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 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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Numbers are the only universal language.
– Nathaniel West
Numbers are the language of business. We use them to tell us the real story of how our business is doing—growth, profitability, trends, highlights and challenges.
But getting access to the key numbers at the right time, that’s another matter. Accessing the data and creating financial reports has always been challenging, requiring a major investment of time and resources—whether your enterprise is small or large.
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In Architecting Containers Part 1 we explored the difference between the user space and kernel space. In Architecting Containers Part 2 we explored why the user space matters to developers, administrators, and architects. In today’s post we will highlight a handful of important ways the choice of the user space can affect application deployment and maintenance.
While there are many ways for a given container architecture to affect and/or influence your application, the user space provides tooling that is often overlooked, namely
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Today, Red Hat and Microsoft announced a broad partnership that includes many facets including Microsoft becoming a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider (CCSP), the availability of many of our products on Microsoft Azure, integrated customer service delivery for Red Hat products deployed on premise and on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft .NET integration with many of our platform products, and plans for management tooling integration for open hybrid cloud implementations.
This is something much bigger than just a partnership, and is an evolution that we believe fits perfectly into our overall strategy. Anyone who has followed Red Hat for the past three years knows that we are driving forward with a market vision we refer to as open hybrid cloud. For many, this simply means private-and-public cloud. For Red Hat, we take the word hybrid very seriously, and… it means much more than private and public cloud.
Hybrid means customer choice, and also means acknowledging that most customers have heterogeneous environments. Customers want choice when it comes to the public clouds, and since many rely on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to run their most critical business applications, they are looking for myriad cloud choices for where to run these applications. Making Red Hat Enterprise Linux available on Microsoft Azure
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Six years ago, we worked closely with Microsoft to deliver on a significant and widespread customer request: the ability for our respective operating systems to function as guests on each other’s hypervisor. This was then codified by the certification of Hyper-V as a supported hypervisor for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the certification of Red Hat products as supported hypervisors for use with Windows which both companies have maintained for the past six years.
More than half a decade later, customers are now asking Red Hat and Microsoft to have Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a supported guest in the Azure Cloud. We both heard you! Thanks to a deep commitment by both companies, this day has arrived and, together, we are responding to another important customer ask with full support.
As the game show host says, “But wait! there’s more!” In March 2014, we announced that we were bringing Microsoft .NET capabilities to OpenShift Origin. We now expect that Microsoft .NET capabilities will grow past OpenShift Origin to include
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Over the past few decades we have seen great advancements in the IT industry. In fact, the industry itself seems to be growing at an increasingly faster pace. However, as the industry grows so to does its evil twin – the figurative sum of all threats to IT security.
On the bright side, along with a steady stream of ever-evolving security issues and threats, there has also been a great effort to mitigate and, when possible, entirely eliminate such threats. This is accomplished by either fixing the bugs that allowed these issues and threats to exist (in the first place) or by fixing the configurations and protectionary mechanisms of systems so as to prevent attackers from finding success.
As 2015 has been no stranger to news stories about data leakages, various security flaws, and new types of malware – one could easily conclude that “the dark side” is winning this seemingly eternal race.
However, taking the complexity of today’s IT solutions into account
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The ocean of data coursing through your business can be a blessing or a curse.
If you can use your data to spot opportunities as they appear, it can mean the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately for many companies, key performance indicators and other metrics reporting can involve long waits due to complex legacy systems burdened by large data volumes. The result can be standard reports that take hours or even days—and an inability to deliver custom reports.
How do these companies compensate for slow, inflexible reporting systems? Many end up relying on spreadsheets and manual labor to consolidate information from disparate systems. Is this timely or an efficient use of company manpower? Usually not.
In today’s 24/7, digital world, real-time analytics
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