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.
“Red Hat has helped enable the Windows container support at several levels, including laying foundational groundwork to have Windows nodes connected to the cluster and assisting in the prototyping of how Kubernetes concepts can be mapped to Windows containers,”
Clayton Coleman, lead engineer for OpenShift at Red Hat
According to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst), it’s really OpenShift, the company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that promises a bright, developer-friendly future for Red Hat.
only Google surpasses Red Hat in Kubernetes code contributions, and Docker Inc. is the only company to contribute more code to the Docker container project.
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
To some, containers and virtualization are essentially the same thing – a rip and replace alternative for the other. To others, they are completely different technologies with different use cases. The truth is that containers and virtualization do have a lot in common, but not as much as some people think. To get the most out of each of these important technologies, we must understand the ins and outs of containers and virtualization and how they do and don’t work together.
A common misconception is that containers are just an evolution of virtual machines (VMs), but there are some major differences between the technologies.
Full Story on vmblog.com – Gunnar Hellekson
The Why: What’s the Fuss and Why Should You Bother Thinking About Containers?
If I were a CEO, the first question I’d ask anytime someone presented a new technology to me, would be a simple one: Why? As in Why this software or tool? What’s its purpose? How is it going to improve the business?
Answer: The most significant impact of containers is that they are going to simplify development and deployment overall. This means new software and new versions are available faster, and that there are fewer problems in making that software available.
Full Article from Forbes
“It’s like the iPhone App Store for enterprise,” Whitehurst says, meaning containers are as significant to enterprise app developers as the app store is to consumer app developers. “It makes it dramatically easier to develop technology. It literally can double the productivity of your development staff.”
Source: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: containers creating winners and losers – Business Insider