Red Hat unveils OpenStack certification and solution marketplace

Red Hat’s OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network now boasts more than 100 global technology industry leaders as members, including Bull, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Lockheed Martin, NEC, NetApp and Symantec.

Red Hat also announced its OpenStack Certification, and the Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace, a directory of technologies and products which have been certified by Red Hat and are designed to optimize all offerings that include Red Hat OpenStack.

Since its launch eleven years ago, customers have valued the broad ecosystem Red Hat created around Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The robust ecosystem demonstrates Red Hat’s ongoing commitment to maintain several multifaceted customer benefits, including a long and stable product lifecycle; tested and secure enterprise-grade solutions; and robust integration through standard interfaces and APIs

Red Hat continues to cultivate the value of this ecosystem with its partners, and with its growing and already strong Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, is aiming to extend the same value into the realm of OpenStack solutions.

Through the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network and the availability certified solutions for Red Hat OpenStack, Red Hat is working to bring customers the same value and benefits they have found through Red Hat’s existing ecosystems.

The Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network is designed for commercial organizations that offer hardware, software and services for customers to implement cloud infrastructure solutions powered by Red Hat OpenStack.

The program offers partners the opportunity to gain the necessary expertise with Red Hat OpenStack technologies through access to Red Hat OpenStack releases and developer support, as well as key resources needed to test, certify and publish solutions that leverage the Red Hat OpenStack distribution.

The program, which initially launched in April as an early adopter project, now includes all partner types including independent hardware vendors (IHVs), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, independent software vendors (ISVs), and system integrators who are joining the program to provide certified solutions and launch their own practices to support customer deployments.

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