Join the Red Hat Velocity Partner Program

As a Red Hat Partner, we recognize you are working hard to land and expand hybrid cloud opportunities utilizing Red Hat and Intel technologies. The Velocity program is designed to help you accelerate customer modernization projects, while providing maximum incentives for you and your most strategic customers.


Ride the wave

When you offer your customers Red Hat® OpenShift®, Red Hat Application Services, or Red Hat Ansible® Automation Platform, you can take advantage of the significant and growing demand for hybrid cloud deployments. This is an exclusive program for selected Red Hat partners to accelerate your efforts.


Deliver a quick-start program

A quick-start program can include a:

  • Multiday discovery session
  • Customer workshop
  • Customized partner consulting effort
  • Customized training program
  • Detailed work plan
To get started, contact your Red Hat assigned partner account manager or your channel or business development manager to join the program.
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It's as easy as 1-2-3

Follow these steps to receive funding for sales acceleration and services and/or market development funds (MDF) to receive reimbursement for 50% of spend.

  1. Work with your customer to create a statement of work draft.
  1. Complete the funding application through your partner account manager.
  1. After engagement, report return on investment.

When to use a quick-start program

Sales acceleration

There is a deal in process, but it is stalling. A standardized offer will accelerate the sale close.

Large deal precursor

There is a large deal in process. A Velocity service requires no monetary investment from the customer and can be a less intimidating entry point.

Datacenter modernization

The customer is seeking to modernize anything from servers to hybrid digital infrastructures.

Partner benefits

Open up new avenues of growth with the Red Hat Velocity Partner Program.

New service capabilities

  • Monoliths-to-microservices application modernization
  • Cloud-native application development
  • API-centric agile integration
  • Containerization
  • Migration
  • DevOps
  • Managed services
  • Hybrid cloud delivery models

New revenue opportunities

Deeper customer relationships

Move beyond a transactional relationship with your customers. Add value by providing a business-aligned, agile, and services-led engagement model in a fast-growing market.


See what other partners have to say

Hear from several of the first Red Hat Velocity Partner Program participants who are rapidly building on their success by working closely with Red Hat.


The value of Intel and Red Hat


Red Hat OpenShift: A hybrid cloud, enterprise Kubernetes platform to build and deliver better applications faster

Data services

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Red Hat Ansible: A foundation for building and operating enterprise-wide automation


Help your customers begin their modernization journeys

When it comes to modernization, some customers may be just starting out, while others may be well along the journey. The Red Hat Velocity Partner Program provides funding flexibility to help you begin the conversation without overwhelming the customer. The program can help you and your customer accelerate the path to success with funding for workshops, proofs of concept, or even services funding to support a proposed project.

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