#1 Contributor to Docker and Kubernetes GAs OpenShift Container Platform 3.6

#1 Contributor to Docker and Kubernetes GAs OpenShift Container Platform 3.6

RALEIGH, N.C. — August 9, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 offers an enterprise-ready container platform based on Kubernetes 1.6, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the integrated docker container runtime. By combining these open source technologies, Red Hat, as a leading contributor to both the docker and Kubernetes projects, helps customers to more quickly roll out new services with the support of a stable, reliable and more secure enterprise container solution powered by the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform.

Complete Press Release here.

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

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.

Full Story – http://red.ht/2qwVkEE 

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.