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Red Hat Launches OpenShift Startup Program

11-05-2014 06:48 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 2nd November, 2014– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of the OpenShift Startup Program. This free program uses OpenShift Online, Red Hat's public cloud application and development platform, to help startups build and grow their business.

With the OpenShift Startup Program, startups can take advantage of the benefits of a hosted cloud environment to launch their startup with less cost, more reliability, more flexibility, and quicker product iteration. Members will have access to OpenShift Online subscription benefits for development, testing, quality assurance, and production hosting. This includes award-winning Red Hat support and no software or program lock-in. As the startups grow their service, they have the option to move their service on-premise or on to their customers’ private clouds powered by OpenShift Enterprise.

Additionally, the OpenShift Startup Program offers valuable networking opportunities. Select OpenShift Startup Program participants have the opportunity be introduced to prospective clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 customers.

Additional OpenShift Startup Program benefits include:
• OpenShift promotional credit, enabling startups to launch their ideas
• Consultative support via Red Hat’s OpenShift operations and marketing teams
• Access to Red Hat’s award-winning Customer Experience and Engagement team
• Migration of service from public cloud to private cloud and on-premise installations
• Joint marketing and feature placement on OpenShift Marketplace for relevant services

Since its introduction, OpenShift Online has provided developers a cloud application platform with a choice of programming languages, frameworks and application lifecycle tools to enhance an enterprise’s ability to build the applications it needs and have them run in a cloud architecture. OpenShift also provides a standardized and streamlined developer workflow to provision quickly, build efficiently and get apps to market faster – a necessity for organizations trying to scale their businesses.

Privately-held software startups developing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based product can apply for the OpenShift Startup Program here: https://www.openshift.com/startup/apply

Supporting Quotes
Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, Red Hat
“The average startup is moving at a fast and furious pace to get their business off the ground, but often gets bogged down in managing operations. By moving development into a hosted cloud solution – especially one with a free hosted tier like OpenShift – many of the typical server infrastructure pain points can be avoided. We want to make it easy for startups to benefit from the cloud, just as we do with our enterprise customers. That's why we created the OpenShift Startup Program – to support software startups and increase their chance of success by providing them with an application hosting infrastructure at a reasonable cost.”

Adam Klein, chief strategist, American Underground
"We are excited to be working with OpenShift Startup program to provide innovative new startups special access to the OpenShift PaaS. Collaborating with Red Hat on OpenShift will enable our startups to focus on their code via the benefits of PaaS. The wide variety of the choice, flexibility, and accessibility of programming languages offered by OpenShift Online will benefit both consumer and BtoB startups."

Daniel Saks, CEO, AppDirect
“AppDirect is the leading monetization and management platform for cloud commerce. By partnering with the Red Hat Innovate and the OpenShift Startup Program, we are excited to offer startup ISVs an opportunity to gain additional awareness via the OpenShift Online Marketplace.”

Elroi Marom, CEO, Mean.Io
“Mean.io is an open source - fullstack javascript framework powering the next generation of web applications. We are excited to collaborate with Red Hat via the OpenShift Startup Program to amplify Mean.io's mission to foster a strong Mean Stack ecosystem focused on innovation. Red Hat's dedication to open source and their world class Platform-as-a-Service, OpenShift, will help us take Mean Stack to the enterprise.”

Avi Cavale, CEO, Shippable
"Shippable is a hosted Continuous Delivery platform that helps enterprises ‘Ship better code, faster’. Shippable uses cutting edge technologies like Docker to solve real world problems. Having a partner like OpenShift by Red Hat, that can operate at scale and while helping us innovate in a niche area is critical for us to succeed. Their track record of recognizing and bringing in ground breaking technologies early into their platform creates a tremendous opportunity to accelerate transformative innovation for startups like us.”

Ryan King, global program director, Red Hat Innovate, Red Hat
“Red Hat is excited to expand its reach by partnering in the launch of the OpenShift Startup Program. This is unique program, true to the open source values and mission of Red Hat, offers the benefits and flexibility of private and public cloud hosting, combined with the efficiency and agility of PaaS.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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