SEAQ Servicios’ Felipe Ceballos Named Red Hat’s 2016 Certified Professional of the Year

Ceballos honored for ingenuity, hard work, and expertise using Red Hat technologies

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Felipe Ceballos, the technology leader at SEAQ Servicios in Colombia, has been named the 2016 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. The annual award honors a Red Hat Certified Professional (RHCP) who demonstrates ingenuity, hard work, and expertise, and will be presented to Ceballos at Red Hat Summit 2016, currently taking place in San Francisco.

Ceballos is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) with certifications in virtualization, clustering, OpenStack, and Red Hat Satellite, and is in the process of becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA). At SEAQ Servicios, a leading company focused on deploying open source solutions in Colombia and throughout Latin America, Ceballos was able to create and deploy high-availability, scalable solutions in a number of environments at SEAQ Servicios because of his mastery of Red Hat products.

For the last 17 years, the Red Hat Certification program has had a single goal of building and validating skills through a program with rigorous, hands-on, and performance-based testing. Red Hat's certifications help system administrators, application developers, and IT architects advance their careers. RHCE and all the programs that followed establish benchmarks for what an IT professional should know when using Red Hat technology.

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Randy Russell, director, Certification, Red Hat

“Congratulations to Felipe on being named this year's Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. He was chosen not only because of his technical accomplishments and in-depth knowledge of Red Hat technologies, but also for his eagerness to share that knowledge with others in his organization. On behalf of all Red Hatters - congratulations, Felipe.”

Felipe Ceballos, technology lead, SEAQ Servicios

“To be named the 2016 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year is a fantastic honor. My Red Hat certifications have helped me gain greater credibility in the market and helped me stand out among other IT professionals. When I learned that I had won the award, I was so excited that I had to read my email three times before I believed it! My company, SEAQ Servicios, and I are extremely happy and moved, and consider it a victory for both our company and Colombia.”

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Red Hat today announced that Felipe Ceballos, the technology leader at SEAQ Servicios in Colombia, has been named the 2016 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.


Red Hat, Inc.
Emily Martinez, +1 919-301-3010