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


The 2017 Red Hat Summit in Boston was about giving and taking away, both very good things for mobile and cloud application developers. Red Hat is giving developers profound piece of mind with the Red Hat Container Index, a new service that assigns scores based on an examination of the security, performance, and version currency of every container that constitutes Red Hat's own products along with those of its ISV partners. And taking away the need to ever again install development tools on local workstations thanks to the launch of, a complete, end-to-end online development environment for designing, creating, testing, and deploying hybrid cloud services through automated CI/CD pipelines.

During the Summit, a couple of major themes stood out clearly. First, enterprise organizations have warmed up towards the use of open source software, if they are not already embracing it for major production workloads. Not only are they using open source, they’re actually "doing" open source – putting open source principles to work inside the development team to speed up delivery, a process many are calling "inner source."

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 the latest from the Red Hat 2017 Summit.​


1Conference takeaways-

Red Hat Summit 2017

Find out the latest news from the conference including talks on API management strategies, open source ideas and checking out 'inner source' trends.


MIT's Open Agriculture Initiative illustrates open source users

Open source development brings speed and creativity, but it can also fundamentally change how users employ tech. MIT's Open Agriculture Initiative illustrates this point. Continue Reading


How open source impacts lives

According to advocates, open source software is just the first step in a larger movement -- one that aims to make open source an integral part of our daily lives. Continue Reading


Middleware-layer performance issues: How to plan and who's in charge

As the nature of software changes, how should organizations think about middleware? A Red Hat expert explains how to maintain performance and who should be in charge of middleware. Continue Reading

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Top three questions for API strategy planning

When formulating an API strategy, there are three questions organizations should ask themselves. Answering them should help set that strategy in the right direction and optimize the value of your APIs. Continue Reading


Red Hat's new containerized management platform

With the use of APIs in enterprises soaring into the hundreds and beyond, Red Hat devises a containerized management platform that provides scalability for developers and DevOps. Continue Reading


How inner source is changing enterprise software development

The open source model has been so effective that some organizations are making it their own -- literally. Here's how inner source is changing enterprise software development. Continue Reading


What is Red Hat's future with cloud?

The open source software company is transitioning from its Linux roots to cloud services. Continue Reading


Ansible natively integrates the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms

Users anticipate fewer multicloud management snags with Ansible natively integrated into the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms management platform. Continue Reading


Containers and cloud changing infrastructures

In business, academia and government, application teams demand flexible and fast IT infrastructure. These organizations turned to containers and cloud computing to make it happen. Continue Reading


OpenShift advances hybrid cloud container portability

With the largest public cloud provider's support, OpenShift will advance hybrid cloud container portability. Continue Reading

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How big banks are weaving DevOps and Security together

BOSTON -- Security rules are inescapable for IT service providers within a financial enterprise, and several such companies filled in their peers on how they've approached DevOps and security in ... Continue Reading

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OpenShift takes center stage at Red Hat 2017

BOSTON -- It was called Red Hat Summit, but it could just as easily have been OpenShift Summit. Red Hat's platform as a service product was the hottest topic at the show here this week. Enterprise ... Continue Reading

Blog Post takes on app dev at Red Hat 2017

Red Hat Summit announcements included the browser-based IDE, the Container Health Index service, a tighter relationship with AWS, and on-premises containerized API management. 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

3Red Hat updates-

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.

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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

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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

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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

5Red 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

6Ready for Red Hat Summit 2017?-

Red Hat terms

Review these important terms, which were ever-present at this year's summit.

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