Why The Future Of The Cloud Is Open

Choosing how to build a hybrid cloud is perhaps the most strategic decision IT leaders will make this decade. It is a choice that will determine their organization’s competitiveness, flexibility, and IT economics for the next 10 years. Most organizations will have a hybrid and heterogeneous IT environment. Keeping such an environment from fracturing into isolated silos requires embracing openness across multiple dimensions. Fundamentally, an open hybrid cloud is about helping organizations across all industries.

Learn how an open hybrid cloud delivers on the full strategic business value and promise of cloud computing:

  • Build new, composable, integrated cloud-native apps for new revenue streams.
  • Develop apps and respond to the market more quickly with DevOps agility.
  • Deploy on a scalable and flexible cloud infrastructure that quickly adapts to change.
  • Protect the business with management, security, and assurance capabilities.

Download this whitepaper to understand the topic in depth.

Bonus Tip: An IT professional who is a Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration is able to:

Configure and deploy Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform master hosts
Configure and deploy OpenShift node hosts
Deploy the OpenShift Container Platform authentication
Manage OpenShift Container Platform resources
Use OpenShift Container Platform to deploy applications

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Red Hat Automated Security And Compliance For Financial Services

As digital adoption grows, automation is needed to ensure deployments and security of distributed architectures. Inconsistent patching and configurations are hard to manage in the complex and hybrid environment. As the mixed environment grows, complexity and risk increase with reduced visibility and control, making manual security and compliance monitoring more difficult to control. When vulnerabilities are identified, it takes time to resolve issues and automate fixes.

Red Hat provides advanced automation and management tools to help you manage your infrastructure more effectively for security and compliance in financial services:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation
  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Red Hat Insights

Download this whitepaper to understand more and learn how you can automate all aspects if IT environments and processes with Red Hat Ansible courses, delivered by authorized and certified Red Hat trainers.

Red Hat Ansible training and certification

The Path To Cloud-Native Applications

Digital business brings to mind innovative technologies. For the majority of organizations, digital business means pivoting to a culture of organizational agility, where the rapid pace of demand can only be satisfied by faster and more flexible development and delivery models. As most organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they are embracing gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to support greater velocity and agility.

Learn the 8 steps to guide your journey to faster, cloud-native application development for modern, digital business:

Step 1: Evolve a DevOps culture and practices

Step 2: Speed up existing applications using fast monoliths

Step 3: Use application services to speed up development

Step 4: Choose the right tool for the right task

Step 5: Provide self-service, on demand infrastructure

Step 6: Automate IT to accelerate application delivery

Step 7: Implement continuous delivery and advanced deployment techniques

Step 8: Evolve a more modular architecture

Download this e-book to understand the path to cloud-native applications in depth and learn how Red Hat OpenShift training can support your cloud-native application journey.

Red Hat Product Security Risk Report: 2016

This report explores the state of security risk for Red Hat Products for calendar year 2016. We look at key metrics, specific vulnerabilities and the most common ways users of Red Hat Products were affected by security issues.

Our methodology is to look at the vulnerabilities we addressed and their severity, then look at which issues were of meaningful risk, and which were exploited.

We found roughly as many vulnerabilities in 2016 as in 2015, although the number of issues we found out about in advance of the vulnerability being public did drop slightly. The median embargo length for those was reduced to just 7 days, down from 13 in 2015.

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Bridging the Gap Between Operational Technology and Information Technology

The Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in a new era of networked computing where advanced applications intelligently monitor and control remote sensors, mobile devices, and smart machines. The IoT blurs the line between traditional operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems.

The IoT brings the ability to connect devices, systems, and applications to create a flexible, interoperable environment that includes components from the smallest devices to the largest data centers. Legacy machine-to-machine (M2M) systems—traditionally used for a single purpose and consisting of a single type of device or sensor and a single, pre-determined connectivity method—can now be re-invented or replaced by more powerful, continually evolving IoT solutions. Proprietary operational control systems are giving way to new, open solutions based on standard IT platforms and protocols. Continue reading “Bridging the Gap Between Operational Technology and Information Technology”