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

Open Service Broker API and Platform Evolution

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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Digital Transformation is More than 12-Factor Apps

Digital Transformation is More than 12-Factor Apps

A critical part of any transformation is a rationalization of where a company is today and whether or not existing assets and investments (e.g. applications, process, people, people skills, etc.) can continue to provide a competitive advantage into the future. While new technology does and will play a critical role in the transformation, it is often existing capabilities that buffer a company’s ongoing success through the transition.

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Containers without Compromise

Containers without Compromise

The IT industry is fascinated with container technology. It has the potential to unify application development and operations teams, as well as provide a consistent application packaging element which can be the foundation for Hybrid Cloud and application mobility. But as we all know, success in IT comes when powerful application technology can be operated consistently, securely and at scale.

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Microservices – How to Explain Them to Your CEO

Microservices - How to Explain Them to Your CEO

Understand how to explain microservices and DevOps to your CIO and CEO using this walkthrough of a functioning cloud-native application. The application used in this walkthrough was highlighted as part of a live demonstration during the keynote at Red Hat Summit 2016 in San Francisco.

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