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Red Hat expands PHL operations, opens new office in Makati

Global open source solutions company Red Hat Inc. has expanded its Philippine operations and opened a new office in Makati City.

The new office will take the lead of Red Hat’s Philippine operations. The company previously did business in the country through partnerships with local firms.

Red Hat vice president and general manager Damien Wong said the company is banking on the Philippine economic growth and its shift to digital.

“We see a very robust infrastructure, a highly-educated talent pool, and a committed ecosystem of customers and partners,” Wong told reporters.

He declined to specify the current level of investment and business targets in the Philippines.

The company has recorded 66 consecutive quarters of growth and it is now banking on its Philippine operations to support its future growth prospects.

The Philippine economy grew by 6.1 percent in the third quarter of the year.

Wong said the company is now working closely with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for possible collaborations, the details of which have yet to be finalized.

“Organizations in the Philippines recognize that open source technology can help them to be more competitive and innovative,” said Red Hat senior vice president Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen.

“We look forward to providing open source solutions that can also advance in their digital transformation strategies and deliver any app in any environment,” he added. —VDS, GMA News