“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
If a company wants to run Linux in the public cloud, and they’re not yet ready to go “fully native” in the cloud, they tend to run RHEL in both environments, Whitehurst detailed. Red Hat CFO Frank Calderoni then underlined this point: “The large customers that are…using the public cloud with us are also growing substantially their business on the private side, too.”
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
Red Hat introduces the Quickstart Cloud Installer, the newest feature of Red Hat Cloud Suite designed to orchestrate and install all Red Hat Cloud Suite components from a single interface.
A single, web-based intuitive interface enables users to provision a fully functional cloud solution using any combination of the Red Hat Cloud Suite components, including:
- Red Hat CloudForms 4.1;
- Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (OpenShift Enterprise 3.2);
- Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8;
- Red Hat Satellite 6.2; and
- Red Hat Virtualization 4.
Source: Red Hat Adds QuickStart Cloud Installer to Red Hat Cloud Suite to Help Speed Private Cloud Deployments
Ansible 2 eases configuration management while boosting playbooks, modules, and Windows support
At a time when the configuration management market was dominated by Puppet and Chef, an open source project called Ansible emerged with a simpler approach to automating IT
Infoworld – Adam Bertram
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.
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
The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform is available today. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Beta continues Red Hat’s drive to provide enterprises with a more secure, stable platform for innovation, whether it’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments or Linux container-based applications. The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes enhancements and new features around performance, platform security, reliability and new types of enterprise technology deployments, including Linux container-based applications and IoT.
Visit the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Team blog for details
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) image is now available in the Azure Marketplace gallery. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure.
If you’d like to utilize your existing Red Hat subscription to provision RHEL 6.8 VMs in Azure, you can do so through the Cloud Access program, and by following the Red Hat image preparation guidelines in Azure documentation.
Source: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 is now available in Azure Marketplace | Blog | Microsoft Azure