Partner programs

By utilizing the many innovations of open source, Red Hat partners stay more competitive and play an integral role in our go-to-market strategy and success because when we work together, we succeed together.

Red Hat's partner program receives 5 stars in CRN's 2024 Partner Program Guide!

Whether you want to build or certify software or hardware, sell more customer-driven solutions that leverage your expertise, or provide high-quality services using the latest technology, Red Hat’s partner programs can help you. Begin your journey reaching more customers and growing your business with hybrid cloud.

Build certified products

We work together to make certain your products and solutions are built right and ready for customers. A partnership with us gives you access to Red Hat software, documentation, certification standards, and team support. You can build flexible hybrid cloud solutions to find new opportunities, stay competitive, and meet market demand.

Build certified hardware

Red Hat hardware certification provides a framework for hardware developers to work with Red Hat to test hardware products in conjunction with Red Hat software offerings. This means customers can rest assured that, once certified, hardware has not only been tested but is also supported by Red Hat's Support organization and through Red Hat's relationship with the hardware vendor.

Build certified software

When you build and certify on Red Hat® platforms (Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux), you can create solutions that are based on Red Hat recommended practices -- consistent, interoperable, and supported. This allows for confident deployment and focus on delivering transformative technology to your customers.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Together, we’ve empowered the world’s largest organizations to deploy mission-critical applications with confidence by providing automated security controls to ensure continuous regulatory compliance.

Tilak Yalamanchili

Head of Business Development, Aqua Security

The journey continues

Once you’re leveraging Red Hat technology you can continue your journey through the Red Hat® Global ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Program to help market and sell your software or solution. This allows you to use modern delivery methods to support a hybrid cloud strategy that will ultimately help you build and run applications on any cloud.

Sell solutions

Red Hat can be the engine that drives and expands your reach regardless of whether you are building new connections or engaging with your existing customer base. Selling with Red Hat gives you everything you need to build customer trust and renew streams of revenue. Our training, customized solutions, and go-to-market strategy will be there -- every step of the way. When you sell with Red Hat you generate revenue streams, reach new markets, create long-term relationships, engage with customers based on their needs, and grow upsell opportunities.

Solution Provider Program

The Red Hat Solution Provider Program is about partners reselling Red Hat technology. This program is also about the knowledge and professional/operational service offerings that come with being part of it. This allows you to design, plan and implement industry-leading open source and hybrid cloud solutions for your customers that differentiate and grow your business and generate revenue.

Embedded Program

As part of the embedded program, you can simplify the incorporation of Red Hat technology into your turnkey software solutions or hardware appliances. This means your products can go directly to your end customers using enterprise-grade, tested, and certified Red Hat software while maintaining control of the client experience.

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB Red Hat is one of our most important partnerships and this award (Middleware Partner of the Year) validated the work we have been doing to help our customers realize the value and flexibility of open source solutions.

Brad Kovacik

Vice President of Commercial Sales, Shadow-Soft

Training and Certification Program

The Red Hat Training and Certification Partner Program is designed to help you to resell and/or deliver Red Hat training courses and certification exams. Our comprehensive portfolio teaches customers to resolve issues faster, reduce downtime, and boost return on investment through solution-focused coursework that complements different roles and unique learning style.

Grow your services

How do you grow your services with Red Hat? By partnering with Red Hat and building on the same enterprise-grade open source technology that more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies use. By finding comprehensive reference materials—including proven practices, industry standards, deployment patterns, and reference architectures. And by accessing role-based delivery training and accreditation, expert resources, and online labs at no cost

Icon-Red_Hat-Media_and_documents-Quotemark_Open-B-Red-RGB With this partnership, we are expanding our commitment to offering unmatched choice and flexibility in the cloud today, meeting customers where they are so they can do more with their hybrid cloud deployments.

Scott Guthrie

EVP, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft

Certified Cloud and Service Provider

The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP) program allows you to host and resell certified Red Hat offerings through multi-tenant, dedicated, and managed models. What this means for your business is lower costs, improved operational flexibility, and a jump ahead of the competition.

Professional Services Partner Program

The Professional Services Partner program enables qualified companies to grow a practice and solutions while building Red Hat consulting service solutions delivery skills. This allows you to build trust, cultivate long-term customer relationships, and grow opportunities in newer markets through service offerings.

*PSPP requires a membership to the Solution Provider Program
*This program is only available to EMEA and APAC partners

Global Systems Integrator Program

The GSI program allows you to become an expert in Red Hat's offerings and integrate them into solutions such as managed services, cloud services, and consulting. This provides you a unique, credible way to build productive, long-term partnerships with Red Hat and develop deeper customer relationships through professional and operational service offerings

*The GSI program is limited to a select set of Red Hat’s partners.