It's one thing to have access to great technology, and another thing to use it in development of your own product. Which is why I was pleased to see Corilla was invited to the Red Hat OpenShift Startup Program.
Back when I worked as a technical writer at Red Hat, I got familiar with the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering out of personal interest. I was working on some personal apps in my free time on Heroku and heard the OpenShift team had something similar.
It solved some of the problems I had moving between systems and the configurations within each. I just wanted to deploy fast, and it was a no-fuss way to do that. I even started writing the "OpenShift for Startups" book, inspired by what our friend Katie Miller wrote for O'Reilly, but I was already getting distracted by the bigger mission of [improving the technical writing experience](what would ultimately become Corilla. So... my apologies if that could have been helpful.
In terms of raw resources there's not a great deal on offer - the value lies under the hood. The program is run by passion mostly, as aside from myself there were only a handful of others with startup experience. For example, the work I did engaging startups across Australian and Europe in my years while at Red Hat was often self-funded. I know others did the same.
So the real reason we're excited to be a part of this is that it goes both ways. We give OpenShift another genuine startup using the product as it shifts into a Docker'n'Kubernetes world, and they give us some