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Friday Five — August 11, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Being a Technical Account Manager (TAM) – A day in the life

For today’s Red Hat Technical Account Manager blog, we figured we would give you something a little different. Some time back, I read a post over on Reddit, written by someone who was considering working for Red Hat, asking if

The changing face of the hybrid cloud

This blog was originally published under the Creative Commons license on opensource.com on July 7, 2017. The original version is available here.

Friday Five — August 4, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Red Hat Shares — August 2017: Hybrid cloud management

Hybrid clouds offer lots of benefits. But getting the most out of them requires a modern management approach using modern tools.

Red Hat® Shares, Red Hat’s monthly corporate newsletter, features our take on technology trends, open source software, …

Red Hat 3Scale API Management and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform honored with industry awards

We are pleased to share that Red Hat has been honored with multiple awards this week, including a 2017 API Award and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards in two categories. Red Hat 3scale API Management received an …

Friday Five — July 28, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Five OpenShift development environments in five minutes

Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 3.10.28 PM.pngIt has been over two months since I spoke at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, and now that the dust has settled, I thought you might be interested in reading a brief summary of my talk on Five O…

Friday Five — July 21, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Open Source Stories film selected for The 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival

We are thrilled to announce that our film, “The Open Patient,” has been selected as an official entry in the 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival.…

How can process snapshot/restore help save your day?

What’s CRIU?

Snapshotting of virtual machines is used on a daily basis now. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta comes with Checkpoint/Restore In Userspace (CRIU, https://criu.org) version 2.12 which allows snapshot/restore of userland processes, so let’s have a look …

Open Container Initiative specifications reach 1.0

Today marks a major milestone in the evolution of Linux containers – the Open Container Initiative (OCI) has released 1.0 versions of the image format and runtime specifications. We’re excited to see the realization of the work that’s a …

Red Hat Customer Portal named one of the "Ten Best Web Support Sites" for seventh consecutive year

We’re thrilled to announce that for the seventh consecutive year, the Red Hat Customer Portal has been named one of the industry’s “Ten Best Web Support Sites” by the Association of Support Professionals (ASP).…

Friday Five — July 14, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Adding api.ai voice assistant to Red Hat Mobile Application forms

Red Hat Mobile Application Platform provides a platform to create mobile applications for many use cases and technologies. Workforce management mobile applications are essential in any size corporation and are increasingly popular in many IT organizations. Most workforce management mobile

Friday Five — July 7, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Red Hat Shares — July 2017: Hybrid cloud security

In 2015, 19% of organizations invested in ​a ​hybrid cloud strategy. Last year, more than half made that investment. The cloud is evolving—shouldn’t your security strategy evolve too?

Red Hat® Shares, Red Hat’s monthly corporate newsletter, features our …

Red Hat announces winners of 2017 EMEA Partner Awards

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Red Hat EMEA Partner Awards. The awards were handed over at the Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference last week and marked the eighth time we have honored our partners in

What's new in Kubernetes 1.7? Extensibility rules

A little more than three years after the first public commit for Kubernetes, the 1.7 release is ready to be released. What’s new in this release? You’ll find a lot of interesting new features, but the overarching theme of 1.7 …

Friday Five — June 30, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Friday Five — June 23, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

What is GENEVE?

My first experience with an overlay tunnel happened back in 2003 when I was working on a project to create a transparent proxy based on Squid and the Cisco WCCP (Web Cache Communication protocol). Part of the configuration between the

Red Hat Satellite 5.8 now generally available

Today, Red Hat is pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Satellite 5.8, the last minor release of the Satellite 5 product line. Red Hat Satellite 5.8 builds upon 10 years of enterprise-proven successes, offering a complete lifecycle …

The channel’s digital transformation challenge

Is the channel ready for digital transformation?…

Automation in the modern enterprise, part 1

Memory lane

Red Hat and Eurotech: Winning in IoT

Today, we are pleased to announce that Red Hat and Eurotech received the IoT Infrastructure of the Year award for our collaboration on Eurotech’s Everyware Cloud at Computing’s Big Data & IoT Excellence Awards, which showcases the achievements of …

Friday Five — June 16, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Fedora 26 Beta now available

We’re pleased to announce that Fedora 26, the latest version of the Fedora operating system, is now available in beta. The Fedora Project is a global community that works together to lead the advancement of free and open source software, …

Red Hat’s Paul Smith honored with IES Lifetime Achievement award

We are pleased to share that the Institute for Excellence in Sales (IES) announced that Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager for Red Hat’s Public Sector business was named the recipient of the IES 7th annual Lifetime Achievement

Three Red Hat leaders named to CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel List

We are pleased to share that three of Red Hat’s channel leaders have been named to CRN’s 2017 Women of the Channel list. Margaret-Ann Bolton, senior director, global partner marketing; Terri Hall, vice president, global cloud and ISV partners …

Friday Five — June 9, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Red Hat general counsel to host panel on fraud and fraud prosecution

Community is at the heart of everything Red Hat does, which is why we also make it a priority to become active members of our communities wherever possible.

The Open Organization: Two years later and going strong

Two years ago, Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst released his book, The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance. The book was ahead of its time, focusing on the need for businesses around the world to abandon top-down, …

How do your tech priorities compare with other APAC businesses?

Digital disruption is affecting businesses in every industry. There is an ongoing pressure to innovate, and today’s technology-enabled customers are empowered and expect companies to keep pace.

To thrive amid all these challenges, organizations should embrace this disruption and take …

Innovators Program Raleigh 2017 now accepting applications

We’re excited to share that The Innovators Program Inc. is now accepting applications for the Innovators Program Raleigh 2017. As a proud sponsor of the Innovators Program since its inception in 2014, we are energized by the spirit of entrepreneurship …

Friday Five — June 2, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

World domination with cgroups – part 5 – hand rolling your own cgroup

Back in time

Our journey so far has been all about control groups in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Because Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 leverages systemd and systemd itself has cgroups rolled into it, every Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat’s EMEA Partner Conference 2017 – stronger together

A recent Gartner report found that almost half of 388 CEOs and senior business leaders surveyed are being challenged by their board of directors to make progress in digital business, and IDC recently forecast $1.2 trillion in worldwide spending on …

Expanding the capacity of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux MD raid – part 1

This multi-part topic finds us deep in the dark realm of storage subsystems. We are going to venture beyond the application layer into the OS and onto the filesystem where all your data resides. Once we arrive at the filesystem

Friday Five — May 26, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst receives Rice University Distinguished Alumni Award


FAQ: Red Hat to acquire Codenvy

What is being announced?

On May 25, 2017, Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy. The acquisition is subject to certain customary closing conditions.

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Why Red Hat is acquiring Codenvy – Expanding our cloud-native app dev portfolio

At last year’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, we talked about how Eclipse Che was becoming an important part of our developer tools strategy. A few weeks ago, you saw that come to life with the introduction of

Why Digital Leaders should also be Digital Teachers

What exactly is a “Digital Leader”? Is it reserved exclusively for tech giants and multinationals? The truth is, any business has the opportunity to excel at digital leadership, regardless of its size.

But this can require more than just IT …

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Beta now available

Today, Red Hat is pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 platform. Nearly three years into its lifecycle, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 continues to …

Friday Five — May 19, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught
our …

Collecting and reading G1 garbage collector logs – part 2

Empowering women at Django Girls workshop 2017

We are proud to share our support for Django Girls’ free programming workshop for women, being held just ahead of PyCon Israel 2017 in Ra’anana, Israel.…

Culture, containers, and accelerating DevOps: The path to digital transformation.

You heard the buzz, watched the live-streams, and heard the news from Red Hat Summit. Let’s keep the conversation going. Join Red Hat, Intel and guest speaker, DevOps enthusiast Gene Kim (author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps

Friday Five — May 12, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Do you know the seven steps to digital success?

Does your organization have a digital transformation strategy yet? Digital mavens like and Airbnb are transforming traditional industries such as transport and hospitality, and incumbents across industries are being challenged by creative, digitally-enabled upstarts.

In 2017, digital business transformation has …

AWS CEO Andy Jassy on Bringing AWS services to hybrid Red Hat OpenShift deployments

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy joined Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst’s keynote at Red Hat Summit last week to share his thoughts on our expanded strategic alliance to natively integrate access to AWS services into Red Hat …

Is your company a Digital Striver or a Digital Skeptic?

In the information age, no organization can escape from the impact of digital disruption. It is disrupting all industries, albeit at different rates. The biggest disruptive force, commonly cited by business leaders we’ve spoken to, is digital innovation by competitors.

Cloud at Red Hat Summit 2017: Day 3

The final day of Red Hat® Summit offered even more sessions from Red Hat and its partners and customers on cloud innovation, use cases, and best practices.

From private-sector to educational organizations, presenters offered insight and technical demos—fresh perspectives for …

SUMMIT DAY 3: Data, automated vulnerability remediation, and Open Innovation Labs

Today was the best of both worlds when it comes to open source: seeing new things from the community and the implementations of those community technologies working together in enterprises. These talks spanned everything from microservices to analytics, automation, and …

APIs at Red Hat Summit: Day 3

Application programming interfaces (APIs) let organizations expose and reuse services both internally and externally—making behavior more consistent and code more long-lasting.…

Infrastructure at Red Hat Summit: Day 3

On the third and final day of Summit, there were plenty more infrastructure talks to be had. Thursday’s sessions shared how enterprises can build private clouds with Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform and Red Hat CloudForms, kick off digital transformation …

Friday Five — May 5, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about
Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Cloud at Red Hat Summit: Day 2

In Wednesday’s keynote, CEO Jim Whitehurst stated, “How we organize to generate innovation matters”—that includes the people, technologies, and practices that make up your IT organization.

Traditional practices that worked in more stable business environments are being outpaced by …

Infrastructure at Red Hat Summit: Day 2

Day two at Summit began with an appeal that may sound surprising, even strange, to some: embrace chaos and drop the notion that success only stems from years of planning and organizing. The world of open source is one of …

Management at Red Hat Summit: Day 2

Your customers’ increasing demand for services―and the growing complexity of the systems you need to provide them―can mean doing things differently.
 
Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s executive vice president of Products and Technology, recognized this in his general session keynote:…

Containers at Red Hat Summit: Day 2

I knew it. I’m surrounded by demos.
Wednesday’s container-centric breakout sessions got deeper into Red Hat® OpenShift, the specifics of working in the platform, and microservices. Practical use is always fun, too—and who doesn’t like impromptu, live demos?…

Security at Red Hat Summit: Day 1



Cloud at Red Hat Summit: Day 1

Red Hat® Summit 2017’s opening general session was all about hybrid cloud. Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, said 70% of our customers name cloud as a top spending priority. But, …

Infrastructure at Red Hat Summit: Day 1

If you attended the morning general session led by Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, you heard some exciting cloud and container-related announcements.…

We can hardly contain our excitement (but we can contain your apps)

If you had any doubts about the role of containers in enterprises, day one of Red Hat® Summit definitely dispelled that rather quickly. From Paul Cormier’s morning keynote–featuring Macquarie, Optum, and Barclays–to the general sessions led by Red Hat …

SECURITY AT RED HAT SUMMIT: DAY ONE



AWS and Red Hat — Digging a little deeper

Hopefully by now, you have either seen the Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat alliance keynote or at least read the press release. Some highlights in case you missed it:
  • AWS cloud services integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container

The future is open: Seizing the opportunity with open source

Several years ago, I delivered a keynote where I walked through a typical day doing many things we all might do on a given day. I withdrew money from an ATM; used the Internet and checked in on some of …

How open source can teach a car to drive

Once seen as purely science fiction, self-driving cars are becoming more than a vision for the future; they are becoming a reality. But with this new technology comes concerns about safety.…

Build anything, deploy everywhere and transform business with Red Hat

“Complexity” is a favorite bogeyman for enterprise IT leaders. At one point in time, it meant that a datacenter featured a blend of hardware and software vendors, perhaps being adventurous enough to experiment with the Linux operating system. Complexity was …

The breadth and reach of the OpenShift marketplace

In 2017, at a time when we are often drowning in data, we can still struggle to understand the dynamics of any given market. Sometimes this is because accounting guidelines prevent or discourage private or public companies from disclosing information. …

Watch Red Hat Summit from anywhere: Red Hat Summit 2017 livestreaming schedule

We’re almost ready to kick-off Red Hat Summit 2017 in Boston, and we are looking forward to a packed and exciting few days at the industry’s premier open source technology event. If you aren’t able to join us in person, …

Friday Five — April 28, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about
Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Microsoft’s Julia White and Red Hat’s DeLisa Alexander to Lead Discussion at 2017 Women’s Leadership Community Luncheon

We’re excited to share that Julia White, corporate vice president at Microsoft, will be joining us for a dynamic discussion with DeLisa Alexander, executive vice president and chief people officer at Red Hat, at the 8th annual Red Hat Women’s

Red Hat Shares — April 2017: OpenStack and private clouds

OpenStack lets you design a unique yet standardized cloud platform—but why and how are other enterprises using it? We cover that with advice and research.

Red Hat® Shares, Red Hat’s monthly corporate newsletter, features our take on technology …

Converting traditional sysV init scripts to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 systemd unit files

The first time you explore a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 system, you will quickly discover that the traditional init scripts are gone. When you view the /etc/init.d/README file, it is going to say that you are using a systemd

World Domination with Cgroups – Part 4 – All the I/Os

Our Journey Continues

If you’re just joining us now, it would be well worth your time to read the first 3 parts of the series. Go ahead, we’ll wait for you. I promise.

Part 1 – Intro

Part 2 –

U.S. Department of Defense releases security configuration standard for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Government-wide, agencies are turning to open source software to enable faster innovation, lower costs, and better security. For the defense and military industries in particular, there is significant potential for innovation with open source technology. However, with new threats appearing …

Friday Five — April 21, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about
Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Storage for the modern enterprise.

Traditional, siloed storage is giving way to tightly integrated workload-optimized storage  

Last week, Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 featuring Kubernetes StatefulSets, cloud-native Java, enhanced container security and developer toolbox.…

Red Hat joins Amicus Brief opposing legality of U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

Red Hat today joined more than 150 business leaders and companies, large and small, in asking U.S. Courts of Appeal to affirm lower court decisions enjoining the President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. The brief lays out the importance of …

Customer highlights to watch for at Red Hat Summit 2017

The premier open source technology conference, Red Hat Summit, is only days away at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 2-4, and many attendees are beginning to fill their Summit calendar. Some of the content we’re most excited about

Red Hat brings CO.LAB to Boston to teach girls coding, collaboration, and the open source way

Last fall, when we announced that Red Hat would be opening a new facility in Boston (coming soon!), we also made a commitment to become an active member of the Boston technology community.…

Friday Five — April 14, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Containers are Linux

Cross-posted from the OpenShift blog.

The four types of Neutron Networks you must understand

If your OpenStack hosted virtual instances need network connectivity you’re going to have to create a network. There are multiple kinds of networks and in order to make the right choice you will need to understand at least two very

The Mobile App Development Complexity and Cost Meter

Designed to assess the cost and complexity of building an app for your business use case

Mobility can add great value to the business; however, its true cost can often be underestimated. Many mobile app development projects require more complex …

Red Hat OpenShift wins Best Development Platform at the Computing DevOps Excellence Awards 2017

We’re delighted to have received an award for Best Development Platform with Red Hat OpenShift at the inaugural Computing DevOps Excellence Awards, which showcased outstanding achievement from organizations, personalities and solutions operating within the DevOps space.…

Friday Five — April 7, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Open Source Stories film selected for The 2nd Annual Brand Film Festival

We are proud to announce that our film, “The Open Patient,” has been selected as an official entry in the 2nd Annual Brand Film Festival.…

How Red Hat and Tate are making a difference through open collaboration

Today, we have the honor of unveiling Red Hat’s support of the Tate Exchange program at Tate Modern. You might wonder what a champion of open source software has in common with a champion of arts and culture. Quite a …

What makes us Red Hat

Open source software is, in fact, eating the world. It is a de facto model for innovation, and technology as we know it, would look vastly different without it. On a few occasions, over the past several years, software …

Red Hat Software Collections 2.4 Beta & Red Hat Developer Toolset 6.1 Beta Now Available

Today, we are pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Software Collections 2.4, Red Hat’s newest installment of open source web development tools, dynamic languages, and databases. Delivered on a more frequent release cadence than Red Hat Enterprise …

Mobile Application Profiling – Part1

Part1: Native Android Memory Profiling

Friday Five — March 31, 2017

The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week’s top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our …

Statement on passage of HB2 reset

Red Hat applauds the bipartisan effort that led to the passage of HB142 in North Carolina, which represents important progress in fostering inclusiveness, economic growth, and jobs creation. Red Hat remains committed to greater diversity and inclusion to strengthen the …

Memory zones and a Linux driver issue

In my time as a TAM at Red Hat, I’ve helped to solve a variety of issues for customers. Each day is a new challenge and with that, a new learning opportunity.

Red Hat Shares — March 2017: Open hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud adoption is on the rise because of benefits like cost, functionality, and availability—but we recommend an open hybrid cloud approach because of the interoperability, workload portability, and flexibility it brings to hybrid environments.…

Building expertise and driving emerging technology with Red Hat partners

Over the past few years, partners have played an increasingly important role in Red Hat’s success. Today, a significant portion of our business comes from our channel partners, who continue to be a key engine for our growth. They’ve helped