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Join us for our first ever Birmingham Red Hat User Group on January 26th at Cat-n-Bird Winery from 3:30-6:30pm.
Food and yes, wine, on us.
- DevOps - Emerging Trends, Results, and Red Hat’s Approach
- Table Top Breakouts around emerging technology, such as Ansible and OpenShift
- Wine Flight Tasting and Hors D'oeuvres
For IT organizations, there has never been greater pressure to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers. As lines of business change or add requirements, developers must be able to release new features and functionality quickly. And IT operations must be able to support products and services in production. Too often, rigid technology and inefficient processes stand in the way.
New tools, technologies, and frameworks have evolved recently to help manage rapid shifts in the technology landscape, but they’re only as good as how well they interact with one another and the underlying processes that exist within the organization.
In this session we will examine the trends in DevOps and the benefits that high performing organizations are realizing. We will discuss how Red Hat helps to enable DevOps success through architecture and automation.
As a Chief Architect, Michael Solberg is responsible for helping Red Hat customers achieve their key business transformation initiatives through open source architectures and technologies. He regularly advises a range of Fortune 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, retail and transportation verticals on such topics as cloud computing, big data, high performance computing and enterprise middleware.
At Red Hat since 2008, Solberg has led a number of successful initiatives to assist strategic customers adopt new virtualization, systems management, and engineering practices. His past experience includes building web hosting infrastructure and he is an avid supporter of the OpenStack project. Michael holds aBachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and is a regular speaker at industry events.