The Most Important DevOps Metric to Measure

The Most Important DevOps Metric to Measure

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the great privilege to partner on a series of roadshows with Gene Kim (@realgenekim) author of “The Phoenix Project”, “The DevOps Handbook” and the annual “State of DevOps Report”. The events are called “Culture, Containers and accelerating DevOps, the path to Digital Transformation” and they provide us with an opportunity to […]

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The breadth and reach of the OpenShift marketplace

The breadth and reach of the OpenShift marketplace

In 2017, at a time when we are often drowning in data, we can still struggle to understand the dynamics of any given market. Sometimes this is because accounting guidelines prevent or discourage private or public companies from disclosing information. Other times the data is overly transparent, but it can also be meaningless without the […]

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Thoughts and Perspectives from OpenShift Commons Berlin

Thoughts and Perspectives from OpenShift Commons Berlin

Last week the cloud native, containers and Kubernetes communities converged on Berlin, Germany for OpenShift Commons Gathering, CloudNativeCon and KubeCon. Berlin was the perfect location for this intersection of events because it is historically defined by its transition from the past to the present, and culturally by its diversity of activities and fields of knowledge. Berlin sits at […]

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Why Boycott Containers? Remain Calm!

Why Boycott Containers? Remain Calm!

There are a lot of important things happening all around the world these days. Some of them have people upset or angry, to the point where they feel the desire to march or boycott to raise awareness and demonstrate their frustrations. As a company that believes in open communities and open discussions, we appreciate the need […]

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Not Ready for Microservices? Evolutions and Alternatives

Not Ready for Microservices? Evolutions and Alternatives

Why did the chicken cross the road? As the old saying goes, to get the other side. Why did the company move to microservices? That answer isn’t nearly as simple. While the buzz around microservices continues to grow, it can be valuable to look at various paths that companies take to achieve their ultimate goals […]

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Looking ahead to 2017 for OpenShift

Looking ahead to 2017 for OpenShift

As we flip the calendar ahead to 2017, it’s time to look forward to the big trends that we believe will shape the next 12 months. These aren’t “predictions”, but rather an amplification of trends that the OpenShift team has seen emerging in 2016 and we believe will become more mainstream in 2017.   Vertical Industry Collaboration Whether […]

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Red Hat Brings Application-Awareness to Kubernetes

Red Hat Brings Application-Awareness to Kubernetes

Over the last few weeks, we’ve written a lot about why Red Hat OpenShift is strategically aligned to Kubernetes, as well as why we believe that OpenShift is the most Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes offering in the marketplace today. With the investment that Red Hat has made over the past several years, along with the rapid growth […]

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Open Service Broker API and Platform Evolution

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At Cloud Native Day in Toronto in August, a presentation was given about a proof-of-concept project that would provide a consistent API for platforms to be able to access 3rd-party services. The news of that presentation went mostly under the radar, but it had the potentially to have a significant impact on the future of container-based, cloud-native platforms (such as Red Hat OpenShift). Fast forward 4 months and that significant impact has become a reality, with the formal announcement of the Open Service Broker API [code on GitHub].

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Five Key Takeaways from KubeCon 2016

Five Key Takeaways from KubeCon 2016

Now that KubeCon 2016 is over, we have some time to reflect on the State of the Kubernetes project and communities, the event itself, and the marketplace going forward into 2017. Red Hat has been a part of this community since well before it was launched, but it’s incredibly important to understand how a community evolves over time. If you we’re able to attend the events in Seattle, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has posted all of the videos online. Looking back on the events in Seattle, here are five key takeways that will continue to shape the community and market for the next few years.

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What is Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes?

What is Enterprise-Ready Kubernetes?

Over two years ago, the OpenShift team made a critical decision to support both Docker containers and the emerging Kubernetes project. At the time, that decision was a classic innovator’s dilemma. Their challenge at the time was not unlike the conversations that we have with customers on a daily basis. How can their company make a transition towards becoming a more digital-native company? How can their company get there without abandoning all of their existing investments, or giving up some existing advantages they have in their marketplace? How can they avoid building a DIY platform?

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