Red Hat launches new no-cost partner subscription model

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of Red Hat Partner Subscriptions, a no-cost subscription model that allows partners deeper access to the Red Hat open hybrid cloud portfolio. Red Hat Partner Subscriptions offer a simplified path for partners to acquire Red Hat product subscriptions that can be used to develop software solutions and proof-of-concepts, test product offerings, deepen technical skills and more. 

Red Hat Partner Subscriptions equip partners with Red Hat subscriptions typically worth thousands of dollars to develop and sell solutions based on hardened, enterprise-grade open source software, driving improved operational efficiencies and technical capabilities for customers. Replacing traditional Not-for-Resale subscriptions, Red Hat Partner Subscriptions offer partners more comprehensive access to Red Hat’s industry leading platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, as well as supported offerings, for a broader range of business and technical use cases. 

Key benefits for partners through Red Hat Partner Subscriptions include: 

  • Access to hundreds of self-support subscriptions for the Red Hat open hybrid cloud portfolio, with the ability for partners to mix and match product subscriptions.
  • Extended use for single- and multi-user software development, testing, internal training, demonstrations, proofs-of-concept and more.
  • Enabled use for on-premises or in any public cloud.
  • Complimentary Red Hat Standard support for up to five contacts, with the option to upgrade for additional contacts or Red Hat Premium support.
  • Applicable for all generally available Red Hat product versions, variants, package updates and add-ons, as well as public Beta versions.

Stefanie Chiras, senior vice president, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat  explained, “The transformative capabilities of open hybrid cloud, and ultimately, our customers’ business outcomes can only be unlocked through a collaborative and knowledgeable partner ecosystem. Red Hat is committed to catalyzing open source innovation with partners by enabling deeper access to leading Red Hat technologies and support resources. By introducing new and improved Red Hat Partner Subscriptions, partners will have more visibility than ever before into the Red Hat open hybrid cloud portfolio to fuel real business outcomes and success with customers.”

Talor Holloway, CTO, Advent One, said “Red Hat Partner Subscriptions have simplified the experience for our team to access Red Hat software and support when building environments for education and client demonstrations, which are critical to the day-to-day success of our technical team in serving clients.”

Sumit Naiksatam, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems, added “Red Hat Partner Subscriptions have helped us immensely to streamline our operations in maintaining our software stack in the research and development environment. Building on our long-standing collaboration with Red Hat, we look forward to continue leveraging Red Hat products through Red Hat Partner Subscriptions for building, testing and supporting Cisco datacenter products.”

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