Companies across industries continue to accumulate enormous amounts of data every day, and that’s good news, considering that 62 percent of them believe that big data has significant potential to create a competitive advantage, according to a report from PwC. Financial institutions are no different. What is critical, however, is the ability to store, access and analyze all that data so it can deliver real value. Capital One is well on its way, with a new project called the Analytics Garage that uses the agility of containers and software-defined storage to offer a big data analytics applications development platform that is scalable, fast and enables self-service.
This month Red Hat is hosting three specialized, hands-on workshops in Phoenix, Atlanta and New York to help IT directors and administrators build a more efficient and agile infrastructure. The workshops include presentations and hands-on labs covering setup, process and deployment of customizable enterprise infrastructure solutions from Red Hat.
More and more, healthcare companies are revamping their IT infrastructures and considering how Linux can help them achieve their goals. It’s a good strategy: healthcare organizations have to contend with electronic medical records (EMRs), new digital services, increasingly complex regulations, and the need to streamline operations while dealing with budget and resource constraints. But what’s the best course? Learn tactics and best practices in an upcoming client briefing with OnX, HP, Intel, Red Hat and VMware.
Linux container technology is making an impact in vertical industries, and for good reason. Containers can foster agile and scalable IT infrastructures, facilitate DevOps, and improve the quality of applications. In June, financial services giant Goldman Sachs threw its weight behind the Open Container Project, an industry initiative to establish standard, open source software and specifications for container formats and runtimes. Earlier in the year, the research and development arm of Deutsche Telekom told Business Cloud News it is testing virtualized network services inside Docker-formatted Linux containers and leveraging the capabilities of OpenV, an open source software-based multilayer network switch, in the container world.
When it came time to upgrade a server system that had already been triaged, Hennepin Home Health Care chose an open source, Linux platform. Why? It needed an IT solution that was reliable, secure and agile to handle the company’s growth and ongoing adoption of electronic billing and medical records systems, and to be ready for government mandates and the constantly changing healthcare industry. Hear Hennepin Home Health Care’s story in this video.
The Internet of Things (IoT) market is hot. Today, there are about 13.5 billion IoT-connected devices, and in five years, it’s estimated that there could be as many 38.5 billion devices. Trouble is, IoT devices can be risky when it comes to cybersecurity. But here’s the good news: IoT devices can be secured and Red Hat’s Russel Doty gives the lowdown in this recently published article. It’s a must read!
Now more than ever—with today’s constant pressures to provide new and innovative services—IT organizations must encourage and institute a culture of continuous learning and improvement. DevOps, a relatively new approach that draws on agile IT development but goes far beyond, can help IT achieve these goals.
While high performance computing (HPC) has seen continued growth in other industries, adoption has been relatively sluggish in the financial services sector. But increasingly complex regulatory mandates, guidelines and rules within the industry are driving the need for applications that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and very high compute capabilities and thus leading to greater adoption of HPC. Listen to our on-demand webcast to learn what financial services companies need to know to stay ahead, and how to implement a cost-effective solution that will pay long-term dividends.
There’s big data, the continual onslaught of new technologies, and the anticipated rise of the Internet of Things (IoT). How can oil and gas companies manage the resulting information explosion? Find out in our on-demand webcast, in which Red Hat and SAP execs offer insights and solutions for managing all that information so companies can extract more value from operational data, drive bottom-line efficiencies and boost top-line growth.