By WRAL Tech Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. – Dell and Red Hat said on Tuesday that they have signed an agreement to produce Dell and Red Hat hardware/software solutions for IT manufacturers worldwide.

Dell OEM Solutions Group, as part of its recently announced Dell OEM Partner Program, will offer integrated systems based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions. Now manufacturers can customize Dell Precision and PowerEdge platforms and utilize Red Hat’s offerings with approved terms and conditions.

“This newly-announced extension of our successful 10-year collaboration means that Dell and Red Hat today can serve the most demanding builders of technology solutions,” said Dion Cornett, vice president of strategic alliances at Red Hat.

Dell designed the OEM Partner Program to be a one-stop shop for manufacturers.

Organized into OEM Channel Partners and OEM Solution Partners, the program includes various levels and types of partnerships which tailor support according to customer needs.

This deal with Red Hat is another reflection of how Dell seems to be adjusting its business model from just a hardware manufacturer.