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Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers
InfoWorld – November 18, 2015
“Last year OpenShift [by Red Hat] 2 was my favorite open source PaaS [Platform-as-a-Service]. I said at the time, 'OpenShift is outstandingly easy to use, manage, and install' ... Since then, OpenShift has undergone a complete rewrite to use Docker containers, instead of 'cartridges' and 'gears,' to deploy applications. In theory, that should make the OpenShift PaaS even simpler to use and give it an even larger pool of languages and applications, thanks to the containers already on Docker Hub ... OpenShift Enterprise is the most stable and typically the biggest deal to install. You need to create a master, the infrastructure (the registry, router, and storage), and at least two nodes, and that involves starting with RHEL [Red Hat Enterprise Linux] and adding Docker, Kubernetes, and finally OpenShift ... On the whole, I'm impressed with OpenShift 3. I can still say with a straight face, 'For both developers and operators, OpenShift fulfills the promise of PaaS.”
How Red Hat saved Cox Auto nearly $5M
Auto Remarketing – December 8, 2015
“As the Internet has emerged as the way for user to research vehicles, Red Hat detailed Cox Automotive has digitized and moved its major existing brands online, making it easy to use familiar companies such as Autotrader, Manheim and Kelley Blue Book. However, the companies acknowledged that increased traffic and requests for IT service were slowing deployment and service times. Building on a continuing relationship with Red Hat that dates from 2005, Cox Automotive chose Red Hat CloudForms to manage its cloud infrastructure and deliver self-service access to IT resources for its portfolio of more than 25 brands. With Red Hat CloudForms' single unified interface, workers from all areas of the company serving various customer groups can view a shared IT environment, enabling easy access to self-service offerings for developers, enterprise architects and QA specialists.”
Red Hat Ceph Storage captures throne
Red Hat Storage Blog – December 17, 2015
“For the second straight year, Red Hat Storage has received the prestigious Brand Leader award for Scale-out Object Storage Software by IT Brand Pulse. The 2015 winners were selected by IT professionals in an independent, non-vendor-sponsored survey of IT Brand Pulse's million members and 100+ online IT groups. Red Hat Ceph Storage led a competitive field of fifteen vendor choices to sweep top rankings in all six categories: market, price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation.”
State of the Red Hat Union is Secure
Red Hat Blog – December 22, 2015
“As we think about 2016 and beyond, it’s critical to recognize that we are building tomorrow’s IT legacy today. The next generation of technologists will inherit the decisions we make now just like we are dealing now with the legacy decisions made by the generation before us … Ask yourself how much flexibility, portability, and choice your technology decisions will give you in the future. Open source and open APIs [application program interfaces] give you the broadest range of options moving forward as you migrate more of your enterprise’s applications to the cloud. Red Hat believes that open source not only offers faster innovation, but [also] the freedom and flexibility to help organizations escape legacy decisions tied to single vendors.”
Adobe, Microsoft, Red Hat Aim For Cloud Makeovers
NASDAQ – December 31, 2015
“The three big guns in IBD's Computer Software-Desktop group -- Microsoft, Adobe and Red Hat -- have reloaded, taking aim at the cloud for growth … Red Hat's computer server operating system has displaced Unix in most corporate data centers. Its challenge is staying in the mix as companies move to next-generation data-center technologies, geared for hybrid, private-public cloud infrastructure, analysts say … Red Hat may have an edge, according to analysts, as companies steer away from proprietary technologies that could lock them into vendors. Red Hat has been investing in emerging technologies, such as cloud software standard OpenStack, and making acquisitions.”
Linux and open source have won, get over it
ZDNet – January 4, 2016
“In 2015, Microsoft embraced Linux, Apple open-sourced its newest, hottest programming language, and the cloud couldn't run without Linux and open-source software ... Today's Microsoft isn't Gates or Ballmer's Microsoft. Today's Microsoft has brought .NET Core to Linux … As for the cloud, which is where all IT work is headed, much of it already runs Linux and uses open-source server programs. As Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure, said last fall, '[O]ne in four instances [on Azure] are Linux.' And Amazon Web Services (AWS), the biggest cloud of all? ... It runs on a customized version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) code. Looking ahead, this trend will only continue. OpenStack, a pure open-source cloud play with vast support, continues to grow in popularity.”

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