Red Hat Summit and JBossWorld 2011
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an expansion of its cloud ecosystem with the establishment of the OpenShift Partner Program, focused on the Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for open source developers announced today.
OpenShift redefines the rapidly growing $26 billion PaaS market by providing developers a new level of choice in languages, frameworks and clouds to build, test, run and manage their applications. With OpenShift’s open source architecture and open Application Platform Interfaces (APIs), integration with the platform is simpler and third-party solutions can be packaged as pluggable modules called cartridges. Through this open approach, the program is designed to foster a broad, rich partner ecosystem that will be able to address the rapidly changing developer requirements for PaaS better than proprietary offerings. Red Hat brings to PaaS its robust open certified ecosystem available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware.
“OpenShift offers a unique open, extensible architecture and community-centric approach to PaaS,” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat. “This enables the growth of a rich, vibrant partner community to help drive innovation and opportunities for both Red Hat Cloud and our broad ecosystem of cloud partners. With the backing of both Red Hat and our partners, we expect OpenShift to become one of the most widely used PaaS platforms on the market.”