"What Red Hat has done with this new Alliance is create
its own open source channel with SYNNEX which is a big play in my
view that could further push Red Hat Linux into the mainstream of
IT. Red Hat has tried its own channel type effort in the past,
notably the Red Hat Exchange (RHX). The SYNNEX deal is a little
different because Red Hat is leaning on them and their distribution
to help push open source further."