Pressemitteilung

Red Hat baut Partnersystem rund um Platform-as-a-Service weiter aus

Gleichzeitig mit der Verfügbarkeit der On-Premise-Version von OpenShift Enterprise hat Red Hat sein Partnerprogramm weiterentwickelt.

Red Hat, der weltweit führende Anbieter von Open-Source-Lösungen, hat heute anlässlich der Vorstellung der On-Premise-Version von OpenShift auch ein neues Partnerprogramm für seine Cloud-Plattform OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) präsentiert. Hinzugekommen sind weitere Zertifizierungen, aber auch neue Partner. 

Mit der Vorstellung der Developer Preview von OpenShift im Mai 2011 startete Red Hat auch ein Partnerprogramm. Dessen Ziel ist der Aufbau eines vielfältigen Partnersystems, das die hohen Anforderungen von PaaS-Entwicklern aufgreift und dabei auch das Know-how und die Erfahrungen des Partnersystems von Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization und JBoss Enterprise Middleware nutzt. In den letzten eineinhalb Jahren hat Red Hat sehr eng mit seinen Partnern zusammengearbeitet und bei Kunden eine Reihe produktiver Lösungen implementiert. Mit dem Update des OpenShift-Partnerprogramms greift Red Hat neue Anforderungen von Kunden und die technischen Weiterentwicklungen bei PaaS auf. 

Die Zertifizierungsstufen des erweiterten OpenShift-Partnerprogramms im Überblick: 

* Community Partner: Die Erstellung einer Community Cartridge ist der Ausgangspunkt für Partner, die sich mit OpenShift befassen wollen; eine Cartridge ist ein Konfigurationstemplate oder ein Skript, mit denen OpenShift erweitert werden kann. In einer ausführlichen Beschreibung (1) hat Red Hat die einzelnen Schritte für die Erstellung einer Cartridge auf Basis des Open-Source-OpenShift-Projekts (2) zusammengestellt. Ziel dieser Zertifizierungsstufe ist es, Interesse an OpenShift zu wecken und Partner beim Aufbau zusätzlicher Qualifikationen zu unterstützen.

* Certified Partner: Diese Programmstufe baut auf dem erworbenen Community-Partner-Know-how auf und ermöglicht Entwicklern, neue Märkte zu erschließen. Certified Partner erhalten einen Zugang zu Unternehmen, die bereits OpenShift einsetzen und können diesen zusätzliche OpenShift-Lösungen anbieten. Zielgruppe dieser Programmstufe sind Partner, deren Portfolio die OpenShift-PaaS-Funktionalität ergänzt und erweitert – Beispiele dafür sind Middleware, Development Frameworks, integrierte Entwicklungsumgebungen, Management-Tools und Möglichkeiten zur Datenspeicherung. Die Angebote der Partner können direkt mit OpenShift laufen, entweder online oder mit OpenShift Enterprise, aber auch als gehosteter Service, der über APIs mit OpenShift verbunden ist, zur Verfügung gestellt werden. 

* Powered by OpenShift Partner: Adressaten dieser Programmstufe sind Partner, die mit OpenShift ihre eigenen Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-Applikationen und Produkte anbieten. Sie können ihre Lösungen optimal auf die OpenShift-Roadmap abstimmen. Zertifizierte Partner können den OpenShift-Online-Service unter openshift.redhat.com und darüber hinaus auch die Vorteile von OpenShift Enterprise nutzen. 

"Unsere OpenShift-Partner haben Open-PaaS-Entwickler bislang schon auf vielfältige Weise unterstützt. Wir bauen nun das Partnersystem weiter aus und erfüllen damit die hohen Anforderungen der Entwickler und unserer Kunden. Sie erwarten eine hohe Flexibilität und Auswahl. Wir arbeiten mit Partnern zusammen, um zusätzlich zu den Angeboten von Red Hat weitere, komplementäre Technologien und Produkte bereitstellen zu können. Gleichzeitig mit der Bekanntgabe der weiteren Pläne rund um PaaS und der Vorstellung von OpenShift Enterprise haben wir auch mit unserem Partnerprogramm einen wichtigen Schritt nach vorne unternommen." 
Ashesh Badani, General Manager der Cloud Business Unit und von OpenShift bei Red Hat

Weitere Informationen zum OpenShift-Partnerprogramm und zu OpenShift Enterprise präsentierte Red Hat in einem Webcast am 27. November. Unter der folgenden Adresse steht eine Aufzeichnung des Webcasts bereit https://vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=11748.

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Supporting Quotes

Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO, Blitz.io
"We are thrilled to continue working with Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS Partner Program. Our user trials are powered in part by OpenShift, which allows developers to use Blitz without even needing an application or website to test it. OpenShift users can use Blitz against their applications for capacity planning and to see where and how they need to optimize for performance. It’s an incredibly beneficial partnership that makes a lot of sense.”

Ruben Daniels, founder and CEO, Cloud 9 IDE
"Working with OpenShift has made it very cost-effective to offer our workspace feature, which is the container where our users do their coding. By leveraging the multi-tenant model, we can run multiple workspaces on the same virtual machine and turn them on and off depending on which user is active. This allows us to offer our service very inexpensively – something that’s very important to our business model.”

Ed Albanese, vice president of Business Development, 10gen
"MongoDB is one of the most popular cartridges on OpenShift as developers look to build a new generation of applications using agile development to manage diverse data types within datacenters built to scale out, not up. The availability of OpenShift for on-premise environments empowers an expanded class of MongoDB developers to build dynamic applications in any datacenter, be it on-premise or hosted.”

Bill Lapcevic, vice president of Business Development, New Relic
"New Relic and OpenShift understand that in order to meet the evolving needs of these enterprise developers, providing the tools and technology they need will be critical to success. OpenShift is one of the few PaaS platforms that is focused on addressing the growing need of enterprises as they move to the cloud and that’s why New Relic is thrilled to be a part of the OpenShift Partner Program expansion. As part of our commitment to the enterprise, New Relic has offered its SaaS APM solution free of charge to OpenShift customers so that they have the deep visibility into application performance they need to build business-critical apps that meet high standards for performance, stability and scalability.”

Andi Gutmans, CEO, Zend
"Enterprises today are focused at finding new agile and robust ways to build web and mobile applications. PHP has been at the center of enabling this new class of applications. The combination of Zend Server and Red Hat OpenShift together provide an excellent choice to develop, deploy and manage the next generation of enterprise applications.”


(1) https://openshift.redhat.com/community/wiki/introduction-to-cartridge-building
(2) https://openshift.redhat.com/community/open-source


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