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IN THE NEWS:
Red Hat Blog - Fedora 26 Beta now available
We're pleased to announce that Fedora 26, the latest version of the Fedora operating system, is now available in beta. The Fedora Project is a global community that works together to lead the advancement of free and open source software, culminating in the leading-edge Fedora operating system which helps to answer end user needs across the computing spectrum. As part of the community's mission, the project delivers three editions, each one a free, Linux-based system tailored to meet specific use cases: Fedora 26 Atomic Host Beta, Fedora 26 Server Beta, and Fedora 26 Workstation Beta. Each edition is built from a common set of base packages, which form the core foundation of the Fedora operating system. As with all new versions of Fedora, Fedora 26 Beta provides many minor bug fixes and tweaks to these underlying components, as well as new and enhanced packages.
Lenovo achieves digital transformation with Red Hat OpenShift
Lenovo, a multinational technology manufacturer, wanted to achieve a digital transformation and focus on adopting Internet+, a strategy that aims to support economic growth through the integration of IT and the internet with industry. To achieve this transformation, Lenovo's IT team needed to efficiently develop and launch many applications and sought a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution to provide the necessary agile and cloud capabilities. With Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the company improved system deployment time and productivity through greater automation and support for collaborative DevOps work.
Inc.com - Why The Future Of Innovation Is Open
With the growth of technology and new ways of working, innovation is playing a huge role in the workplace. The most successful organizations are those that can prep for the future and push the envelope creatively to find the next innovative idea. But what if how we have been thinking about innovation is all wrong? Open innovation is a newer idea that is spreading across industries and changing how companies work together and plan for the future. The traditional way of thinking about innovation has been to create the best ideas for your individual company and then keep them to yourself so you can sustain value. Open innovation, however, turns that idea on its head by realizing that not every company will always have the best resources and the smartest people, especially as the workforce changes and employees move between companies more quickly. Instead, open innovation allows different groups and individuals to work together to create the best and most innovative system possible. By patterning with another organization, you can tap into their resources and knowledge to create a forward-thinking solution that meets your needs.
Turkcell scales cloud storage with Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Integrated telecom operator Turkcell needed a more flexible, scalable platform to meet the demands of its consumer cloud storage product, lifebox. To achieve these improvements, the company chose to deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform with OpenStack Swift for data storage. With support from
Red Hat's enterprise services–including consulting, training, and certification–Turkcell has used the platform to deploy new features faster, simplify management, while reducing costs, and achieve the scalability to accommodate expected growth.
IN THE NEWS:
Red Hat Services Speak Blog - Red Hat offers free Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux introductory course through edX.org
Red Hat is pleased to announce it has partnered with edX to deliver free technology training to the public. EdX was founded by MIT and Harvard and is the only leading provider of massive open online courses that is both non-profit and open source. As part of this announcement, we are also announcing our first course to be made available via edX: Fundamentals of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This course focuses on how enterprises are using Linux in real-life settings. Students will learn how to perform basic system administration tasks through hands-on training using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, which is used by many of the world's most respected companies. Our hope is to inspire the next generation of Linux innovators to get started with the right foundational skills. At Red Hat, we believe that closing the technology skills gap today is vitally important to the future of enterprise software. By releasing this course through edX, we are pleased to build these skills in a way that helps to open up open source.