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A one stop shop to purchase, deploy, and manage certified software on OpenShift

Today, Red Hat introduced the technical preview of Red Hat Marketplace, operated by IBM. Despite the rapid adoption of open source software and technologies like Kubernetes, it is still complex to build, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications at scale.

With Red Hat Marketplace, we’re lifting burdens from developers and removing red tape for developer managers. Developers who are building for the enterprise want to write code once that then can be deployed anywhere. To make that happen, they need software that is commercial quality, and compatible and ready to use in their enterprise environment across multiple clouds.

We see that there is and will continue to be a demand for a destination that simplifies each step of the development process: from discovery, to try and play, to procure, to build and deploy, on any cloud. Red Hat Marketplace can help solve this, offering:

  • A curated view of the cloud-native landscape of the “best” tools when building for the enterprise, certified for Red Hat OpenShift
  • Focus on reducing security risk, so developers know they can build more secured software with the guardrails needed for the enterprise
  • A streamlined approval process — developers can access tools to run effectively on Red Hat OpenShift, designed with enterprise procurement guidelines in mind, and ready to use
  • For development leaders who are tasked with managing the cost and scope of projects, Red Hat Marketplace helps give teams visibility to their entitlements and how they are being charged, including consumption and usage, to help balance return on investment (ROI) and profit and loss (P&L).

Red Hat Marketplace includes software spanning 12 different categories: AI/ML, database, logging and tracing, security, application runtime, developer tools, monitoring, storage, big data, integration and delivery, networking, streaming and messaging, and we anticipate more. We’re collaborating with MongoDB, Dynatrace, MemSQL, Sysdig, Turbonomic, and HERE Technologies, among many others.

To help developers get started, we have written a short article to showcase the ease of discovering, trying, and building with containerized software in Red Hat Marketplace. Follow the steps to onboard the Marketplace and deploy software into your OpenShift cluster.