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Red Hat Summit 2017: Inside the latest with open source tech


Red Hat Summit 2017 will be taking place in Boston on May 2 to 4. Like every year, 2017's offerings will run the gamut, from hands-on sessions to high-high level discussions. Speakers will include Jim Whitehurst, the president and CEO of Red Hat, as well as Red Hat's president for products and technologies, Paul Cormier. Other big names planning to present include Microsoft's Julia White and Google's Sam Ramji.

If you want to get a head start, we've compiled our coverage from last year's summit, including a look at the role Ansible plays in DevOps. It's also a good time to brush up on your virtualization understanding. When does it make sense to use RHEL, RHEV or OpenStack? We've got the explanations you need.

Those struggling to use containers in the most efficient way -- particularly in the cloud -- might benefit from tips and advice on how OpenShift works. And in the increasingly important but complex API market, Red Hat stepped into the management arena when it acquired 3scale.

As a major proponent of open source technology, Red Hat is uniquely positioned in the market. It's made some in the company eager to teach everyone the "rules for playing nicely in the open source world." But it's also the biggest open source cheerleader around, convincing even IBM to step in to help make enterprises more comfortable. Some would even say Red Hat is an open source conglomerate, with all the benefits -- and challenges -- that entails. Get prepped for the Red Hat Summit 2017 with this coverage guide.

1Red Hat Summit 2016-

Looking back

As you get ready for Red Hat Summit 2017, take a look back at last year's event. Learn about Ansible configuration management, why Microsoft integration is necessary and the other big news related to Red Hat 2016.


Ansible configuration management points to automation

Ansible configuration management's roadmap points to more automation in more areas of the enterprise IT infrastructure. Continue Reading


Why Red Hat's future includes Microsoft integration

With RHEL hitting platform maturity, Red Hat's future includes Microsoft integration, expanded management and a smaller footprint. Continue Reading


What's happening at Red Hat Summit 2016

At its recent annual summit, Red Hat disclosed a rebranded OS platform, some updates and a new version of OpenShift, its container provisioning platform. Continue Reading

2Red Hat tooling-

On virtualization

What are the latest Red Hat virtualization offerings? Find out about RHEL 6.8 and what to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 in this section on Red Hat's virtualization tools.


What are the virtualization choices for Red Hat?

While the KVM functionality in Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help admins manage VMs on a few servers, larger deployments may call for RHEV and OpenStack. Continue Reading


RHEL offerings include VPN tools and new archiving

The most common data center operating system gets its final 6.x updates with the addition of a local backup archiving tool before transitioning to just security and stability updates. Continue Reading


Learn about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 gives admins more granular control over security, DR and containers, while laying the foundation for IoT workloads -- something RHEL 8 will likely build on. Continue Reading

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On containers and API management

How are containers transforming APIs? Learn about Red Hat's transitions in API management and what updates have been made to existing services and data storage areas in this section on API management and containers.


Learning about Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a developer-focused PaaS that supports application development teams in a range of industries and business sizes. Continue Reading


Red Hat's latest Gluster storage boosts container performance

Red Hat's latest Gluster storage update improves performance, deepens container support and introduces space-saving alternative to three-way replication to ensure data integrity. Continue Reading


Why PaaS is changing with containers

New PaaS offerings have put their best foot forward in terms of container orchestration and management, which has attracted a new generation of IT ops pros. Continue Reading


What is included in the Red Hat Ceph update release?

Red Hat showed off a major new Ceph storage release and a Gluster update more tightly integrated to work with application containers to launch its annual summit. Continue Reading


Red Hat talks acquisition of 3scale

Enterprise-class API management tools are central to cloud application development and integration. Red Hat is acquiring 3scale to fill a glaring gap in its product line. Continue Reading


Managing data and services with API technology

As the number of APIs used by enterprises soars, tight control and security must be balanced against unfettered access and ease of use. Such is the state of API technology. Continue Reading

4Red Hat management-

On open source

Learn why Red Hat continues to remain a huge conglomerate in the open source market. Get insight into open source success strategies, how IBM influences the OpenStack platform and why you should consider RHEL in this open source section.

Blog Post

Red Hat's eight steps to open source success

Everyone wants to use and participate in an open source software environment but sadly not everyone knows how to do it right. This is the perspective of Matt Hicks, vice president of engineering ... Continue Reading

Blog Post

Why Red Hat is the conglomerate of open source

Red Hat has become a major provider of infrastructure software and tools and faces the same challenges as any technology vendor with a broad product portfolio. However, it remains loyal to the open ... Continue Reading


How Red Hat OpenStack platform got enterprise-friendly

By the end of the month, enterprises can get the Red Hat OpenStack Platform through the IBM Cloud. The offering is expected to make the software for private clouds easier to use. Continue Reading

Blog Post

Red Hat announces no-cost RHEL

Red Hat has announced the availability of a no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscription, available as part of the Red Hat Developer Program. Continue Reading

5Ready for Red Hat Summit 2017?-

On terminology

As you look toward Red Hat Summit 2017, take a moment to review some wording that will be ever-present at this year's summit.

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