Red Hat, Samsung align to offer enterprise mobility

Red Hat and Samsung entered into an strategic alliance to deliver the next generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise. The alliance draws upon the combined strengths of each company.

The move is aimed to gain from the breadth of Samsung’s mobile device portfolio fused with the depth of Red Hat’s open source middleware, mobile and cloud technologies and deliver mobile solutions that enable rapid development and integration of enterprise applications for organizations moving toward a mobile-first strategy.

Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Application Platforms Business at Red Hat
Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Application Platforms Business at Red Hat
Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Application Platforms Business at Red Hat said, “Effective and successful enterprise mobility strategies take into account both platforms and devices, and how they come together to help enable powerful end-to-end mobile solutions. We believe deeply in the power of collaboration, and we’re excited to join with Samsung in not only delivering a new generation of mobile solutions for the enterprise, but in empowering customers to achieve new levels of innovation in mobile.”

Mobility is a top priority for many businesses as a means to drive innovation, streamline operational efficiency, and develop new business models. The next generation of mobile business solutions is expected to be defined by greater levels of openness, agility, and access to critical business information, while still maintaining required levels of security.
The move intend to deliver on those needs and help businesses advance and accelerate their mobile initiatives.

This alliance between Samsung and Red Hat plans to deliver a series of enterprise-ready industry-specific business applications. It will aims at building and nurturing a new ecosystem of enterprise partners and developers to promote rapid innovation and availability of solutions that meet both current and emerging needs in mobility.

Red Hat and Samsung also plan to actively engage in joint go-to-market activities for the solutions developed through this alliance.

Integrated support for customers and partners, Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), and global delivery and support services for the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform are also part of hand shake.

Both the companies will initially be focused on the American markets before reaching out to the rest of the world.

“We are excited to collaborate with Red Hat to deliver the next generation of mobile enterprise applications and solutions, and are committed to shaping the future of innovation. Samsung firmly believes that strategic alliances with organizations such as Red Hat that deliver open source enterprise infrastructure and provide reliable, secure integration from the back end to the end user will help businesses more readily adopt a mobile first environment.” said, Robin Bienfait, executive vice president, chief enterprise innovation officer at Samsung.