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Join Red Hat and a guest speaker from Forrester for an insightful discussion on why the adoption of commercial Linux continues to gain traction as organizations consider their long term IT strategy. 

Over the past decade, Linux has become the de facto choice for IT departments. It has expanded beyond data center use cases to include cloud and edge deployments for those working to migrate workloads or modernize their IT environments. Commercial Linux builds on community technology to bring safe innovation and stability that can be critical for IT teams to effectively operate and manage workloads anywhere they run.  

Your organization may need to use multiple environments to achieve the highest performance for specific workloads, or to accommodate evolving technology needs. You may also need to manage and maintain on-premise and legacy systems. For these reasons, the complexity never just increases - it multiplies. Are there too many systems to manage? Do you have skill gaps due to sprawl? Is the management of your security patches and compliance requirements overwhelming across asynchronous environments? This complexity can quickly render an inefficient infrastructure.  

How can you best deploy and manage Linux? Take control of your environment with a strategic, consistent approach to ensure that your features and services, compliance and security, governance and visibility, and data control are all working together, and managed from the same place.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Trends seen by Forrester in the Linux space
  • Why commercial Linux offers safer innovation
  • Increased business agility to deploy workloads faster
  • Enhanced security with a trustworthy platform
  • How to mitigate skills gaps
  • Operational efficiency through standardization and consistency

Live event date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 11 am ET
On-demand event: Available for one year afterward.

Alvin Nguyen

Alvin Nguyen

Senior Analyst of Enterprise Architecture, Forrester

Alvin Nguyen is a senior analyst in Forrester’s enterprise architecture (EA) priority, providing guidance to technology architects worldwide on evolving a relevant, modern, and valuable architecture practice. He is deeply engaged in researching the transformation of the IT operating model, in particular service management, infrastructure and operations, DevOps, migration, and process automation.

Alvin began his consulting career at EMC Consulting, where he focused on infrastructure and process optimization. At Accenture, he served as a technical lead, helping clients integrate acquisitions into their IT organization and infrastructure. As an architect at Datalink, he developed consulting offerings centered on data center transformations and cloud strategy.

Prior to consulting, Alvin was a storage architect who focused on standards (Fibre Channel, SMI-S) and interoperability (former SNIA ICTP subcommittee chair). He also holds a patent for object stores (US patent US6742020).

Alvin holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University.

Chris Wells

Chris Wells

Senior Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat

Chris Wells is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux, leading the team responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for Red Hat Enterprise Linux since 2017.  Before moving over to the Platforms team, Chris was the Product Owner for Red Hat Satellite. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Red Hat Satellite business, including business, technical, and go-to-market strategy. Prior to that, he worked as the Senior Manager of Product Marketing for the Management team. In this position, he was responsible for leading a team of Product Marketing Managers tasked with marketing all products, including Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms.

Chris is a high-tech veteran with more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, and technology training. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2008, he worked at Quest Software, where he was Director of Product Marketing for several of their Windows Management enterprise products. Prior to that, he held product marketing and product management positions at Sterling Commerce (now part of IBM), a leading provider of business integration solutions.