Enterprise customers require certified third-party software, hardware and services to future-proof the next generation of their IT infrastructure. For more than a decade, Red Hat has enabled thousands of ecosystem partners to develop, test and certify their technology in conjunction with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With such depth and breadth, Red Hat Enterprise Linux-powered solutions are offered across a range of delivery and deployment models by Red Hat technology and business partners, from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that craft systems with Red Hat Enterprise Linux pre-installed to cloud service providers (CSPs) who deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a virtual guest instance to software development firms that seek to leverage container-based architectures using Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Continuing this long tradition of deep partner engagement, Red Hat launched the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Partner Early Access Program in December 2013, attracting more than 1,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking to ensure compatibility and readiness with the next generation of Red Hat’s flagship operating platform. By working closely with Red Hat, these partners are committed to delivering a launch-ready, robust portfolio of business solutions, all certified on the operating system for the open hybrid cloud: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Starting today, certification for additional third-party solutions on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is available.
By building their next-generation solutions on top of an open, scalable platform fueled by innovation, Red Hat technology partners, along with Red Hat, are doing more than redefining the enterprise operating system; they are aiming to redefine enterprise IT.
Scott Musson, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
"For more than a decade, a key source of differentiation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been the strong ecosystem of technology industry leaders that stand behind it. As customers journey to the cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, our collaboration with a broad range of hardware, software, and services partners delivers choice that helps customers get the most out of their investments."
Terry Wise, head of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
“Red Hat and Amazon Web Services have worked closely together since 2007 to make Red Hat Enterprise Linux widely available on Amazon EC2. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, AWS customers and partners have ready access to a flexible, scalable operating system that can deliver performance and efficiency for enterprise workloads leveraging the power of Amazon Web Services’ global, secure, on-demand, pay as you go cloud platform.”
Marc Stevens, vice president, Film & TV Solutions, AutoDesk Media & Entertainment
"Autodesk has long been a supporter of Red Hat Enterprise Linux to provide Maya and Flame artists the flexibility of working within an open source operating system. For our media and entertainment customers in visual effects, animation and professional computer graphics, producing content and collaborating in the cloud is becoming more prevalent, and also much more viable thanks to innovations in platform solutions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.”
Satinder Sethi, vice president, Engineering, Cisco
“Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a foundational operating system for an open hybrid cloud. The new capabilities and opportunities presented by Red Hat enterprise Linux 7 make the joint solutions delivered by Red Hat and Cisco even more compelling. Customers are increasingly adopting open, programmable infrastructure solutions built around the Cisco Unified Computing System. Paired with Cisco UCS, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform enables easily deployable, end-to-end cloud solutions with the flexibility, scalability and stability to drive the datacenters of today and tomorrow.”
Sam Greenblatt, vice president, Enterprise Solutions Group Technology Strategy, Dell
“With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Red Hat strengthens its position as an open enterprise software company, becoming even more application development and deployment-friendly, and increasing ease-of-use for IT organizations. Red Hat is focused on infrastructure, not just an operating system, that expands all the way from the operating system, to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack and OpenShift. This mission is evident in the flexibility, stability and reliability Red Hat has built into Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Dell’s longstanding relationship with Red Hat means we can work together to give customers the best technology at significant time to value.”
Ben Golub, chief executive officer, Docker
"We have been working with Red Hat since last year, and are collaborating significantly around many areas, including Docker, OpenShift, OpenStack, and the approach for a Docker index and registry. With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, we are excited to have Docker being shipped as part of the leading commercial Linux distribution in the world, and to see Red Hat support for an industry standard approach to application packaging through Docker and Linux containers. Working with Red Hat, we see a great road ahead together, in an area that will completely re-tool the IT organization over the next several years".
John Baleja, product manager, Esri
"Red Hat has been a long-term partner providing a complimentary technology to the ArcGIS platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to be a popular enterprise infrastructure configuration option for our customers, and we hope to be able extend this choice with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7."
Scott Farrand, research and development vice president, Platform Software, HP
“With all the advances in technology, our customers continue to press for greater performance from the operating environment supporting their mission-critical applications and services. With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, HP has worked with Red Hat to place innovations in performance for large systems into the upstream kernel allowing mission-critical applications and services to run faster and more reliably than ever before.”