Red Hat, IBM Announce General Availability of Red Hat Marketplace

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Open source solutions provider Red Hat, together with IBM, has announced the general availability of the Red Hat Marketplace. This is a one-stop-shop to find, try, buy, deploy and manage enterprise applications across an organization’s hybrid IT infrastructure, including on-premises and multicloud environments.

Red Hat Marketplace and Red Hat Marketplace Select, operated by IBM, would deliver an ecosystem of software from a range of independent software vendors (ISVs) built on Red Hat OpenShift. It is meant to provide organizations with modern, consistent solution discovery, trial, purchase and deployment. It can especially be useful for companies building cloud-native infrastructure and applications. Red Hat OpenShift allows for the portability of mission-critical workloads across secured hybrid cloud environments with certified enterprise software that can help companies avoid vendor lock-in.

The growing list of more than 50 commercial products available for purchase includes leading solutions across 12 different categories – including AI/ML, Database, Monitoring, Security, Storage, Big Data, Developer tools, and more – from ISVs such as Anchore, Cockroach Labs, CognitiveScale, Couchbase, Dynatrace, KubeMQ, MemSQL, MongoDB, and StorageOS.

All products are certified for Red Hat OpenShift and offered with commercial support. Built on the open Kubernetes Operator Framework, they can run on Red Hat OpenShift like a cloud service. They come with capabilities like automated install and upgrade, backup, failover and recovery.

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“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 Herrmann, senior director, Technology Partnerships, Red Hat. “The software available on Red Hat Marketplace 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.”

With automated deployment, Red Hat Marketplace makes software instantly available for deployment on any Red Hat OpenShift cluster. Red Hat OpenShift is one of the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platforms. It enables portable, cloud-native software to run as a managed service by embedding operational expertise alongside the software itself.

“In today’s business climate, companies want flexibility to build, manage, and deploy applications to the infrastructure of their choice, and have a seamless experience with their on-premises environments,” said Sandesh Bhat, General Manager, Open Cloud Technology & Applications, IBM. “Enabled by Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Marketplace makes this possible in a simple, efficient, and scalable platform.”