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

Last updated:April 2017

Editor's note

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.​


1On 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.

2On 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.

3On 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.

4Looking 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.