Red Hat and Microsoft: Partnering to bring Enterprise Customers to the Cloud

Red Hat and Microsoft: Partnering to bring Enterprise Customers to the Cloud

For years Windows and Linux have been rival development and runtime environments used by two distinct development communities – .Net vs. J2EE. At least that’s what we thought. In fact, they are not rivals at all, really. Rather, they are both commonly used by nearly all enterprises to develop and execute the applications they need to run their businesses.

Today, those applications are being modernized, containerized and redeployed across multiple clouds. Business and IT planners alike are rethinking how to develop new cloud-native applications and the infrastructure needed to deploy them to their best execution venue whether on-premises, in or across private, public or hybrid clouds. They expect the IT vendors and service providers they use to do more than just coexist. They expect partnerships dedicated to customer success – and none more so than among the two leading vendors in each community, Microsoft and Red Hat.

In this webinar 451 Research Principal Analyst Carl Lehmann, Nicholas Gerasimatos of Red Hat and Jose Miguel Parrella, Sr Product Marketing Manager for Open Source at Microsoft will address:
–  How to overcome common challenges of application modernization, infrastructure management, and cloud deployment.
–  The partnership, and capabilities enabled therein, between Microsoft and Red Hat.
–  How Microsoft Azure and Red Hat ecosystems support and complement each other.

Participants will learn how Microsoft and Red Hat build upon each other’s strengths in container-based, cloud-native application development, infrastructure deployment and operations to better serve their mutual customers through joint business practices, technology support, and ecosystem.

Carl Lehmann – 451 Research Principal Analyst, Nicholas Gerasimatos – Red Hat, Jose Miguel Parrella – Microsoft  Jun 29 2017 58 mins

Kubernetes 1.7 – Extensibility

Kubernetes 1.7 – Extensibility

A big focus in the 1.7 release is extensibility. This allows Kubernetes to expand its scope and functionality without “bloating” the project, said Brockmeier. New features that focus on extensibility include Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs), which allow extension of the Kubernetes API to provide features that look like first-class APIs to users. CRDs is in beta for Kubernetes 1.7.

Article from SDTimes

Is Microsoft is becoming a Linux vendor?

On Microsoft’s own Azure cloud, 75% of machines run Linux. These are Microsoft customers who are running Linux. Microsoft needs to support the platform they use, or they will go somewhere else.

To that end, Microsoft has written a Linux subsystem in Windows, that allows users/admins to run bash commands.

Is Microsoft’s victory a loss for traditional Linux vendors? To some degree, yes. Microsoft has become a direct competitor. But the clear winner here is Linux.

Microsoft doesn’t own any Linux technologies. They are totally dependent on an external vendor, in this case Canonical, for their entire Linux layer. Too risky a proposition, if Canonical gets acquired by a fierce competitor.

Read the full story from CIO magazine here

BMW deploys Red Hat OpenShift container platform

BMW deploys Red Hat OpenShift container platform

BMW Group, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, has deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to support its delivery of business applications and services.

“After the decomposition of traditional applications into micro-services running on containers, Red Hat OpenShift container platform enables the BMW Group to do point scaling to adjust loads to peaks and troughs in demand, and to deliver the continuous service that today’s consumers expect,” explains Red Hat.

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Red Hat’s secrets of success

Red Hat’s secrets of success

Red Hat has done it again. The company reported fourth quarter revenues of $629 million, up 16 percent year-over-year. This translates to over $2.4 billion in annual revenues.

The key points I get from Red Hat’s success are:

  1. Keep ‘everything’ open source
  2. Contribute to key open source projects (it benefits you as you can also influence the direction of the project. The more you contribute, the more say you get)
  3. Take risks and continue to evolve, instead of playing it safe and sticking to legacy products that have been doing fine
  4. Bite off as much as you can chew; don’t enter so many areas just because that’s trendy or because everyone else is doing it.

By , star Thought Leader, CIO Magazine