Red Hat unveils certification for containerised apps
New specialisation delivers secure and simplified platform for ISVs
Open-source solutions provider Red Hat Inc, has announced the extension of its application certification programme to include containerised applications.
The new Red Hat Container Certification ensures that application containers built using Red Hat Enterprise Linux will operate seamlessly across certified container hosts.
Designed with the needs of independent software vendors (ISVs), service providers and their enterprise customers in mind, Red Hat said the certification extends the confidence customers have with the company's Enterprise Linux, which currently supports thousands of certified applications, to certified containers running on certified container hosts.
The company said the pending release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat's OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering will both be certified container hosts, with Docker as a primary supported container format.
Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat said: "Twelve years ago, Red Hat shook up the enterprise status quo with the introduction of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, a safe, consistent Linux platform for the ISV ecosystem. Today, the trust that ISVs place in Red Hat Enterprise Linux can extend to containerised applications with the Red Hat Container Certification, ensuring that containers built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux will work as intended across certified hosts, delivering expanded application flexibility, lowered costs and simplified maintenance, all backed by the support and expertise expected from Red Hat."
Red Hat said the Container Certification is the latest addition to its industry-leading certification portfolio that includes Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. The company added the certification is part of a larger set of Red Hat technology initiatives which in turn support thousands of third party technology partners within Red Hat's global ecosystem.