Shadow-Soft Recognized as Commercial and Public Sector Partner of the Year by Red Hat

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Red Hat North America Partner Conference – January 16, 2014 – Shadow-Soft, an expert Open Source system integrator based in Atlanta, today announced that it has been named the Red Hat Commercial and Public Sector Partner of the Year categories by Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. Shadow-Soft received the honor during Red Hat’s fourth annual North America Partner Conference held in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 13-15, 2014.



2014 Red Hat Commercial & Public Sector Partner of the Year – Shadow-Soft w/ Red Hat Executive Team


Shadow-Soft is recognized with both the Red Hat Commercial and Public Sector awards for demonstrating the highest level of commitment to Red Hat through their engagement and investments. This is also the first time a Red Hat partner has won both the commercial and public sector awards in the same year. Of Red Hat’s extensive partner list, Shadow-Soft was selected based on their success in delivering innovative open source solutions and integration services across the entire Red Hat portfolio including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Storage, Openshift Enterprise and Cloudforms.


“Red Hat is proud to recognize Shadow-Soft as a Red Hat North American Partner Conference Award winner,” says Mark Enzweiler, vice president, Global Channel Sales, Red Hat. “Shadow-Soft continues to work diligently with Red Hat to deliver the tools and solutions needed by our enterprise customers to on-ramp to the cloud. We applaud their effort and dedication, and congratulate them on another successful year as a Red Hat partner.”


“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition from Red Hat,” says Brad Kovacik, vice president, Commercial Sales, Shadow-Soft. “Red Hat is one of our most important partnerships and this award validates the work we have been doing to help our customers realize the value and flexibility of open source solutions. We look forward to our continued collaboration and success together in the coming year.”


“This is the biggest news we could have received. Being that Shadow-Soft is Open Source to the core, being named Partner of the Year to the largest Open Source company in the world, is equivalent to winning our Super Bowl,” says Eric Updegrove, vice president, Government Sales, Shadow-Soft. “We have some audacious goals planned for the Government business unit in 2014, and Red Hat solutions will be front and center to solve unique challenges of our Public Sector customers.”



About Shadow-Soft

At Shadow-Soft, we think it’s time you consider an open relationship – with your technology. Unlike the other guys, Shadow-Soft fully embraces all that Open Source systems integration has to offer – total technology freedom, innovation and less cost. Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and public sector customers realize the benefits of Open Source. Our expert Linux, middleware and cloud consultants can help your organization live open and save hard™. To see how, go to


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