Red Hat Launches ISV Program

Taking another step on its road into the enterprise, Red Hat Tuesday unveiled an ISV program that will allow vendors to
self-test and qualify their applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


Dubbed “Red Hat Ready,” the ISV application program will give participating
ISVs a number of benefits, including the listing of their applications and
contact information on redhat.com, the
listing of their applications on Red Hat’s official application list for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and the use of the Red Hat Ready logo when
promoting their applications.

“We are witnessing a tremendous demand from software vendors that want to
certify their products for Red Hat Enterprise Linux,” said Mark de Visser,
vice president of Marketing at Red Hat. “Recent research by Evans Data
discovered that 59 percent of all developers plan to write Linux
applications in the next year. The Red Hat Ready program has been created
to address this demand.”

The plan works in conjunction with the recently
announced
Oracle Unbreakable Linux ISV Partner Program, and all members
of that program will have access to Red Hat’s “Red Hat Ready” ISV
application program.

Oracle partnered
with Red Hat
through the Unbreakable Linux initiative, and it and its
partners are key members of the Red Hat ISV ecosystem. Because of the close
relationship, Red Hat said it will give Oracle partners exclusive, limited
time benefits, including:

  • Discounts on all Red Hat developer training courses
  • Discounts on Red Hat Enterprise Linux starter kits
  • Access to the Red Hat online ISV Resource Center when entering from the
    Oracle Partner Network (OPN) or the Oracle Technical Network (OTN)

  • Invitations to Red Hat’s “Developer to Developer” Webcasts.

“Together, the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Partner initiative and the Red Hat
Ready programs have been designed to give ISV partners everything they need
to build proven solutions on the Oracle/Red Hat platform,” said Dave Dargo,
vice president of the Linux Program Office at Oracle.

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