Red Hat Shows OpenStack Ecosystem Strength; Launches Red Hat OpenStack Certification, Unveils Red Hat Certified Solution

  Red Hat Shows OpenStack Ecosystem Strength; Launches Red Hat OpenStack
  Certification, Unveils Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace

 Formal launch of Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network and
    Red Hat OpenStack Certification availability mark major milestones in
    fulfilling Red Hat’s vision of creating broad ecosystem around Red Hat

Red Hat Summit 2013

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. & BOSTON -- June 12, 2013

Red Hat Summit 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced significant momentum and milestones for its Red Hat
OpenStack partner ecosystem. The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure
Partner Network has graduated from its early adopter program and now boasts
more than 100 global technology industry leaders as members, including Bull,
Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Lockheed Martin, NEC,
NetApp, Symantec, and Wipro. Red Hat also announced the immediate availability
of the Red Hat OpenStack Certification, and the Red Hat Certified Solution
Marketplace, a directory of technologies and products which have been
certified by Red Hat and are designed to optimize all offerings that include
Red Hat OpenStack.

Since its launch eleven years ago, customers have valued the broad ecosystem
Red Hat created around Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The robust ecosystem
demonstrates Red Hat’s ongoing commitment to maintain several multifaceted
customer benefits, including a long and stable product lifecycle; tested and
secure enterprise-grade solutions; and robust integration through standard
interfaces and APIs. Red Hat continues to cultivate the value of this
ecosystem with its partners, and with its growing and already strong Red Hat
OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, is aiming to extend the same
value into the realm of OpenStack solutions. Through the Red Hat OpenStack
Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network and the availability certified solutions
for Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat is working to bring customers the same value
and benefits they have found through Red Hat’s existing ecosystems.

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network is designed for
commercial organizations that offer hardware, software and services for
customers to implement cloud infrastructure solutions powered by Red Hat
OpenStack. The program offers partners the opportunity to gain the necessary
expertise with Red Hat OpenStack technologies through access to Red Hat
OpenStack releases and developer support, as well as key resources needed to
test, certify and publish solutions that leverage the Red Hat OpenStack
distribution. The program, which initially launched in April as an early
adopter project, now includes all partner types including independent hardware
vendors (IHVs), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, independent
software vendors (ISVs), and system integrators who are joining the program to
provide certified solutions and launch their own practices to support customer

As part of today’s announcement, IBM joins Cisco and Intel as Alliance
Partners in the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network.

Red Hat OpenStack Certification

In addition to momentum for its OpenStack partner ecosystem, Red Hat today
announced availability of Red Hat OpenStack Certification. Red Hat OpenStack
Certification helps customers identify third-party solutions that have been
tested and certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform as
well as Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure. Partners use the Red Hat OpenStack
Certification Test Suite to certify either with a single service of OpenStack
such as Block Storage (Cinder), Object Storage (Swift) or Networking (formerly
known as Quantum), or with the entire set of Red Hat OpenStack technologies.
Red Hat OpenStack Certification for OpenStack Compute (Nova) is available
immediately. Certification for OpenStack Networking or for OpenStack Storage
is expected to be available in the coming weeks.

In addition to the products achieving Red Hat OpenStack Certification, Red Hat
is bringing its robust Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem to Red Hat
OpenStack. As of today’s announcement, more than 4,000 compute servers and
13,000 applications that are currently certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
are moving to certification for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack

Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace

Launched today, the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace brings choice and
the full power of Red Hat’s OpenStack ecosystem to customers. With the Red Hat
Certified Solution Marketplace, customers will be able to easily find
technologies and solutions that have achieved Certification with Red Hat
OpenStack, or with other products in Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio.
The Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace already includes more than 500
products that have been certified as OpenStack compute (Nova) compatible, from
technology industry leaders such as Cisco, Dell, HP, and IBM. These solutions
not only complement and expand the cloud infrastructure offerings based on Red
Hat OpenStack, but also represent a broad range of enterprise applications
from Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware partners.


All interested companies are invited to apply to become a part of the Red Hat
OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network as well as participate in the
Red Hat OpenStack Certification process.

The Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace, and its more than 500 launch
solutions, is available immediately. The Marketplace is currently in beta,
with general availability planned for Fall 2013.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
“The industry is rallying around Red Hat’s OpenStack strategy and vision.
Since our earliest days with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, we have proven our
ability to build strong, broad-reaching ecosystems that offer customers true
choice. By offering a stable target for partners to certify against, we’re
also bringing peace of mind to customers implementing an OpenStack-powered
cloud infrastructure. Choice and confidence are what we are aiming to build
around Red Hat OpenStack, and I’m enthusiastic about the industry’s initial
response and support.”

Jean Staten Healy, worldwide cross Linux marketing and open virtualization,
“Growing support for OpenStack will help companies accelerate their cloud
computing initiatives by providing them with trusted partners and open
technologies that are proven ready for the latest workloads. IBM’s
collaboration with Red Hat and the OpenStack ecosystem is another step forward
to provide clients with the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and security they
demand for cloud computing.”

Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, product and solutions marketing, Software
Solutions Division at Juniper Networks
"Juniper Networks is pleased to be a member of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud
Infrastructure Partner Network as it directly aligns with our vision for
providing customers with standards-based solutions. As an industry leader in
open, programmable networks, we've set a clear vision for how software-defined
networks will play a transformational role in high-performance networking, and
soon we will be delivering advanced OpenStack-powered cloud solutions to
market that enable our customers to increase their cost-efficiency,
flexibility and agility as they accelerate their transition to the cloud."

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