Dublin, Thursday, 5th May 2022: Ireland’s leading independent network integrator and cloud services provider Agile Networks, today announced its appointment as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, recognising its technical expertise and competency in designing, building and deploying open source and cloud computing solutions, based on Red Hat technologies.
With growing market demand for open source technology and greater operational use of AI and ML, the move extends Agile Networks’ solutions portfolio by bringing the benefits of network automation to organisations across the island of Ireland.
Commenting on the collaboration, Niamh Carroll, partner manager with Red Hat Ireland said:
“We’re delighted to welcome a partner with the technical calibre of Agile Networks to the Red Hat partner ecosystem. Their skillset, deep knowledge of IT automation and commitment to service excellence builds on our strong network of partners, who are fully enabled to deliver innovative open source technology and valued expertise.”
Many organisations are looking to IT automation in an effort to solve operational challenges. Faced with sprawling networks, skills shortages and a dynamic IT environment where speed to market is king, the team at Agile Networks have been able to use network automation to build operational efficiencies and improved network resiliency.
“IT automation can streamline business processes and unify functional teams,” said Michael Kinsella, service provider sector director with Agile Networks.
“That’s why we’ve chosen to work with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform for a simple, powerful IT platform that can streamline and manage complex datacentre environments, from servers and networks to applications and DevOps.”
Advanced Business Partner recognition is awarded to partners following validation by Red Hat. Each provider must meet testing requirements to demonstrate that they can deliver Red Hat certified expertise and a track record of completing successful Red Hat projects. The globally-unified program provides customers with greater confidence that Red Hat implementations are supported across a range of deployment scenarios.
Agile Networks has already deployed network automation based on Red Hat technologies as part of projects delivered for Enet, Ireland’s largest open access network provider and Fibrus, a hyper-fast, full fibre provider in Northern Ireland.
Pic l-r: Michael Kinsella, sector director, Agile Networks, Niamh Carroll, partner account manager, Red Hat and Kenn Larkin, CEO, Agile Networks