Red Hat is expanding its efforts in support of the Docker containerization platform. The company has launched a new partner program and released a container development kit (CDK) through its Connect for Technology Partners. The CDK includes RHEL images, Vagrant files, development tools and documentation. "Rather than starting from scratch, developers using Windows, Mac, and Fedora and other Linux distributions can take advantage of pre-configured images and pre-tested Vagrant files to make installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux containers and developing container-based applications as quick and easy as possible," explained Subhendu Ghosh, a senior technology product manager at Red Hat.
Red Hat plans to certify Docker apps submitted by its partners after confirming that they are secure and work as intended. The company will also set up a Red Hat Container Registry where companies can find the certified apps.