Red Hat sees containers as a key technology for delivering applications in cloud-based infrastructure, and has started a new partner programme aimed at building a trusted ecosystem for containerised enterprise applications.
As one of the largest open source vendors, Red Hat has already helped drive Linux and the OpenStack cloud framework into the enterprise, and believes Linux containers based on the Docker technology for application delivery is a logical next step.
The initiative will centre on Red Hat Connect for Technology Partners, a new partner programme aimed at building an ecosystem of technology companies whose solutions run on, or integrate with, Red Hat products.
The aim of the programme is to spur development and delivery of certified, trusted and secure application containers to Red Hat customers through the use of industry standards, including the Docker container format and the Docker Engine.
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