Red Hat OpenShift Ecosystem Expands with Broader and Tighter Partner Integration

  Red Hat OpenShift Ecosystem Expands with Broader and Tighter Partner

 More Partners Support OpenShift Cartridge API to Offer Developers Increased
              Choice, Along with Quicker and Simpler Integration

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 11, 2013


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced a new cartridge specification for its OpenShift
Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that will enable tighter integration
with the complementary partner technologies and products through its OpenShift
Partner Program. With the new cartridge specification, OpenShift developers
can experience improved ease of use and reduced time to add partner solutions,
enabling them to design and code applications without losing time on
technology integration.

Cartridges represent a way to plug key technologies and services into
applications that are built on OpenShift. The cartridge infrastructure within
OpenShift gives developers a self-service way to select the technologies that
they need to successfully build and run applications, including middleware and
databases. By providing this automated, self-service integration capability
via cartridges, OpenShift enables developers to focus on what they do best –
writing code, and not on installing or administering software.

The current cartridge specification greatly simplifies the process of building
and deploying cartridges. It not only reduces the effort required to create
new cartridges, but also speeds up the process of installing and configuring
them for use. This streamlined approach has allowed more partners to enable
their technology on OpenShift expanding on the number of tools available to
developers, which also reduces environment setup and configuration time.
Available today in the latest release of OpenShift Online and coming soon to
OpenShift Enterprise, the new cartridge API is designed to help better
facilitate partner integration by allowing them to incorporate and offer more
of their technology’s features with OpenShift.

Several members of the OpenShift Partner Program have already integrated their
solutions with OpenShift using the new cartridge API specification, including
10gen, Codenvy, Correlsense, EnterpriseDB,, MongoLab, New Relic, OC
Systems, and Zend.

Since its initial launch in May 2011, the OpenShift Partner Program has
evolved to offer developers a comprehensive ecosystem of partners that offer a
selection of solutions that are complementary to OpenShift. Today, OpenShift
delivers to developers a cloud application platform with a choice of
programming languages, frameworks and application lifecycle tools to build and
run their applications. The platform provides built-in support for Node.js,
Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, and Java and the capability for developers to add
their own. OpenShift also supports many popular frameworks, including Java EE,
Spring, Play and Rails.

Supporting Quotes

Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat

“OpenShift is about developer freedom. In addition to offering a broad choice
of languages, frameworks and tools that give developers flexibility in
building their applications, we want to make the OpenShift experience
different from other PaaS offerings. Instead of spending time concerned with
technology integration, with our new cartridge spec, developers can get back
to what they love to do: building amazing apps. I’m excited that so many of
our technology partners have already embraced the new cartridge spec API to
bring that experience to our growing user base.”

Max Schireson, CEO, 10gen

“MongoDB’s ease of use coupled with superior scalability and performance
continue to drive developer adoption. Through our ongoing collaboration and
the cartridge integration with Red Hat OpenShift, we have been able to extend
MongoDB’s reach by making it available to the growing number of developers
using Platform-as-a-Service, both online and on-premise.”

Tyler Jewell, CEO, Codenvy

“Tighter integration and customization are just two of the many benefits of
OpenShift’s new cartridge infrastructure. Codenvy’s cloud IDE enables
developers to code, build and test any kind of OpenShift project; deploy the
finished project directly to OpenShift; integrate on-premise alongside
OpenShift Enterprise; and develop customized OpenShift cartridges. We are
thrilled by the investments made by Red Hat to support developers and all
their needs.”

Tom Kincaid, vice president, Products and Engineering, EnterpriseDB

“We are excited to offer OpenShift Enterprise customers the ability to connect
to our Postgres Plus Advanced Server database. With enterprise-class database
features, including Oracle database compatibility, Postgres Enterprise Manager
and xDB Replication Server, Red Hat’s customers will have a performant,
cost-effective database to run their applications. OpenShift will
significantly speed our ability to deliver a new way for organizations to
deploy Postgres Plus Advanced Server and enjoy greater enhanced choice and
flexibility in the cloud.”

Chad Arimura, CEO,

“OpenShift’s open hybrid approach gives developers the freedom to build
applications that can run in both private and public clouds without worrying
about vendor lock-in. We are excited to offer’s functionality in
support of these needs of Cloud developers through our cartridge integration
with Red Hat OpenShift.”

Bill Lapcevic, vice president, Business Development, New Relic

“Applications in the cloud are all about speed, scale, and agile development.
The use of OpenShift cartridges allow New Relic functionality to be added to
OpenShift with a single click, without ever needing to worry about costly
integration. We are excited to support Red Hat OpenShift with a cartridge as
it further extends New Relic’s reach through Red Hat to even more developers –
both online and in the Enterprise.”

Andi Gutmans, CEO, Zend

“Zend has always been proud to be part of the Red Hat ecosystem. Our support
for OpenShift Online and now also OpenShift Enterprise reflects our ongoing
enthusiasm for Red Hat’s technology. We’re excited to be an integrated partner
in both Red Hat’s public and private PaaS offerings.”

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