Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that OpenShift by Red Hat, the company’s cloud application platform offering, has received the Infoworld Technology of the Year award for the second year in a row. The annual awards identify the year’s best and most innovative products in the IT landscape, selected by IDG’s InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers. Winners are drawn from the products tested by InfoWorld during the past year. For the second year in a row, OpenShift was the only cloud application platform offering to receive the award.
I am thrilled to be included as an InfoWorld Product of the Year for the second year in a row. The additions we have made to the OpenShift platform since its placement on the list in 2015 have allowed our customers to move their container and application deployments even further, with access to the some of the latest container and orchestration technologies. We look forward to seeing how our customers take advantage of OpenShift's new public cloud access offerings."
OpenShift saw significant momentum in 2015. OpenShift Enterprise 3 was introduced, marking the launch of the industry's first open source enterprise-ready web-scale container application platform combining the industry-leading features of Docker format Linux containers, Kubernetes orchestration and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Leading companies around the world now use OpenShift to build internal clouds, power online applications of all sizes and improve operational efficiency, including Swiss grocery LeShop, American credit-scoring agency FICO and Norwegian financial institution VPS. Global travel technology provider Amadeus built a self-service, automated cloud platform with OpenShift Enterprise.
In early 2015, Red Hat introduced OpenShift Commons community, bringing OpenShift’s powerful open source community to a wider expanse of technology communities, organizations and ecosystem partners who are committed to the open source model and application platform innovation. By June 2015, OpenShift Commons had tripled its member base, now welcoming more than 170 customers, contributors, partners and service providers. By December 2015, Red Hat expanded its public cloud footprint with the launch of OpenShift Dedicated, tailored for enterprise IT organizations embracing the public cloud. Soon after its release, the OpenShift Dedicated platform expanded its public cloud access to Google Cloud Platform, giving customers better support for their existing Kubernetes and OpenShift investments, in addition to powerful services from Google Cloud Platform.
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat
"I am thrilled to be included as an InfoWorld Product of the Year for the second year in a row. The additions we have made to the OpenShift platform since its placement on the list in 2015 have allowed our customers to move their container and application deployments even further, with access to the some of the latest container and orchestration technologies. We look forward to seeing how our customers take advantage of OpenShift's new public cloud access offerings."
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