The reason Ansible is so popular within Red Hat’s field is that it’s wildly popular with enterprise IT. How popular? Well, Ansible already finds its way into a third of all Red Hat deals, as Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst indicated on the company’s most recent earnings call. That is staggering when you consider that Red Hat didn’t acquire Ansible until late 2015, and Ansible didn’t even exist as a project until 2012 or as a company until 2013. For Ansible to be contributing in a significant way to Red Hat’s $2 billion-plus in annual revenue is a major accomplishment.
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To help Java developers manage the transition, Red Hat is happy to announce the availability of a Java container image for cloud native workloads. Red Hat now expands the availability of cloud native packaging models to all Java applications that rely on OpenJDK and Maven. This builds on the proven S2I technology that has been available for OpenShift applications for many years.
Source: Red Hat Brings Cloud Native Services to Every Java Workload – OpenShift Blog
Containers are an ever-growing feature of the cloud world and Microsoft has announced that open-source system Kubernetes is now available its Azure Container Service (ACS)
Source: Kubernetes Now Generally Available On Microsoft Azure Container Service
I’m excited about tomorrow’s Red Hat’s OpenShift on Azure Workshop. We have a great speaker and a packed house.
Develop, Host, and Scale Your Apps in the Microsoft Azure Cloud with Red Hat OpenShift
February 7th, 2017, 9-4 PM Pacific at Microsoft MTC in Bellevue, WA
- Learn the OpenShift Container Platform (built on Docker and Kubernetes)
- Understand how applications run as containers
- Learn techniques to build and deploy applications using source code, dockerfile, and binaries.
- Deploy multi-tiered application
- Techniques for zero downtime deployments.
Veer Muchandi is a Principal Architect with Red Hat Inc. He is a technology evangelist for Containers, PaaS and DevOps. Veer conducts education sessions, technology deep dives, workshops, and proof of concepts or whatever it takes to enable customer adoption of these emerging technologies. He is a well-known blogger, speaker, and an open source enthusiast.
An operating system only matters because it is a platform for applications. Apps make money for businesses and productivity for individuals — i.e. they deliver the real value of computing.
Answer by Mathew Lodge, Board member of CNCF, a Linux Foundation project, on Quora:
Microsoft has decided that the operating system is no longer an important battleground, and that it’s more important to gain market share in cloud (Azure and Office 365) than it is to put energy into battling Linux for application market share. <more>
The lines between open source and proprietary software are blurring. Increasingly organizations are building even in-house technologies with open source methods. This includes Microsoft.
From participating in Node.js, the Core Infrastructure Initiative and other Collaborative Projects at Linux Foundation to its recent partnerships with Red Hat and SUSE, Microsoft is demonstrating a sincere, smart and practical approach to how it builds new technologies and supports its vast customer base
Source: Linux.com | The source for Linux information
KubeCon 2016 Recap – Community, Customers, Stateful Services, Supporting DIY and the Rise of CPaaS
Source: Five Key Takeaways from KubeCon 2016 – OpenShift Blog
Why Red Hat chose Kubernetes:
- Kubernetes pods that allowed developers to deploy one or multiple containers as a single atomic unit.
- Services to access a group of pods at a fixed address and integrated IP and DNS-based service discovery to link those services together.
- Replication controllers to ensure that the desired number of pods is always running and labels to identify pods and other Kubernetes objects.
- A powerful networking model to manage containers across multiple hosts
- The ability to orchestrate storage, allowing you to run both stateless and stateful services in containers.
- Simplified orchestration models that quickly allowed applications to get running without the need for complex two-tier schedulers.
- An architecture that understood that the needs of developers and operators were different and took both of those requirements into considerations, eliminating the need to compromise both important functions.
Source: Why Red Hat Chose Kubernetes for OpenShift – OpenShift Blog
We kicked off the OpenShift Commons OpenShift on OpenStack SIG with a presentation by SIG Chair, Judd Matlin of Dell on Dell’s Reference Architecture.
Next Up: 1000 nodes of OpenShift on OpenStack
The next OpenShift on OpenStack SIG meeting will be held on October 19th at 9:00 am Pacific and will feature a presentation by Red Hat’s Jeremy Eder from Red Hat’s Performance and Tuning team who will be discussing the findings from his work deploying both OpenStack and OpenShift on CNCF.io’s Cluster. He’ll also be discussing the test harness that used to do the scaling tests and the lessons learned.
Jeremy is the author of the CNCF.io blog, “Deploying 1000 nodes of OpenShift on the CNCF Cluster“. Be sure to read it in advance, bring your questions and feedback for the discussion session after his presentation. There will be plenty of time allocated for Q/A.
Source: Introducing OpenShift on OpenStack Special Interest Group – OpenShift Blog