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Red Hat announces OpenShift Marketplace

Red Hat has announced OpenShift Marketplace, which the company calls “a one-stop shop that will enable customers of all sizes to find and try solutions for their cloud applications.

With the marketplace Red Hat will be able to create a very organized ecosystem OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering for partners and customers. No more hunting for solutions or trying to tap into customers – the marketplace will take care of it.

Red Hat says in a press statement, “With its OpenShift Marketplace, Red Hat aims to reduce the search time and cost of finding the perfect solution for customers seeking value-added OpenShift partner add-ons. Customers and developers will be able to easily search for third-party OpenShift solutions and add-on productivity offerings, including database, email delivery services, messaging queues, application performance monitoring and more, all managed from a central location.”

Red Hat already has a decent list of partners who have signed up for OpenShift Marketplace including BlazeMeter, ClearDB, Iron.io, MongoLab, New Relic, Redis Labs, SendGrid, and Shippable.

Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat said, “The OpenShift Marketplace is our next step towards our goal of providing customers the widest variety of choice when it comes to technologies that complement their OpenShift experience. As the OpenShift partner ecosystem continues to expand, we expect the Marketplace to provide developers and customers a more streamlined, secure experience to choose the best third-party solutions for their productivity and business enablement needs.”

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Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.