Your customers’ increasing demand for services―and the growing complexity of the systems you need to provide them―can mean doing things differently.
Paul Cormier, Red Hat’s executive vice president of Products and Technology, recognized this in his general session keynote:
“As the infrastructure transforms to this hybrid model, with application development taking advantage of those changes, traditional management technologies become obsolete.”
Day two at Summit began with an appeal that may sound surprising, even strange, to some: embrace chaos and drop the notion that success only stems from years of planning and organizing. The world of open source is one of the best proponents of this line of thinking, touting the principles of release early and often, fail fast, and a plea to try, learn, and modify systems.
Traditional practices that worked in more stable business environments are being outpaced by a fast, unpredictable world. The future of IT then, according to Whitehurst, is about building IT that can handle whatever the future brings.
Red Hat® Summit 2017’s opening general session was all about hybrid cloud. Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president of Products and Technologies at Red Hat, said 70% of our customers name cloud as a top spending priority. But, according to Cormier, hybrid cloud success isn’t just about the technology; it’s about strategy. That’s where Red Hat comes in: with technology that can move other IT resources in sync with hybrid cloud migrations.
Several years ago, I delivered a keynote where I walked through a typical day doing many things we all might do on a given day. I withdrew money from an ATM; used the Internet and checked in on some of my social networks; made some online purchases; checked in for my upcoming flight; checked the stock market; and watched a movie. Each of these activities were powered by open source technologies. Back then, open source was popular and on the rise.
Once seen as purely science fiction, self-driving cars are becoming more than a vision for the future; they are becoming a reality. But with this new technology comes concerns about safety.