Red Hat Names Perficient Rising Star Partner of the Year

Award highlights Perficient’s commitment to critical application
modernization, cloud computing and DevOps strategies

(NASDAQ: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital
transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large
enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it has
been named Rising Star Partner of the Year by Red Hat, Inc. The Rising
Star Partner of the Year award, announced yesterday at the Red
Hat North America Partner Conference
, recognizes Perficient for its
demonstrated collaboration and investment within its Red Hat partnership
to achieve success in bringing Red Hat technologies and services to

With today’s businesses increasingly challenged by the need for
fast-paced, speed-to-market products and offerings, it has become
imperative to change the application development approach to achieve
greater velocity and operational scalability. As cloud computing, DevOps
and enterprise integration solutions remain a top priority in delivering
mission-critical transformations within an organization,
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions continue to mature, and provide
the necessary benefits to organizations as they shift to strategic
digital applications and business models.

“Consumerization of virtually every industry has raised expectations for
transparency, speed, and access,” said Hari Madamalla, vice president,
emerging solutions, Perficient. “Organizations need to move quickly,
unlock the wealth of data and information throughout the enterprise, and
convert it into actionable, personalized, and compelling moments in
order to survive in an increasingly competitive world. Without the right
technology strategies in place that enhance speed-to-market
capabilities, today’s businesses face digital disruption.”

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open-source software solutions,
has emerged as a key, go-to partner for organizations looking to easily
and quickly build, develop and deploy their next big ideas. Together,
Perficient and Red Hat have delivered successful application
transformation and hybrid cloud modernization solutions for customers.

Modernizing the Healthcare Industry with Red Hat OpenShift
by changes in healthcare reform, consumer expectations and markets, a
leading healthcare insurance provider with more than five million
members, needed a modern application platform to help drive innovation
and improve velocity of application delivery. Perficient partnered with
this healthcare industry leader to leverage Red Hat’s OpenShift
capabilities and deploy a PaaS solution supported by an end-to-end
continuous delivery pipeline. In addition to standing up the OpenShift
platform, Perficient also assisted in re-architecting several core sales
and membership applications to demonstrate how to leverage the
cloud-based architecture components. This allowed elastic scale within
these applications and supported multi-tenant deployments.

As a result of this payer’s forward-looking approach to cloud computing
and application development, the client experienced significant process
improvements including decreased developer onboarding and increased
speed to market.

“Red Hat solutions are a secret weapon to our clients’ digital
transformation strategies,” said Annel Adzem, director, IoT and
Connectivity, Perficient. “The market needs a trusted partner who can
help navigate emerging technologies and application platforms. Combining
Perficient’s strategic consulting capabilities with the technical
expertise around the innovative OpenShift platform from Red Hat, allows
us to bring valuable guidance to our customers as they modernize their

As a Red
Hat Premier Partner
, Perficient helps
organizations drive strategic initiatives around cloud computing,
DevOps, and enterprise integration solutions to ensure successful cloud
implementation and migration projects. Perficient has built a formal
cloud migration and DevOps methodology based on successful delivery of
multiple large, mission-critical cloud applications, providing services
across a range of Red Hat products including its cloud computing, cloud
management and automation, middleware integration, and process
automation solutions.

“Perficient is a valued channel partner to Red Hat, and we are pleased
to honor them with this well-deserved award,” said Mark Enzweiler,
senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat. “We
look forward to continuing our relationship with Perficient and helping
them provide the best in open source solutions to their customers.”

The Red Hat North America Partner Conference took place Oct. 9 – 11 at
the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor,
Maryland. During the conference, IT developers and partners connect with
and learn more about Red Hat’s expansive technology network and
portfolio, and how PaaS technologies and solutions further help
companies reduce operating expenses, improve application scalability and
accessibility, enhance security and compliance and simplify

Connect with Perficient cloud computing, DevOps and PaaS experts and
thought leaders through the Perficient
blog and on Twitter: @Perficient.

About Perficient
Perficient is the leading digital
transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise
customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information
technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient
and its Perficient
agency deliver vision, execution, and value with outstanding
digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. Our
work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow
and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners;
and reduce costs. Perficient’s professionals serve clients from a
network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India
and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a
member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.
Perficient is an award-winning Platinum Level IBM business partner, a
Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an
Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Premier Partner, and a Gold Salesforce
Consulting Partner. For more information, visit www.perficient.com.

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