In the past few years, virtualization admins have been hailed as heroes for enabling their organizations to significantly slash costs while improving service levels to the lines of business. Since the IT industry is constantly evolving, how can virtualization admins position themselves for success and avoid being rubber ducks in 2016? Below, we will look at 5 skills that should be in your toolkit in order to remain relevant in your organization.
1. Develop a deep understanding of how DevOps fits into your organization
According to Gartner, “By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations.” Like many people, you might be asking yourself – what exactly does DevOps mean? DevOps is
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In a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Red Hat, 44% of IT professionals identified performance in their top three concerns for adopting container technologies. Benchmarks indicate that containers result in equal or better performance than virtual machines in almost all cases, with the runtime costs of containers as “negligible”.
What are the abstraction costs and what do you need to consider when running container-based applications on Atomic Enterprise Platform Public Preview?
Performance tuning and scaling fundamentals do not change when you’re working with container-based applications. Join Red Hat senior principal software engineer Jeremy Eder for this webinar on February 10th at 11:00 ET, to gain a better understanding of the impact of containers on performance and scale. In this webinar, Jeremy will help you to:
- Understand your tuning options (and where the knobs are)
- What tunings provide the highest value
- Run performance sensitive workloads on Atomic Enterprise Platform
- Learn what Red Hat is doing upstream to improve performance and scale
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
- Jeremy Eder, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Register to attend the webcast today.
When working with container-based applications, admins and developers need a place to store and share container images, a way to deploy them, as well as a way to monitor and administer them once they’re deployed. Join Red Hat software engineers Aaron Weitekamp and Stef Walter for this webcast, Using the Atomic Registry for Secure Container Image Management, on January 27th at 11:00 ET, to gain a better understanding of sharing, deploying, and managing container images.
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The rapid rise of Linux containers as an enterprise-ready technology in 2015, thanks in no small part to the technology provided by the Docker project, should come as no surprise: Linux containers offer a broad array of benefits to the enterprise, from greater application portability and scalability to the ability to fully leverage the benefits of composite applications.
But these benefits aside, Linux containers can, if IT security procedures are not followed, also cause serious harm to mission-critical operations. As Red Hat’s Lars Herrmann has pointed out, containers aren’t exactly transparent when it comes to seeing and understanding all of their internal code. This means that tools and technologies to actually see inside a container are critical to enterprises that want to deploy Linux containers in mission-critical scenarios.
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Woah. 2015 went by really quickly. I do suppose it’s not all that surprising as time flies… especially when you’re having fun or… getting older (you pick). In fact, we’ve already put 2 percent of 2016 behind us! That said, before we get too deep into “the future”, and in consideration of Janus having not one but two faces, let’s take a quick trip down memory lane…
Without a doubt, 2015 was an exciting year for all things “container”, especially here at Red Hat.
To recap, the year started off with a bang when we announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. Then – less than two months later
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Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) is an open source, distributed, metrics gathering and analysis system. In the latest release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (i.e. 7.2), we’re not only shipping PCP 3.10.6, but a new browser based dashboard, Vector, which is built on top of PCP, and contributed by Netflix. Together, they can provide a comprehensive overview of a local, or remote machine.
In this tutorial, we’ll be utilizing two different machines to demonstrate
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Information technology has changed every industry in the past 20 years, to the point that IT systems are no longer the domain of just the technologists. Business decision makers are actively involved in the planning, purchasing, and deployment of technologies today. And one of the critical issues for business executives is getting more timely information and greater value from enterprise systems.
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Red Hat recently announced the availability of Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform as a public preview. What key capabilities does Red Hat Atomic Enterprise Platform provide and what materials are available for you to get started? Attend the webcast on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET), to find out.
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Red Hat has sailed into December with prestigious industry recognition for helping customers modernize and simplify their IT infrastructure. Even if they’re not quite ready for the cloud today, we provide the elements of a stable and flexible foundation with security features for when they are. This week our commitment to customers at all stages of their cloud journey was recognized with two European IT awards.
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