Making the world a safer place with systemd, docker, persistence, and patience

Sometimes things don’t go the way you want. But if you’re Dan Walsh, you don’t give up. You keep working because security is important. Containers are also important, so surely there’s a way to bring these two important things together. Surely.

Dan, a senior principal software engineer for Red Hat, tackled the touchy subject of systemd running with docker. Now, ordinarily, talking about docker or systemd would cause a flurry of responses–champions and detractors. Talking about them together? You must be crazy, Dan. Well maybe so, but Dan is also Dan. That means he’s all for doing the right thing–the right way–to keep businesses and Red Hat customers happy.

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Jessica McKellar and Preeti Murthy win the 2016 Women in Open Source Award

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Two incredible developers were recognized today for their contributions to open source. Delisa Alexander, Red Hat’s executive vice president and chief people officer, announced that Jessica McKellar and Preeti Murthy won the 2016 Women in Open Source award during this morning’s general session.

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Amadeus wins 2016 Innovator of the Year award

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“If we don’t continue to evolve and take on challenges, we will get left behind… Innovation is when you take this idea, you cultivate it, and you make the world a better place.” – Genfare

Marco Bill-Peter and Chris Wright took to the main stage early Thursday morning to announce the 2016 Innovation Awards winners. This year, Red Hat celebrates 10 years of the Innovation Awards, which highlights the achievements made by partners and customers around the globe. What makes each winner stand out is their creative thinking, problem solving, and innovative use of Red Hat solutions.

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A DevOps duo from our cloud product strategist

Gordon Haff, a member of Red Hat’s cloud product team, hosts a blog and podcast dedicated to cloud and computing topics. He’s an expert in the field and has written tons of research, offered product and marketing strategy advice, and is frequently quoted by popular publications on a wide range of IT topics. He’s kind of a rock star.

At Summit this year, he’s been writing (and talking) about DevOps. Check out his posts over at Connection, particularly this hot topic pair:

Getting started with DevOps (for Devs) at Red Hat Summit
If you didn’t make it to the Decomposing DevOps: Understanding How to Get Started session that Haff hosted with Ansible developer Dylan Silva, this is the next best thing.

It examines the most important principles for developers starting out with DevOps processes, including automation, metrics, and modularity, and gives excellent advice through metaphor.

What are the right metrics for DevOps?
If you’re ready to dig deeper into one of the principles explored in the previous post, this is where it’s at. Haff discusses the traditional measurements and metrics that app development uses–and why they’re not all appropriate for a DevOps pipeline.

He also looks at the questions you might be asking, and the audiences who might have differing goals for the same processes.

You CAN teach an old bank new tricks: Société Générale and Ansible

This is the story of a forward-thinking CIO of corporate IT named Bruno Delas. He had a vision to create a new kind of startup team inside his IT department. He wanted to identify and overcome the limitations that keep traditional organizations from being able to develop applications at a rapid pace the way startups can. Could his organization do scrum, DevOps, or lean and be successful?

Was it a matter of organizational change, as Clayton M. Christensen suggested in Innovator’s Dilemma? Would the team need to be autonomous in order to shed heavy organizational structures and limitations? He knew he needed some help.

One day, Delas met a CTO named Fabrice Bernhard. Bernhard was from a small, agile web and mobile development firm.

Their organizations couldn’t be more different. Société Générale, Delas’ firm, is a 150-year-old multinational banking and finance company with more than 175.000 employees. Bernhard’s firm, Theodo, was less than 10 years old and employed barely more than 100 people.

Together, they set a lofty goal: Build and deploy new apps in less than 2 months.

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Manage your digital transformation with Red Hat

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Alessandro Perilli (@giano), GM, management strategy

3 trends are pushing enterprises to adopt a better management strategy. Customers want:

  • Ease of use
  • Speed
  • Modularity

Why? Because enterprise users are consumers too, and they want the same experience at work that they have in their personal lives.

That’s according to Alessandro Perilli, general manager of management strategy at Red Hat, who explained how the Red Hat management portfolio helps companies with their digital transformation.

Frictionless. Programmable. Hybrid.

There’s a push for frictionless IT from enterprise users—they want the same usability they have as consumers. Evernote, for example, is a consumer-grade public cloud. “When we get back to the enterprise environment, we have the same expectations,” explained Perilli. And when that doesn’t match up, it’s jarring. It’s becoming even more true for younger millennial users, who have grown up with public cloud resources in their personal lives.

And hybrid doesn’t only mean hybrid cloud in this case. This is hybrid in the sense of different vendors working together, different products talking to each other, and different platforms being managed under the same roof.

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Ready or not, it’s time to rethink storage

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There are probably exabytes of just internet cat pictures.

It’s no secret that we’re in the midst of a data explosion. Digital assets have grown due to web-scale services like Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix.

50% of households use video on-demand services. And the medical industry has vast imaging needs. These are only some of the causes.

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