Red Hat has introduced OpenShift Primed, a new partner designation to recognize a growing ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) who are integrating solutions with Openshift, Red Hat's container application platform. As global enterprise customers explore container adoption, OpenShift Primed is designed to not only recognize partners in active development with OpenShift, but also give customers better visibility to solutions being built around OpenShift.
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (formerly known as OpenShift Enterprise) is the industry's first web-scale container application platform based on Docker-format Linux containers, Kubernetes orchestration, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. As interest in containers moves from development and testing into production, Red Hat is committed to fostering a strong ecosystem of container-ready solutions that can run across the datacenter's four footprints while maintaining the strong application consistency ISVs require.
OpenShift Primed is a technical readiness program whose designation acknowledges the first steps of an ISV integrating its applications with OpenShift and the steps these ISVs take as they move towards Red Hat Container Certification as part of Red Hat's Technology Partner program. Via OpenShift Primed, not only can ISVs making the move to containers benefit, but so can other partners with OpenShift technologies -- including infrastructure and Software-as-a-Service partners. To qualify, ISVs must submit technical evidence (e.g. source code, how-to guides, or video demonstrations) showing integration with any variant of OpenShift, including OpenShift Origin. Once approved, partners gain access to various marketing resources, helping to raise awareness that their solutions are in active development with OpenShift, and showcasing their solutions to Red Hat's customer base seeking container technology solutions.
Customers can also view OpenShift Primed solutions on the OpenShift Hub, offering insight into an extensive ecosystem of ISV solutions that can complement their Red Hat deployments. Existing OpenShift customers can access and review the catalog of OpenShift Primed solutions and test them in their own environments according to specific technology needs.
At launch, more than 15 ISVs have earned the OpenShift Primed designation, including: 3scale; 6fusion; CloudBees; CloudMunch; Couchbase; Crunchy Data; Diamanti; Dynatrace; GitLab; Iron.io; NGINX; Nuage Networks; Pachyderm; Roambee; and Sysdig.