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:
- Keep ‘everything’ open source
- 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)
- Take risks and continue to evolve, instead of playing it safe and sticking to legacy products that have been doing fine
- 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 Swapnil Bhartiya, star Thought Leader, CIO Magazine
Kubernetes is in, container registries are a dime a dozen, and maximum container density isn’t the only thing that matters when running containers.
Kubernetes. Around 43 percent of Sysdig’s users employed Kubernetes (including OpenShift, Tectonic, et al.), while 9 percent used Mesos or DC/OS, and 7 percent stuck with Docker Swarm
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.
More at Infoworld
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.
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.