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 OpenShift.io, 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.
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.
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
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
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
Users anticipate fewer multicloud management snags with Ansible natively integrated into the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms management platform. Continue Reading
With the largest public cloud provider's support, OpenShift will advance hybrid cloud container portability. Continue Reading
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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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.
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
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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.
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 update improves performance, deepens container support and introduces space-saving alternative to three-way replication to ensure data integrity. Continue Reading
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
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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.
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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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's roadmap points to more automation in more areas of the enterprise IT infrastructure. Continue Reading
With RHEL hitting platform maturity, Red Hat's future includes Microsoft integration, expanded management and a smaller footprint. Continue Reading
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Red Hat terms
Review these important terms, which were ever-present at this year's summit.