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Red Hat Unveils New Program to Enable ISVs To Migrate to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Ready Program is designed for ISVs to self-certify applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Exclusive Offers for Oracle Partners.

RALEIGH, N.C

"We are witnessing tremendous demand from software vendors that want to certify their products for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Recent research by Evans Data discovered that 59% of all developers plan to write Linux applications in the next year," says Mark de Visser, VP of Marketing at Red Hat. "The Red Hat Ready program has been created to address this demand."

The Red Hat Ready program is a key step in the further establishment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a standard platform for enterprise computing. Customers who choose to deploy Red Hat Ready applications will have the assurance that the software has been through rigorous testing on the latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and that vendors are compliant with Red Hat's stringent guidelines for interoperability.

"Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become a standard enterprise computing platform for Trend Micro's customers," said David Rowe, executive vice president of Global Marketing at Trend Micro. "Our alignment with Red Hat through the Red Hat Ready program has been a collaborative, cost-effective method for getting our Linux applications to market as rapidly as possible."

Oracle recently launched the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Partner Initiative to offer sales, marketing, development, and support resources to partners delivering solutions on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux infrastructure. Oracle and their partners are key members of the Red Hat ISV ecosystem, and as a benefit Red Hat is offering Oracle partners exclusive, limited time benefits, including:

  • Discounts on all Red Hat developer training courses
  • Discounts on Red Hat Enterprise Linux starter kits
  • Access to the Red Hat online ISV Resource Center when entering from the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) or the Oracle Technical Network (OTN)
  • Invitations to Red Hat's "Developer to Developer" webcasts

"Oracle is thrilled to work with Red Hat on this initiative," said Dave Dargo, vice president, Linux Program Office at Oracle. "Together, the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Partner Initiative and the Red Hat Ready programs have been designed to give ISV partners everything they need to build proven solutions on the Oracle/Red Hat platform."

Applications that have been certified Red Hat Ready are added to Red Hat's Official Application List, which is listed on redhat.com and routinely distributed to current and prospective Red Hat customers. As an added bonus, ISVs also receive use of the Red Hat Ready logo when promoting their Red Hat Ready software application.

To complement the program, Red Hat developer training courses are available to rapidly teach key concepts and skills essential to programming and software development for Linux-based applications and products. For additional details, whitepapers, or to get started, visit: http://www.redhat.com/partners/.

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