Red Hat teams for city open source tech program; Ashesh Badani comments

ExecutiveBiz, 03/22/13

Red Hat is working with a non-profit organization to help US cities engage with citizens through using open source, cloud computing technology.

Code for America will bring OpenShift, Red Hat’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) portfolio, to CfA Fellows and partner communities for no cost, Red Hat said Thursday.

CfA Fellows use OpenShift by Red Hat®  to build, test, deploy, and manage applications and write codes aimed at helping city governments and residents collaborate, the company said.

“As PaaS becomes an increasingly important component in the adoption of cloud across industries and geographies, it will become more crucial for government agencies to be ahead of the curve,” said Ashesh Badani, Red Hat global leader for cloud and OpenShift.