Yogi Berra, the late baseball great and oft-quoted source of humorous statements about the condition of the world, once said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Some of his most celebrated remarks were eerily prescient on the subject of using technology to predict the future. As many IT managers today ponder the best way forward with predictive analytics, it might be interesting to think about it from his perspective. Consider predictive analytics in the context of the following classic Yogi-isms
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Over last several months, in meetings with many Red Hat customers, I have been asked about best practices related to migration from an existing third-party identity management solution to Red Hat’s Identity Management (IdM) solution. In today’s post I will share some of my thoughts on this matter…
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Setting up a local development environment that corresponds as close as possible to production can be a time-consuming and error-prone task. However, for OpenShift deployments, we have the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK) which does a good job at solving this and also provides a great environment for experimenting with containers and the Red Hat container ecosystem in general.
In this blogpost we will cover deploying applications using the OpenShift Enterprise PaaS that comes with the CDK. The whole process will be driven via the OpenShift CLI, in contrast to our last post which focused on OpenShift’s web interface. If you haven’t yet installed the CDK, check out the previous blog post for instructions.
By the end of this article you will know how to build existing applications on OpenShift, whether they already use
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Docker containers are used to package software applications into portable, isolated stores. Developing software with containers helps developers create applications that will run the same way on every platform. However modern microservice deployments typically use a scheduler such as Kubernetes to run in production. In order to fully simulate the production environment, developers require a local version of production tools. In the Red Hat stack, this is supplied by the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK).
The Red Hat CDK is a customized virtual machine that makes it easy to run complex deployments resembling production. This means complex applications can be developed using production grade tools from the very start
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Red Hat will once again have a booth at this year’s RSA Conference. This time, however, we will have a bigger presence and more staff – featuring a number of Red Hat security experts with a variety of backgrounds. We will be covering not only Identity Management (IdM) but the broader landscape of security related topics. Whether you’re interested in talking about high level security strategy, a vision for adopting IdM at your organization, or are simply seeking practical tips on how to solve specific problems related to risk assessment, governance, compliance, or
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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?
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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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