Red Hat cuts ribbon on PaaS OpenShift Marketplace

Red Hat has opened the doors to customers of its OpenShift Marketplace that brings an enterprise level platform-as-a-service to the service’s online customers with the aim to make it easier to try and find solutions for cloud applications.

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The new online software shop, which was launched earlier this week, allows customers of all sizes to reduce the time and cost associated with finding third-party solutions for cloud apps and is part of Red Hat’s plan to improve the choice it offers customers.

“The OpenShift Marketplace is our next step towards our goal of providing customers the widest variety of choice when it comes to technologies that complement their OpenShift experience. As the OpenShift partner ecosystem continues to expand, we expect the Marketplace to provide developers and customers a more streamlined, secure experience to choose the best third-party solutions for their productivity and business enablement needs,” said Julio Tapia, director of the OpenShift ecosystem at Red Hat.

Some of the third-party OpenShift solutions and add-on productivity offerings include databases, email delivery services, messaging queues, and application performance monitoring and all can be managed from one central location.

Among the partners already signed up to offer solutions through the marketplace are BlazeMeter, ClearDB, Iron.io, MongoLab, New Relic, Redis Labs, SendGrid and Shippable.

Red Hat will roll out the OpenShift marketplace across all availability regions of the OpenShift Online public PaaS over the coming weeks.

The company also used its Red Hat Summit in San Francisco to announce a handful of updates to products that are part of its standard based integration and messaging range.

To this end both the Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.1 and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ 6.1 are being updated to support Advanced Message Queuing Protocol [AMQP] 1.0, which allows messaging servers and clients from different vendors can connect.