Red Hat Container Technology Strategy

“Control and choice”

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In the late 20th century, the datacenter underwent a succession from proprietary mainframes to UNIX to Linux®. This was largely a result of software innovation presenting robust, cheaper alternatives to the previous extremes of vertical integration. As new freedoms arose, the centralized control once held by IT administrators was fragmented, and developers began assuming some of the responsibilities. With diversified ownership and the ability to combine and tailor software, innovation became a major factor in creating new markets and technologies. Things became more flexible.

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Burr Sutter & company blow your mind at Red Hat Summit

The best demos are live demos. They’re intense, fast-paced, and full of excitement–for the audience, of course. The presenters never want excitement. They want everything to work as expected. And the keynote demo this morning delivered all of that and more.

“Think of this as our flying trapeze act.”

Burr Sutter, Red Hat’s director of developer experience, gave a demo that spoke to the core of Red Hat Summit: The developers. The operations teams. Those that do. This demo built on the concepts that Paul Cormier addressed earlier in the morning. Developers feel many pains in their day-to-day lives and need resources to make apps work, then into production. Even getting their environment set up properly can be a chore. File tickets. Wait. Hope. Get resources. Code. Rise and repeat.

On the other side, operations teams are constantly getting barraged with requests from developers. Ticket after ticket comes in requesting resources. But developers don’t understand all that ops have to deal with. Dependencies, requests, patches, updates, more tickets, more requests, more updates. It’s impossible to keep up with.

DevOps to the rescue

The power of DevOps is that these teams can be linked together in culture, processes, and tools. What if you had a way to automate all of this? A single place for everyone to work together and cast aside the madness. A way to get to production faster, using containers, and continuously integrating and delivering. And what if you could see it live at the Red Hat Summit? Yeah, that’d be cool…

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Push it real good: Continuous delivery at the push of a button

Andrew Rubinger, an architect within Red Hat’s developer programs group, showed us how to revolutionize your deployments. Sounds like a long, complicated talk–surely something like this takes forever to set up. Actually, this was the shortest talk I’ve ever experienced at a Red Hat Summit. 

That’s not a bad thing. It speaks volumes to the shift that we’re seeing in IT. The tools are there. They have the power and can do what we want and need. The change is in how people interact with those tools.

Good news: It’s finally getting easy.

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Red Hat Mobile: A walkthrough of the platform

DevNation is off to a great start and if you missed Cian Clarke’s overview of Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, I feel bad for you, son. And if you like live demos and real-world examples from your presenters, I feel extra bad. Cian broke his talk down to 3 slides and 40+ minutes of demos. We’ll get to that later, but let’s get some general info out of the way first.

What’s a mobile application platform?

For those that haven’t spent much time with mobile app platforms, Cian made it easy to see the power of being able to iterate fast, push updates, and track the progress of your mobile apps. Red Hat Mobile Application Platform gives you all of that and more.

Why a do I need a platform?

A mobile app platform is important if you’re dealing with multiple apps, multiple mobile form factors (tablets, phones, watches, etc), multiple back-end systems, developers, versions, etc. Basically, if you’re an enterprise working in mobile at all, a platform can help you manage everything–across multiple teams–from a central tool.

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Craig Muzilla delivers middleware keynote at 2015 Red Hat Summit

“Does technology really matter?”

Craig Muzilla, Red Hat senior vice president, Applications Platforms Business, says no. Not when it comes to succeeding in today’s market. “I will argue that despite all the changes in technology over the last 5 years, technology doesn’t really matter; what matters is how you create new value with that technology and new business models with that technology,” he said.

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Using SOA platforms to modernize legacy applications for the cloud

In this session, we’ll explore modernizing legacy architecture and applications to provide a flexible foundation for future needs, including highly integrated cloud-based applications, services, and data. You’ll learn about:

  • Cost-effective IT architecture and application renewal and reduced implementation risk.
  • Solutions, such as OpenShift by Red Hat, that break down IT productivity barriers.
  • Rapid SOA deployment on Red Hat JBoss Middleware (8 weeks vs. 12 months).
  • Enhanced interoperability and flexibility in heterogeneous environments.

Specifically targeted to the the health and public service sectors, this session will include proven examples of cloud migrations from those industries.

Cisco Prime Service Catalog & OpenShift

IT departments are under greater pressure than ever to reduce costs and increase access to larger amounts of information. In this session, we’ll cover the combination of Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Red Hat OpenShift. You’ll learn how to create domains and applications then automatically bind them to specific projects.

Get going faster with on-demand private PaaS

Many organizations are implementing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) side by side. But can these hybrid IT environments be managed as one? Accenture will show that they can with the Accenture Cloud Platform, a cloud management platform for orchestration, development, and deployment of cloud services.

In this session, Accenture cloud executives representing PaaS and Accenture Cloud Platform groups will demonstrate how OpenShift Enterprise can be provisioned on a choice of IaaS providers in pre-established blueprints. They’ll also talk about building the tool and the value generated through managing automated, self-service, standardized cloud capabilities, with myriad services and providers, on a central platform.