Red Hat Expands OpenShift Partner Ecosystem to Offer Additional Services

  Red Hat Expands OpenShift Partner Ecosystem to Offer Additional Services

  Red Hat introduces new system integrator and ISV partners to deliver joint
                      value to customers with OpenShift

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- November 11, 2013

AWS RE:INVENT - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open
source solutions, today announced significant momentum within the OpenShift by
Red Hat Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Partner Program. Since launching
OpenShift in May 2011, Red Hat has partnered with cloud industry leaders -
including both independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators
(SIs) via the OpenShift Partner Program, offering customers a broad ecosystem
of partners that offer a selection of solutions that are complementary to
OpenShift. Today, Red Hat announced the expansion of its OpenShift partner
ecosystem, with several new partners to help deliver on its vision to deliver
even more choice to developers across public, private and hybrid cloud
deployments.

A recognized leader in the open source PaaS space, Red Hat offers the
industry’s only full suite of open source PaaS solutions: OpenShift Origin,
the open source PaaS project; OpenShift Online, a commercial public PaaS
offering; and OpenShift Enterprise, an on-premise private PaaS
product.OpenShift offers 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.

With today’s announcement, Red Hat’s OpenShift Partner Program includes
several new ecosystem partners, including:

  *AppDynamics - a next-generation application performance management (APM)
    company that simplifies the management of complex web applications,
    including applications based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware offerings running
    on OpenShift. Additionally, AppDynamics enables customers that are using
    both OpenShift Online and OpenShift Enterprise to manage the performance
    of their applications from one location.
  *Continuent - a leading provider of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solutions
    for MySQL and Oracle enables OpenShift Enterprise customers to take
    advantage of advanced clustering and database replication for their
    mission critical applications in an easy-to-deploy and manage integration
    via OpenShift cartridges.
  *Kinvey - a leading Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform for enterprise
    applications is helping to bring OpenShift’s mobile customers closer to
    their back-end data by offering various data connectors to vital
    enterprise business systems. Morgan Bickle, CTO of Kinvey said, “OpenShift
    shares our vision for making mobile app development attainable by the
    enterprise through radically simple integrations. Together, Kinvey and Red
    Hat give OpenShift customers the additional capability to implement their
    mobile strategy with simple-to-use cartridges that mobilize data that
    lives in business-critical systems like salesforce.com.”
  *Netsource Partners - a software engineering firm with decades of
    experience developing large-scale online and operational systems for both
    Fortune 500, mid-sized companies, and academic institutions, NetSource has
    used OpenShift to improve rapid development. “Since we started using
    Openshift, we’ve found that design, development, deployment, and support
    of web-based applications has been greatly simplified and accelerated,”
    said Andy Lim, managing partner, Netsource Partners. “We now build
    web-based services for both clients and our own offerings in a fraction of
    the time it takes to build the same services on traditional
    hardware/software or infrastructure-as-as-service (IaaS) platforms.”
  *Phase2 – a leading digital content strategy, design and technology firm
    serving many of the world’s most influential organizations by providing
    strategic consulting, development, and design services. Using OpenShift
    Online’s commercial offering - known as the Silver tier - Phase2 is
    already delivering value for clients. “Phase2 used OpenShift Silver to set
    up a first-class continuous integration environment for Drupal by
    utilizing Jenkins for continuous integration, PHP and Ruby for our build
    process, and even to run the client's Java-based suite of acceptance
    tests,” said Joe Caccavano, vice president, Business Development, Phase2.
    “Thanks to OpenShift's wide array of supported technologies and excellent
    Red Hat support, our client has been able to add continuous integration
    and automated testing to their project in a secure PaaS environment with
    support from Red Hat engineers. It's an incredible value.”
  *StrongLoop – With streamlined integration via the StrongLoop Suite
    cartridge, OpenShift customers can take advantage of StrongLoop’s API tier
    for connecting enterprise data to devices and browsers, including an open,
    mobile, BaaS, API development framework, operational console, and
    certified distribution of Node.js with supported modules with very little
    effort.
  *Vizuri - a software design, development and consulting company with a
    diverse client base in both the private and public sectors that is working
    with customers to modernize their traditional applications to take
    advantage of OpenShift. Joe Dickman, senior vice president, Vizuri, said,
    “Vizuri understood early the impact that OpenShift would have on the
    industry, which drove us to develop expertise early and become the first
    consulting organization accredited for OpenShift in North America. Using
    our skills and knowledge in cloud deployments, Red Hat JBoss Middleware
    and other Red Hat technologies, we’ve developed core services around
    OpenShift focused on educating customers and enabling broad adoption.”
  *Pat V. Mack - a leading IT consulting services; offering clients a full
    range of engineering and business solutions, including business process
    management, project management, engineering architecture, design,
    development, integration, and support of mission-essential products.
    OpenShift’s security capabilities from built-in technologies such as
    SELinux, combined with Pat V. Mack’s deep understanding of Department of
    Defense (DoD) security requirements and protocol, together the companies
    are able to deliver combined value for public sector customers. According
    to Sidney Metzmaker, director of operations, Pat V. Mack, "By working with
    Red Hat, we are significantly reducing the barrier of entry into the DoD
    application marketplace - namely esoteric and complex Information
    Assurance (IA) governance, DoD-unique APIs/GOTS infrastructure products,
    and the inability to create representative software operating environments
    in order to conduct realistic testing. With OpenShift, we can address
    these requirements, reducing the time to deliver applications for the
    DoD.”

“Whether its an expansive portfolio of complementary technologies or a rich
network of partners to help end-users reap the benefits of cloud, customers
want choice,” said Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat. “With
the OpenShift Partner Program, Red Hat continues to build upon our goal to
bring developers and customers the industry’s broadest ecosystem to meet their
evolving needs. Today’s announcement highlights the breadth and depth of
partners OpenShift is attracting, and the joint value we can deliver to
customers.”

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