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

OpenShift Container Platform: A Holistic Approach to Container Security

OpenShift Container Platform: A Holistic Approach to Container Security

Docker Inc’s introduction of secrets into Docker Datacenter is a welcome and expected development. The Kubernetes community has had this capability for years and it has helped propel Red Hat’s Enterprise Kubernetes distribution, the OpenShift Container Platform, further into many mission-critical use cases and deployments.

Source: Medium

Red Hat Brings Cloud Native Services to Every Java Workload – OpenShift Blog

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

OpenShift on Azure Workshop in Bellevue, WA

OpenShift on Azure Workshop in Bellevue, WA

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.

Speaker

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 Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is Now Generally Available

Despite the container tidal wave (i.e,OpenShift/Docker/Kubernetes/Mesosphere/Swarm/Joyent/CoreOS/Atomic/CoreOS et al.) virtualization technology still remains very relevant.

Red Hat now has “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Red Hat, announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4 (formerly known as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization). This release follows Red Hat’s recent “Visionary” ranking in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure, whereby Gartner validated our strategy of being a strong alternative enterprise virtualization platform. Additionally, this version is monumental because it is our 10th product release and it is packed with key enterprise features that enable our customers to achieve infrastructure modernization, enhanced management, automation, and advanced networking functionality. Moreover, numerous bugs and fixes were made to support the stability and scalability of the product. This release marks a chasm shift whereby we have stopped chasing competitors and are instead focused on developing innovative features that our customers demand.

Jim Whitehurst on how the open-source management style works

Jim Whitehurst on how the open-source management style works

TORONTO—Five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of Linux, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst delivered a keynote address at LinuxCon. Today, he returned to the LinuxCon stage here to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, bringing a message not all that different from the one he shared in 2011.

“Investment banks don’t typically care about freedom; they don’t really even care that much about cost. They care about hav[ing] the best features and functionality”

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, explains at LinuxCon how the open-source management style works.  full story on eweek – By Sean Michael Kerner