With the LinuxWorld Conference taking place this week from April 3 to 6 in Boston, Intel has announced today with Red Hat that they are launching a global solution acceleration program. This program is designed to help customers plan for, accelerate, and optimize the deployments of Linux solutions. Initially it is focused for enterprise computing. Some of the topics covered at their locations include training and knowledge transfer, proof of concept support, reference solutions and certified solution stacks, application testing and porting, channel and vertical product definition, and advanced knowledge projects. More information is available at the Intel Pres Room.
The Red Hat and Intel Solution Acceleration Program operates online and at centers that include hubs in McLean, Va.; Mumbai, India; and Munich, Germany; and 14 satellite locations spanning the globe. The hubs will be equipped with Intel Itanium 2 and Intel Xeon processor-based servers, Intel Pentium 4 processor-based corporate desktops, Intel Centrino mobile technology-based laptops, and Intel-based storage devices, including key pre-production platforms. All of the centers will be located at Red Hat facilities and be utilized by services and solution experts from Intel and Red Hat, as well as customers and other collaborators who participate in solutions deployment.