A Perth-based Web software developer, HarvestRoad, has secured a strategic deal with Red Hat Linux, which will see HarvestRoad software rolled out with Red Hat products across the Asia-Pacific region.
The agreement means HarvestRoad will become a Red Hat Linux partner, selling the Red Hat operating system, training and maintenance package. In return Red Hat will market HarvestRoad on the Red Hat Web site and bundle a trial version of HarvestRoad software with all Red Hat CD-ROMs.
"It's a fantastic distribution network," said HarvestRoad managing director, Graeme Barty. "The CD-ROM gives trial capability and to get a full version you will need to buy it from a HarvestRoad reseller. It's free marketing for [the resellers], and there's enormous amount of kudos gained from being associated with Red Hat."HarvestRoad sells a range of Web infrastructure tools, which the company claims give virtual communities and application service providers the capability to automatically create, aggregate and disseminate content across community portals.