RALEIGH, N.C. and BOSTON – RED HAT SUMMIT 2013 – June 11, 2013 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new cartridge specification for its OpenShift Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that will enable tighter integration with the complementary partner technologies and products through its OpenShift Partner Program. With the new cartridge specification, OpenShift developers can experience improved ease of use and reduced time to add partner solutions, enabling them to design and code applications without losing time on technology integration.
Cartridges represent a way to plug key technologies and services into applications that are built on OpenShift. The cartridge infrastructure within OpenShift gives developers a self-service way to select the technologies that they need to successfully build and run applications, including middleware and databases. By providing this automated, self-service integration capability via cartridges, OpenShift enables developers to focus on what they do best – writing code, and not on installing or administering software.
The current cartridge specification greatly simplifies the process of building and deploying cartridges. It not only reduces the effort required to create new cartridges, but also speeds up the process of installing and configuring them for use. This streamlined approach has allowed more partners to enable their technology on OpenShift expanding on the number of tools available to developers, which also reduces environment setup and configuration time. Available today in the latest release of OpenShift Online and coming soon to OpenShift Enterprise, the new cartridge API is designed to help better facilitate partner integration by allowing them to incorporate and offer more of their technology’s features with OpenShift.
Several members of the OpenShift Partner Program have already integrated their solutions with OpenShift using the new cartridge API specification, including 10gen, Codenvy, Correlsense, EnterpriseDB, Iron.io, MongoLab, New Relic, OC Systems, and Zend.
Since its initial launch in May 2011, the OpenShift Partner Program has evolved to offer developers a comprehensive ecosystem of partners that offer a selection of solutions that are complementary to OpenShift. Today, OpenShift delivers to 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.
Ashesh Badani, general manager, Cloud and OpenShift, Red Hat
“OpenShift is about developer freedom. In addition to offering a broad choice of languages, frameworks and tools that give developers flexibility in building their applications, we want to make the OpenShift experience different from other PaaS offerings. Instead of spending time concerned with technology integration, with our new cartridge spec, developers can get back to what they love to do: building amazing apps. I’m excited that so many of our technology partners have already embraced the new cartridge spec API to bring that experience to our growing user base.”
Max Schireson, CEO, 10gen
“MongoDB’s ease of use coupled with superior scalability and performance continue to drive developer adoption. Through our ongoing collaboration and the cartridge integration with Red Hat OpenShift, we have been able to extend MongoDB’s reach by making it available to the growing number of developers using Platform-as-a-Service, both online and on-premise.”
Tyler Jewell, CEO, Codenvy
“Tighter integration and customization are just two of the many benefits of OpenShift’s new cartridge infrastructure. Codenvy’s cloud IDE enables developers to code, build and test any kind of OpenShift project; deploy the finished project directly to OpenShift; integrate on-premise alongside OpenShift Enterprise; and develop customized OpenShift cartridges. We are thrilled by the investments made by Red Hat to support developers and all their needs.”
Tom Kincaid, vice president, Products and Engineering, EnterpriseDB
“We are excited to offer OpenShift Enterprise customers the ability to connect to our Postgres Plus Advanced Server database. With enterprise-class database features, including Oracle database compatibility, Postgres Enterprise Manager and xDB Replication Server, Red Hat’s customers will have a performant, cost-effective database to run their applications. OpenShift will significantly speed our ability to deliver a new way for organizations to deploy Postgres Plus Advanced Server and enjoy greater enhanced choice and flexibility in the cloud.”
Chad Arimura, CEO, Iron.io
“OpenShift’s open hybrid approach gives developers the freedom to build applications that can run in both private and public clouds without worrying about vendor lock-in. We are excited to offer Iron.io’s functionality in support of these needs of Cloud developers through our cartridge integration with Red Hat OpenShift.”
Bill Lapcevic, vice president, Business Development, New Relic
“Applications in the cloud are all about speed, scale, and agile development. The use of OpenShift cartridges allow New Relic functionality to be added to OpenShift with a single click, without ever needing to worry about costly integration. We are excited to support Red Hat OpenShift with a cartridge as it further extends New Relic’s reach through Red Hat to even more developers – both online and in the Enterprise.”
Andi Gutmans, CEO, Zend
“Zend has always been proud to be part of the Red Hat ecosystem. Our support for OpenShift Online and now also OpenShift Enterprise reflects our ongoing enthusiasm for Red Hat’s technology. We’re excited to be an integrated partner in both Red Hat’s public and private PaaS offerings.”
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