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January 18, 2022

Star Trek fan? You won’t want to miss this — there’s a very special guest coming to Red Hat coffee hour that we’re all (ridiculously) excited about.

In addition, we have open source security news, a boatload of upcoming workshops, webinars and other events to tell you about, as well as our regular blog updates, sysadmin goodies, deep dives, and more. Let’s get started.

Red Hat participates in White House Open Source Security Summit

The White House National Security Council hosted an Open Source Security Summit. The meeting brought together U.S. public sector and technology industry leaders, including Matt Hicks, executive vice president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, Chris Wright, senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), and Mark Bohannon, vice president of Global Public Policy at Red Hat, to discuss efforts to improve open source software security. You can read Red Hat’s statement about the Summit here.

Open source security was also the focus of a recent RedMonk Conversation in which Stephen O'Grady (RedMonk) and Vincent Danen (Vice President, Red Hat Product Security) discussed security, open source and the intersection of the two. They cover a lot of ground in the conversation, which you can watch here. You can also learn more about Red Hat’s approach to hybrid cloud security here.

Webinars, workshops, and a coffee chat with Captain Kirk

William Shatner promotional photoYou heard right! William Shatner TV’s very own Captain James T. Kirk is coming to Red Hat for a special coffee chat on January 19, from 4pm to 5pm ET. You can sign up for the event in advance, and even submit a question for the good (the best) Captain right here: Exploring strange new worlds with William Shatner.

And with the new year well underway, we have a host of webinars, workshops and other events in the queue. There’s really too many to talk about in detail, but here’s a list of some of what’s coming up:

New on the Red Hat Blog

How Red Hat helps organizations build DevOps capabilities

Red Hat Services often works closely with customers and partners, helping them integrate and update their DevOps approaches. In this article, Tom Geraghty talks about four observations made during projects in the past year that will help the team improve their technology utilization and implementation practices in future projects.

How Red Hat is helping customers with high performance computing, container technology and more

In this month’s series of customer success stories, you’ll learn how customers in Belgium, Norway and Slovenia have counted on Red Hat technologies to work better and faster. Learn how Red Hat, along with our partner ecosystem, is helping customers keep up with competition and prepare to enter new markets with high performance computing, container technology and more.

Red Hat’s 2022 Global Tech Outlook report reveals active participation in the Financial Services and Banking sectors

This article looks at some key takeaways from the 2022 Global Tech Outlook report related to the Financial Services and Banking sector’s digital transformation efforts. Insights include the need to close talent gaps, accelerate application development, and establish hybrid cloud platform strategies.

And, in case you missed it, here’s last week’s Red Hat Friday Five.

Sysadmin corner

BlogOps for DevOps

Automating Postfix installation and configuration with RHEL System Roles

While it’s possible to install and configure Postfix on RHEL systems manually, this can be time consuming and error prone. Red Hat introduced a preview version of a new system role in RHEL 7.6 to provide an automated solution for installing and configuring Postfix. With the release of RHEL 8.5, this system role is now fully supported. Brian Smith digs into all the details in this article.

How to update a disconnected Red Hat Satellite Server

There are multiple use cases for Red Hat Satellite where the Satellite server is not connected directly to the Internet. Content updates to the disconnected Satellite server require extra steps, which Matthew Yee walks you through in this post.

8 steps for cloud-native application development success

Cloud-native application development is achieved through a combination of practices, technologies, processes and mindsets that can make your team (and entire organization) faster, more scalable and more efficient. This post outlines eight factors your organization should consider if you’re looking to adopt a cloud-native approach.

Red Hat deep dives

DevOps Culture and Practice with OpenShift

As the art of bringing development and IT operations together, DevOps is only partially about technology—and mostly about collaboration. This is why transforming how your teams work together is key to building a culture of innovation that delivers business results. This series of seven e-books offers tips, tricks, and real-world stories from the trenches to show you how to build an agile organizational culture that supports successful DevOps initiatives.

IDC: Business value of Red Hat Satellite for IT infrastructure

Red Hat Satellite is a system management solution designed to help Red Hat customers deploy and manage their Red Hat infrastructure. To validate the benefits of the Red Hat Satellite platform, IDC interviewed seven organizations running supported enterprise workloads. The survey showed that study participants realized significant value, including a five-year return on investment (ROI) of 416%, reduced VM deployment time by 78%, and 28% lower IT operations costs.

Top considerations for building a production-ready AI/ML environment

Deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in production is an iterative process that extends beyond simply creating AI/ML models. In this e-book, you’ll learn about getting more business value from your data, the lifecycle of building a production-ready AI/ML environment, how containers and container orchestration can help you simplify and scale your efforts, and more.

Housekeeping

That’s it from us for now! Have a great week, and don’t forget to send in your questions for William Shatner today!

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