Red Hat’s OpenShift Commons Crosses 200 Members in More Than 40 Countries

Private and public cloud service providers, along with customers and partners in the banking, higher education, and government verticals, collaborate on the OpenShift platform, containers, and orchestration technologies


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that OpenShift Commons has surpassed 200 members across more than 40 countries and key industries, including private and public cloud service providers and customers and partners in the banking and finance, higher education, and public sector. OpenShift Commons is an open source community spanning multiple projects where customers, partners, and contributors collaborate and share best practices about adopting container platforms at scale. The OpenShift Commons community is designed to bridge multiple upstream projects that are incorporated into OpenShift Origin including Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, Project Atomic and more.


The substantial growth we have seen in OpenShift Commons, driven by community members, our partners, and customers affirms that innovation in the container application space can be achieved through a truly open community model. Red Hat is proud to facilitate an environment where cross-community collaboration can thrive and members can pursue the areas of container application development that interest them most.”

Paul Cormier

president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

Since its launch in 2015, OpenShift Commons has emerged as one of the industry’s most unique and robust communities, combining perspectives around container application development and deployment from OpenShift partners, contributors and customers. Recent customers, partners and service providers that have joined OpenShift Commons include Charter Communications, Consensys, Cox Automotive, Datadog, Infosys, Skatteetaten (Norwegian Tax Administration), Tata Consulting Services, the University of Michigan, and VMTurbo.

Unlike other vendor-sponsored software communities, OpenShift Commons is dedicated to combining input and giving users accessibility to best practices, operations knowledge, and briefings on special topics. The OpenShift Commons community focuses on intersection of shared interests between those participants building cloud native applications and those deploying OpenShift, the container platform, where these services are hosted. These cross-community conversations and collaboration play a key role in driving the container application industry forward.

Additionally, Red Hat is an active participant in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Open Container Initiative, incorporating code from the Kubernetes and Prometheus projects into OpenShift to ensure that the resulting open source container-based clouds are fully interoperable. The OpenShift Commons Briefings have also expanded to include new coverage areas to support OpenShift’s expanded user base and variety of production environments. New briefings cover topics such as upstream Kubernetes, building Docker apps, and container security features. The OpenShift Commons Special Interest Groups also have grown to encompass new container application platform capabilities featured in OpenShift 3, specific topics and vertical use cases such as operations, .edu, image builders and big data.

Supporting Quotes

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

“The substantial growth we have seen in OpenShift Commons, driven by community members, our partners, and customers affirms that innovation in the container application space can be achieved through a truly open community model. Red Hat is proud to facilitate an environment where cross-community collaboration can thrive and members can pursue the areas of container application development that interest them most.”

Stanislav Polášek, CEO, ELOS Technologies

"As one of the newest members of the OpenShift Commons, ELOS Technologies is looking forward to accelerating our ability to deploy OpenShift for our clients and ourselves internally. The information sharing and collaboration that takes place in the OpenShift Commons has helped us get up to speed with Kubernetes and containers so that we can deliver more business value to our customers. We are looking forward to contributing back to the community in the future."

Marc Boorshtein, CTO, Tremolo Security, Inc.

“For Tremolo Security, OpenShift Commons has helped us build a better identity management project and product by being able to talk to the developers and operators to sound out our ideas and avoid the development ‘echo chamber.’ There are few groups in this industry with so many members that are a mix of partners and customers working together.”

Rob Lalonde, vice president, Navops, Univa

“As a solution provider, we find OpenShift Commons to be a great venue to dialogue and network with peers in the OpenShift community. This community is where the rubber hits the road with real world use-cases and technical people with real technical challenges. We look forward to further participating in this vibrant community as it develops further."

Sebastian Villa, director of Technology, Villamedia

“One of the many advantages of being a member of the OpenShift Commons, Villamedia participated in the Openshift Dedicated Early Access program and worked closely with OpenShift 3 before GA, and provided our feedback to the engineers working on the project. Since then, we've been sharing this exciting experience and the advantages with our customers, colleagues and across the OpenShift Commons at large. OpenShift Dedicated enables our team to build great software to power scalable and containerized web, mobile and cloud applications, without the infrastructure and DevOps overhead associated with traditional systems we once depended on."

Alexis Richardson, CEO, Weaveworks, and Chair, TOC, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

“Today's news demonstrates the depth and breadth of the global reach of the OpenShift Commons. Now encompassing 200+ organizations in more than 60 countries, OpenShift Commons is emerging as a new, effective model for open source cross-community collaboration. Weaveworks shares Red Hat’s commitment to collaborating on container and cloud-native solutions to deliver a stable, more secure and fully open-source cloud. Weaveworks is pleased to be part of this community and looks forward to more cloud-native collaboration efforts with Red Hat and the other members of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate adoption of container-based microservices architectures.”

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