staff."

We would also like to acknowledge our small but strong ecosystem of partners, who should also share in the excitement of this award. We work with these partners on a daily basis to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. These partnerships are vital, bringing together like-minded specialists across disciplines to work as a team. This model has brought about consistently-great results for our clients, and our business. As the technology market and demand for services continue to accelerate in New Zealand, we believe that partnerships will become even more important in ensuring that our clients can benefit from collective specialist skills and experiences to deliver on their objectives.

We have a very talented team of people with exceptional depth and breadth of capability, a proven track record of success over 21 years, and a successful established partnership model. We'd like to thank Red Hat for the recognition, Ingram Micro and our other partners for their support, and our clients for continuing to work with a Kiwi team punching above their weight on the global arena. We look forward to an exciting future with you all.

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