Red Hat hardware certification

Success through certification

Certifying your hardware product with Red Hat lets your customers know that you’ve succeeded at meeting specific standards and signals to them that they can trust your brand. 

A Red Hat hardware certification provides a clear path for your products. Hardware certification  also promotes the use of best practices and provides a path for improved supportability and interoperability. We offer different hardware certification options, and aim to help you determine what you need and how to go about certifying your hardware with Red Hat.

The impact of Red Hat Hardware Certification


Red Hat hardware certification is about customers

The hardware certification program creates value for you and for customers by providing a superior customer experience starting from day zero.

The hybrid cloud depends on certified hardware

Any workload on any footprint—that’s the Red Hat hybrid cloud vision. Certifications enable choice by customers of where they deploy their applications across the hybrid cloud.

Reduce risk, accelerate time to market, and enhance customer satisfaction

Trusted by 90% of Fortune 500 companies,* Red Hat has more than 25 years of experience delivering innovative open source solutions. The program is built for hybrid cloud—from the datacenter to public clouds to the edge—and is focused on the needs of mutual customers and Red Hat partners.

Red Hat hardware certification is certification across the footprint and infrastructure

Hardware Certification is for systems - servers, workstations, edge, and embedded, as well as components - compute, network and storage infrastructure.

Certified hardware ecosystem

Tested, verified, and supported hardware from Red Hat partners to run your applications on Red Hat platforms and technologies.

Closer to the Edge

Edge computing

Our edge computing goal is to optimize existing customers’ infrastructure and at the same time, to empower new businesses with a manageable and scalable edge architecture.

5G and Edge

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The hardware certification journey

The Red Hat hardware certification process is an easy path for you to ensure that your products are ready for our mutual customers.


Check your readiness, examine certification policies and determine the next steps for certification.


The certification assessment is a set of five questions intended to help future partners consider their readiness for hardware certification with Red Hat.


Do you have everything you need to begin your certification journey? Are you ready to start the process of hardware certification?

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