Banco Azteca invests in standard, Open Source Linux.

Banco Azteca, which operates in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Brazil and is among the largest banks in Mexico in terms of coverage, wanted a change. Instead of running its operations on a proprietary UNIX infrastructure, it opted for a fully standardized environment running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read about Banco Azteca’s migration in this case study, and learn how it saved money, sped up response times and improved its customers’ experience.

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Web-scale IT, Open-Source cloud and DevOps: Taking enterprise IT back to the future

It’s exciting times in enterprise IT.

Traditional IT operations face pressures from both business and development teams to provide new and innovative services in response to rapidly changing business requirements, which are being powered by mobile clients, the Internet of things (IoT), and the need for real-time responsiveness. The imperative is to serve existing clients through these new avenues while disarming competition. Thus, the focus is now on keeping up with—or better yet, ahead of—the wave of startups that harness the cloud’s rapid business capabilities.

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Industry Buzz: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 now available

The newest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform is now available, and it gets to the heart of what’s top of mind for many enterprise executives, especially those that oversee IT in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 offers new capabilities to bolster system security, and the news is getting a lot of attention. Here’s a sampling of what the media and others are saying.

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Industry Buzz: Google joins OpenStack

Earlier this month, Google announced it had joined the OpenStack Foundation, an industry effort focused on promoting and supporting the OpenStack ecosystem and the community developing it. The industry welcomed the news, and there was plenty to say about it. Here’s a sampling of what analysts, press and others are saying about Google joining the OpenStack Foundation.

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Sneak Peek: Linux helps the Chicago Mercantile Exchange deliver best possible trading experience.

The CME Group – which includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, and New York Mercantile Exchange – is an international and diverse marketplace that handles 3 billion contracts worth about $1 quadrillion annually. It takes a stable, high-performing and secure IT foundation to support that volume. In this video, hear why the CME Group chose an open source Linux platform.

Chicago Mercantile

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Addressing telco service providers’ requirements with Open Source

Turn on the faucet (tap) and you expect water to flow evenly, not sputter. Turn on the light switch and you expect the light to shine, not flicker. Pick up the phone and you expect dial-tone and the ability to dial a number and hear the other person, not silence. This creates a consumer expectation of “always available.”

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Industry consolidation, new applications advance big data challenges and opportunities in healthcare.

Market consolidation and new applications such as electronic medical records and data analytics are expanding big data’s role in the healthcare industry, and that is a big deal. After all, the data amounts and types are growing at much faster rates, which create both challenges and opportunities.

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Join Red Hat in a webinar on building scalable, interoperable, reliable and secure smart grids.

A smart grid is a complex network that intelligently carries electricity from the plants where it is generated to consumers, using sensor-enable devices, two-way digital communications, remote control and automation and other technologies. It requires the ability to scale to millions of devices, systems, and people—and the interoperability to connect them all—while maintaining stringent levels of security. In a webinar July 22, Red Hat executives will detail how open source and open standards can help the utility ecosystem build the devices, systems, and solutions to complete a smart grid that scales, interoperates and is reliable and secure.

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Tune in: Light Reading and Red Hat talk open source and NFV in upcoming webinar

Telcos are looking to network functions virtualization (NFV) to help them migrate to cloud-based networks. NFV borrows a page from the virtualization playbook by decoupling network services from the physical hardware and substituting network appliances with software running on commercial servers. Open source has a role here, and you can learn more in this webinar July 22, hosted by Light Reading and sponsored by Red Hat.

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Energy, Oil & Gas join the Red Hat Vertical Industries Blog!

In Red Hat’s Vertical Industries blog, we’re adding another important commercial segment: energy— encompassing utilities and smart grid as well as oil and gas. For companies in these industries, business is not for the faint of heart. These markets are operating in global economic turmoil, undulating price swings, increased competition, and ever-changing regulatory environments.

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