Red Hat, Inc, a global provider of open source solutions, has announced the expansion of OpenShift Marketplace, its one-stop shop that enables customers of all sizes to find and try solutions for their cloud applications.
With this announcement, Red Hat has simplified the purchasing experience for OpenShift Marketplace, introducing integrated billing that enables customers to buy complementary solutions with ease, fulfilling its vision for OpenShift Marketplace as a one-stop shop.
Additionally, Red Hat has expanded OpenShift Marketplace to include add-on offerings from several new OpenShift ecosystem partners, bringing even more choice to OpenShift developers.
Red Hat launched OpenShift Marketplace in April 2014, bringing the power of Red Hat’s OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) partner ecosystem directly to OpenShift Online customers, and enabling them to experience the benefits of enterprise PaaS with tightly integrated, complementary solutions developed for the public cloud – all without losing time on technology integration.
With OpenShift Marketplace, customers are able to easily and securely discover, procure, and manage leading OpenShift application technologies from a single location including database, email delivery services, messaging queues, application performance monitoring and more, all managed from a central location.
As the number of OpenShift Online applications grows, recently passing two million applications on the platform, the expansion of OpenShift Marketplace is designed to offer both partners and customers a more streamlined experience. Users can sign in to the OpenShift Marketplace once using their Red Hat login, efficiently search a variety of add-on services, and purchase these services through their Red Hat account.
The OpenShift Marketplace provides an ideal platform for Software-as-as-Service (SaaS) ISVs to reach customers and developers in one easy, interactive location, and to showcase their solutions, giving customers access to a variety of offerings from cloud industry leaders.
Speaking on this development, Julio Tapia, director, OpenShift ecosystem, Red Hat, said, “Expanded billing options in the OpenShift Marketplace will give our customers and partners even more ways to enhance their OpenShift Online experience. We are pleased to welcome even more partners as we continue to build the marketplace and plan to offer even more capabilities for partners and customers to access industry-leading cloud applications.”
Daniel Saks, co-CEO, AppDirect, said, “We’re providing OpenShift developers the advantages of a streamlined experience with one-click access for signing in, buying add-on services and binding apps. This eliminates the need to use separate tools and services, and ultimately provides new opportunities for engagement, integration and distribution on the OpenShift platform. Working with Red Hat has enabled our combined teams to enhance the OpenShift user experience and continue to add new value for the developer ecosystem.”