Shadow-Soft Collaborates with Red Hat to Launch New Test Drives on Amazon Web Services

Big day here at Shadow-Soft. We excited to announce the release of Shadow-Soft Test Drive Labs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) along with Red Hat and AWS. The purpose of the Shadow-Soft AWS Test Drive program is to provide customers with the ability to quickly and easily explore the benefits of using Open Source and complimentary ISV software with the ease of the AWS cloud.

 

See full press release below on our first test drive – Managed JBoss BRMS + RTI. This test drive provides users with a free hands-on experience with Red Hat’s JBoss BRMS, JBoss Operations Network (JON), and OC Systems’ RTI Application Performance Management tool. Many thanks to our partner OC Systems for their collaboration and work on this test drive.

 

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – January 13, 2014Red Hat North America Partner Conference–  Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new Test Drives on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with three Red Hat partners – Shadow-Soft, CITYTECH, and Vizuri. Through the AWS Test Drive program, users can quickly and easily explore and deploy ready-made solutions built on Red Hat technologies. Test Drives labs are provided free of charge and include complimentary AWS server time, helping organizations ease into the cloud and get hands on experience running production ready workloads on AWS.

New Test Drives from Red Hat partners include:

 

Shadow-Soft is a Red Hat Premier partner and expert open source systems integrator. Their Test Drive provides users a hands-on experience with Red Hat’s business process management (BPM) and complex event processing (CEP) offerings in a single, flexible platform delivered on AWS. Within a matter of minutes, users can login as an administrator, create, and explore the sample repository, and load one or more custom repositories with additional sample data and use cases. Using a simulated e-commerce store scenario, users will also be able to implement a live pricing rule change, demonstrating the ease with which technical and non-technical users can manage business rules changes in real-time. Featuring an integrated bundle of Red Hat JBoss BRMS, JBoss Operations Network, and OC Systems’ RootCause Transaction Instrumentation (RTI) application performance management tool, users are also able to manage, monitor, and view detailed performance transaction reports of the entire BRMS environment.

 

CITYTECH, Inc. is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner and leader in digital strategy, web experience management, and cloud management services. For their Red Hat Test Drive, users will interact with sample business and process workflows, and modify a mortgage application’s business flow. From there they will be able to see approvals and denials in real-time, and make changes on the fly. Featuring the soon-to-be-released Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, and Red Hat JBoss Operations Network, this Test Drive gives customers hands on experience with Red Hat JBoss Middleware on the AWS platform.

 

Vizuri is a strategic partner, system integrator and authorized reseller for leading enterprise open source software vendors. Vizuri’s Test Drive shows users how to securely control their data in a cloud using Red Hat’s software-defined storage offering and the complete application stack running on their own servers. As the use of cloud-based file- and data-sharing services continues to rise, companies are finding that many associates are syncing data to personal devices outside of their company’s control and policies – increasing the risk of data leakage and security breaches. With this Test Drive, users are able to see how they can manage and scale their solution as it replicates within and across their datacenters. In addition to Red Hat Storage, Vizuri’s Test Drive will feature ownCloud, an open source file sync and share solution.

 

 

Partner Availability

Red Hat plans to work with additional Red Hat partners to release more AWS Test Drives through the coming year. For more information on the AWS Test Drive program for Red Hat, visit aws.amazon.com/testdrive/redhat/, or for questions email awstestdrives@redhat.com.

 

Red Hat North America Partner Conference

The Test Drives hosted by CITYTECH, Shadow-Soft, and Vizuri will be featured and available for demonstrations during the Red Hat Cloud Symposium and in the Partner Pavilion during Red Hat’s North America Partner Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. from Jan. 13-15, 2014.

 

Supporting Quotes

Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales, Red Hat

“We are excited to create Red Hat based solutions on AWS with our extended partner ecosystems. We’ve enjoyed working with CITYTECH, Shadow-Soft, and Vizuri to develop these initial solutions, and are eager to develop additional Test Drives with other partners. We believe these Test Drives are invaluable, they enable partners to use their expertise in pulling together complete solutions to solve complex customer challenges and illustrate how easily customers can use these tools to migrate to the cloud.”

 

Terry Wise, director, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, AWS

“AWS Test Drive is an exciting program to help drive sales and open new business opportunities with AWS. With the AWS Test Drive labs, customers can register and experience an evaluation of enterprise software solutions using the self-paced hands-on lab platform in a matter of minutes, as opposed to days or weeks. Once a customer completes the AWS Test Drive, they can quickly move to production by working with sponsoring partners. We are excited for Red Hat to launch these new test drive labs and to expand this opportunity to many more Red Hat partners.”

 

Erik Wallin, co-founder and chief operating officer, Shadow-Soft

“We are very proud to announce the launch of the Shadow-Soft Managed Red Hat JBoss BRMS + RTI Test Drive on AWS. Many enterprise customers are seeking an alternative to inflexible and costly proprietary BRMS solutions. This unique product combination enables users to quickly and easily explore the advantages of Red Hat’s flexible, open business rules management system with real-time management and application performance-monitoring capabilities through JBoss Operations Network and RTI. AWS Test Drive enables us to deploy this complex IT environment in the cloud in a matter of minutes allowing the user to focus on what matters most – evaluating the software for their production use.”

 

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

 

About Shadow-Soft

At Shadow-Soft, we think it’s time you consider an open relationship – with your technology. Unlike the other guys, Shadow-Soft fully embraces all that Open Source systems integration has to offer – total technology freedom, innovation and less cost. Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and government clients realize the benefits of Open Source. Our expert Linux, middleware and cloud consultants can help your organization live open and save hard. To see how, go to www.shadow-soft.com