Open source is many things to different people. For us at Red Hat, open source is innovation. Freedom to create. Excellence, low cost and flexibility. But above all, open source is a valuable tool to produce, share and improve ideas.
Today’s announcement of general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 marks a significant milestone for Red Hat. The culmination of a multi-year effort by Red Hat’s engineering team and our partners, the latest major release of our flagship platform redefines the enterprise operating system, and is designed to power the spectrum of enterprise IT: applications running on physical servers, containerized applications, and also cloud services.
With Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat helps developers quickly build high quality, hybrid cloud-ready, adaptable applications that can be evolved for ever-changing and heterogeneous business environments. The foundation for application development is the application platform, and we’re happy to announce that Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.3 beta is now available for download by members of the JBoss.org community.
It’s been an exciting week in open source. Notably, we’re at the mid-point of the OpenStack Summit – an event that has brought thousands to Atlanta to talk about the best way to move the fast-growing open source cloud computing platform project forward. As you might expect, many Red Hatters, our partners and customers are at the event. The dispatches I’ve heard from them this week reiterate the strength and potential of OpenStack as it moves from enterprise promise to enterprise reality.
Red Hat is pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0, our offering that combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat OpenStack technology to deliver a scalable and secure foundation for building an open private or public cloud.
It was only two weeks ago that we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Red Hat Summit. Held for the first time in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, Red Hat Summit 2014 welcomed north of 4700 attendees (an event record!) for four days devoted to all things open source. From business and IT executives to enterprise architects, system administrators and developers, Red Hat attendees attended more than 160 instructional sessions, 18+ hands-on labs, keynotes, live demonstrations and customer panels.