Red Hat Certifies Emergent's Quint Van Deman as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

Mar 01, 2011, 07:23 ET from Emergent

VIENNA, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergent, an award winning small business and IT solutions provider, today announced that Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, certified Emergent's Director of Open Source Consulting, Quint Van Deman, as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®). The RHCA is the capstone of the Red Hat certification program and incorporates a certified mastery of Red Hat enterprise Linux systems and the ability to architect solutions tackling some of the biggest IT challenges.

"We are very proud of Quint's tremendous accomplishment achieving the Red Hat Certified Architect certification," said Greg Christensen, President of Emergent. "His certification validates Emergent's commitment to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers, which combine consulting leadership from the best and brightest in the industry with proven open source technologies by Red Hat to help solve our customers business challenges."

Emergent established its open source consulting practice in 2010.  The practice was launched to help solve strategic technology and business challenges from architecture to deployment, harnessing the innovative power of the open source community.  Emergent's open source consultants average over 10 years of experience designing and enhancing open source solutions.  The Emergent team delivers the right level of people, process and technology to ensure maximum return on value for any open source project.  

Paul Smith, General Manager and Vice President, Public Sector Operations at Red Hat, adds, "Red Hat is answering the call at government agencies at all levels providing opportunities to carve out cost, improve security, transparency and collaboration.  We're pleased to recognize Quint Van Deman and Emergent with the acclaimed Red Hat Certified Architect certification. We are excited to work with Quint and Emergent to bring Red Hat technologies to a wide range of agencies and organizations."

About Emergent

Emergent is an award winning Value Added Reseller (VAR) and GSA Schedule Holder (GS-35F-0119W) providing comprehensive IT solutions including product acquisition, consulting and training services.  Emergent offers complimentary technology solutions including, Adobe, Red Hat, Symantec and VeriSign, among others within the government, commercial, education and healthcare sectors. For more information, visit  or

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