Intel and Red Hat are working together to help customers speed up deployment of solutions by testing them either online or at one of 14 global centres.
Main centres will be in Mumbai and McLean, Virginia, with 14 other "satellite locations". They will be fitted out with Intel desktops and servers so customers can check potential solutions will install and run without problems.
Along with testing applications the centres will also offer training and reference, or template solutions.
In other news, Red Hat says the number of resellers who are members of its Advanced Partner Programme in Europe has increased by 450 per cent since launch in June 2004.
It has added resellers for small businesses, public sector, life sciences and telecoms. ®