The Red Hat Operator Early Adopter Program (EAP) is an opportunity to engage a small group of influential companies who are building practices / competencies around the Operator Framework technology.
An Operator is a method of packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes application. An Operator takes human operational knowledge and encodes it into software applications that can be shipped with container images. More specifically, an Operator is an application-specific controller that extends the Kubernetes API to manage the lifecycle of an application.
The Red Hat Operator Early Adopter Program (EAP) is an opportunity to engage a small group of influential companies who are building practices/competencies around the Operator Framework technology to work with Red Hat to incorporate these technology features into our OpenShift Container Platform product.
Red Hat uses the Early Adopter Program to create a curated certification workflow, which provides valuable insights and key learnings to both the partner and Red Hat on how to support and market the technology as it becomes generally available.