Red Hat and IBM have announced the general availability of Red Hat Marketplace, a public marketplace designed to enable organizations to more easily purchase, deploy and manage enterprise software across an organization’s hybrid IT infrastructure.
Red Hat Marketplace and the private, more personalized Red Hat Marketplace Select, are operated by IBM and deliver an ecosystem of software from a range of independent software vendors built on Red Hat OpenShift to provide clients with modern, consistent solution discovery, trial, purchase and deployment, the companies said in a press release.
OpenShift is Red Hat’s open source container application platform based on Kubernetes for enterprise application development and deployment. It allows for the portability of mission-critical workloads across secured hybrid cloud environments with certified enterprise software to help companies avoid vendor lock-in, according to the press release.
Red Hat Marketplace is designed to help companies building cloud-native infrastructure and applications and make the most out of their cloud investments.
“We believe that removing the operational barriers to deploy and manage new tools and technologies can help organizations become more agile in hybrid multicloud environments,” said Lars Herrman, senior director of technology partnerships at Red Hat. “The software available is tested, certified and supported on Red Hat OpenShift to enable built-in management logic and streamline implementation processes. This helps customers run faster with automated deployments while enjoying the improved scalability, security, and orchestration capabilities of Kubernetes-native infrastructure.”
Red Hat, now owned by IBM, touts a “growing ecosystem” of independent software vendors that have embraced the marketplace. The growing list of more than 50 commercial products includes solutions across 12 different categories, like artificial intelligence/machine learning, monitoring, security, storage, big data, developer tools and more.
Independent software vendors include Anchore, Cockroach Labs, CognitiveScale, Couchbase, Dynatrace, KubeMQ, MemSQL, MongoDB, and StorageOS.
All products are certified for Red Hat OpenShift and come with commercial support. They can run on OpenShift like a cloud service with capabilities like automated install and upgrade, backup, failover, and recover.