Transforming the Development Model for OpenShift and the Business Model for Red Hat

Transforming the Development Model for OpenShift and the Business Model for Red Hat

OpenShift 3 was the culmination of more than a year’s worth of planning and development with general availability announced at Red Hat Summit 2015. It was a significant release for many reasons and was especially gratifying for the team given the big bets made around fundamental underlying technology components. The implications for the development model around OpenShift may not have been obvious, however, and by extension the larger transformation at Red Hat may also have been understated.

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Introducing OpenShift Commons

Introducing OpenShift Commons

Today, Red Hat announced OpenShift Commons, a community for connecting OpenShift’s diverse groups of customers, contributors, operators, cloud providers and partners directly with each other and with the best of breed open source technology initiatives incorporated in OpenShift. At launch, the list of OpenShift Commons participants includes more than 30 member companies and spans multiple […]

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Open Source or Open Core: Why Should You Care?

“It’s never going to be used for real workloads.” Some form of that refrain was always bandied about as Linux gained popularity. It seemed incredible that a decade ago, software that was put together by a bunch of folks in their spare time, completely in the open – without a formal management structure to guide […]

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Combining Consumerization and Industrialization for Enterprise Software: A Quixotic Quest?

I just watched this video by Aaron Levie of Box and a lot of it really resonated with me. Aaron talks about building the next gen enterprise software company that doesn’t “suck.” By that, he is indicating the old model, as exemplified by Microsoft and Sharepoint, is outdated. Expensive software that needs to be purchased via license. Complex purchasing cycles. Every $ spent on license is accompanied by multiple $ on services. An ecosystem that gets formed around it to perpetuate the status quo. Integration is easy for those technologies only within the ecosystem. Not available in the cloud.

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Leading the PaaS Market with Customers, Community and Innovation

Recently, there has been amazing energy in the blogosphere about Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). OpenShift has had many memorable moments this past year with new partnerships, collaborating with incredible customers, and earning prestigious industry awards. To sum it up, It’s an exciting time to be at Red Hat and part of the OpenShift team that is driving the future of PaaS.

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OpenShift and OpenStack: A Match Made in the Cloud

If your head has been steeped in the clouds, you have also figured out that your PaaS offering is highly dependent on your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities. Consider IaaS and PaaS to be the yin and yang of a truly comprehensive cloud infrastructure. To truly accomplish auto-scaling, fluid fault tolerance and seamless availability for your developers, you need to have confidence in your ability to provide virtual machine resources to your PaaS.

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