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2021: Virtual meetings and real-life achievements


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We made it through another year of mostly virtual meetings. The virtual fatigue was real, but so were the achievements in open source in 2021.

In April and June, we staged our 22nd overall and second fully virtual Red Hat Summit. While we missed gathering in person, 43,712* session views from around the globe prove that virtual conferences can provide greater reach and easier access—and that's a win for everyone involved.

In August, open source enthusiasts celebrated 30 years of the Linux kernel and the second version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2). Without GPLv2’s tenets, it’s unlikely Linux would have made it all the way to Mars.

Back on planet Earth, climate change was a hot topic in 2021 (pun very much intended). In September, Red Hat joined OS-Climate, an open source project that aims to build the tech and data platforms needed to better assess climate risk and opportunity as elements of financial decision-making. 

October brought another all-virtual conference in AnsibleFest, which included the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2. And while we’re on the subject of product announcements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 made its debut in November.

When we weren’t connecting virtually or releasing new product versions, we launched Compiler (our new podcast), Red Hat Weekly News and Red Hat TV.

So, despite working in sweatpants for yet another year, we still got a lot done. In this end-of-year issue, check out the top 10 Red Hat Shares stories from 2021, Red Hat’s 2022 Global Tech Outlook, how open source can help with supply chain security and more.

*Data as of June 16, 2021

Top 10 most popular Red Hat Shares stories of 2021

What is DevSecOps?

What is edge computing?

What is AI/ML and why does it matter to your business?

Fundamentals of Kubernetes

How to adopt DevSecOps successfully

Edge computing: 4 problems it helps solve for enterprises

How to automate compliance and security with Kubernetes: 3 ways

How to start your AI/ML journey

The 4 stages of DevSecOps maturity

AIOps vs. MLOps: What’s the difference?

Did you miss any Red Hat Shares issues this year?  


2022 Global Tech Outlook

In our eighth annual survey report, see what 1,341 IT leaders―a mix of Red Hat customers and a broader industry panel from all over the world―said about their priorities for next year. 


said gaps in skills or talent were the top barriers to digital transformation.


said AI/ML (artificial intelligence/machine learning) is the top emerging technology they plan to start using in the next 12 months.*


said IT security remains top of mind across all funding areas.


use hybrid cloud, making it the most commonly used cloud strategy.

*You may also be interested in our Red Hat Shares issue on AI/ML

In community we trust: Open source software and supply chain security

Red Hat CTO Chris Wright says it takes transparency, partnership and trust to mitigate security attacks in the software supply chain.


“Opening the loop: Autonomy, Access, and Insulin”

Open source technology is giving Type 1 diabetics and caregivers more control in navigating this chronic illness. 

And now for some fun: the Red Hat Arcade

At Red Hat, we work hard and play harder—literally. Unwind with or contribute code to a variety of games—all built by Red Hatters with open source software.

“Robot as Vehicle”

Check out the final episode of Command Line Heroes’ eighth season.

Listen to the podcast ➜

Did you miss our November issue on artificial intelligence and machine learning? Check it out. Or browse all past issues of Red Hat Shares.

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