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IBM fuses its software with Red Hat’s to launch hybrid-cloud juggernaut
The effort has started with IBM bundling Red Hat’s Kubernetes-based OpenShift Container Platform with more than 100 IBM products in what it calls Cloud Paks. OpenShift lets enterprise customers deploy and manage containers on their choice of infrastructure of choice, be it private or public clouds, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba and IBM Cloud.

The prepackaged Cloud Paks include a secured Kubernetes container and containerized IBM middleware designed to let customers quickly spin-up enterprise-ready containers, the company said.

Five Cloud Paks exist today: Cloud Pak for Data, Application, Integration, Automation and Multicloud Management. The Paks will ultimately include IBM’s DB2, WebSphere, API Connect, Watson Studio, Cognos Analytics and more
ibm  open  shift  modernization  containers  redhat  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
Red Hat shoves OpenShift in VMware's software-defined data centre stack
Chris Wolf, VMware's CTO for the Americas, said Kubernetes will ultimately morph into the "modern application middleware that crosses clouds, data centres, and edge sites".
RedHat  hybridcloud  Summit  openshift  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
Microsoft, Red Hat Partner on OpenShift
The OpenShift-Azure deal extends collaboration between Microsoft and Red Hat that includes the addition of Microsoft SQL server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The deal signaled Microsoft’s embrace of OpenShift application container management.

The expanded partnership also gives OpenShift users access to public cloud services such as Azure Cosmos and SQL databases along with cloud-based machine learning models aimed at development of cloud-native enterprise applications.

OpenShift on Azure would “simplify container management on Kubernetes and help customers innovate on their cloud journeys,” added Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and AI Group.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift is available now on Microsoft Azure
Partnerships  cloud  hybridcloud  Azure  RedHat  openshift  Microsoft’s  links  via:Workflow 
may 2019 by cote
A Pivotal Director, RedMonk Analyst Discuss the State of Open Source in 2018 by The New Stack Analysts
I was on a end-of-year podcast on open source, kubernetes, and vendor sports:

> It would have been difficult to predict the magnitude of open source’s role in today’s platforms and the explosion of choice on offer in today’s computing world thanks to its massive adoption.  On the industry side, IBM’s purchase of Linux giant Red Hat this year for an astounding $34 billion has come as an even bigger surprise.

> The state of open source in 2018, and especially, the IBM's Red Hat purchase, were discussed during a podcast with Rachel Stephens, an analyst with of RedMonk, and Michael Coté, director, marketing, at Pivotal Software, hosted by Libby Clark, editorial director, and Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief, of The New Stack.

> Indeed, 2018 is even being touted at the “year of open source” in many circles, Stephens said. “The mega acquisitions and just tends to really validate open-source as the method of building in the future and as a viable approach for building your stack. And I think, at the same time, we contrast that with some kind of clouds on the horizon in terms of the growing tension between an ability to run an open source business in the face of cloud providers.”
podcast  redhat  opensource  Kubernetes  cotespeaking  redmonk 
january 2019 by cote
Big Blue Puts on a Red Hat: IBM Acquires Red Hat
> While many organizations have extensive on and off premise infrastructure investments, comparatively few of them are sophisticated in the way that those environments are tied to each other. If expectations are scaled back to the more realistic “multi-cloud” – the idea that an organization may have investments in more than one environment – the relevance and importance of OpenShift becomes more clear.

This is clever to point out that enterprises have enough trouble integrating their existing, on-premise stuff, let along the complexity and newness of tying together public and private cloud.
cloud  multicloud  IBM  redhat  kubernetes  m&a  containers  redmonk 
november 2018 by cote
Istio sets sail as Red Hat renovates OpenShift container ship
“The software serves as a management mechanism for distributed microservices, providing capabilities like traffic management, service identity and security, policy enforcement and telemetry among apps running across multiple Kubernetes clusters and hosts.”
istio  kubernetes  microservices  cloudnative  redhat 
august 2018 by cote
Kubernetes is the new app server
Indeed!

‘Then there's the whole cloud angle. Kubernetes has "quickly become the central container orchestration engine for most major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, and Red Hat OpenShift," Guiu states. "With services like Amazon EKS, Azure Kubernetes Service, and Google Kubernetes Engine the developer experience is becoming more seamless and doesn't require a developer to install, manage, or operate Kubernetes clusters. We're going to see further innovation here so that a developer can just drop an application and run it in Kubernetes without having to build the Docker image."’
redhat  kubernetes  appservers  cloudnative 
july 2018 by cote
Red Hat's James Talks About the Importance of Open Source Innovation
People always want MSPs is to add higher level services, to become more like public cloud. Also, some arch open source/lock-in talk.
opensource  lockin  platforms  msp  redhat 
july 2018 by cote
Galloping greenback rocks Red Hat
"30 per cent growth in emerging technologies came in part from 100 new customers signing up for the company’s OpenShift container platform.... The company’s services business grew nicely and president and CEO Jim Whitehurst proudly pointed out that Red Hat now has over 1,000 subscribers, up 70 per cent year on year."

And:

"The company also admitted to some weakness in its middleware business, but Whitehurst said that should turn around as sales of OpenShift pick up because it needs middleware. However Shander said Oracle and IBM are discounting middleware by 98 per cent “or whatever it takes to hold onto that tail of the business”, making the field hard.'
redhat  openshift  qtr_calls 
june 2018 by cote
The Kubernetes ‘fork’: Open source purists miss the point | InfoWorld
“Enterprises want stuff that works. As much as we in the open source world chatter and fret about vendor lockin, enterprises have demonstrated a remarkable ability to shrug off that concern and buy deeply into Microsoft, Oracle, and, yes, Red Hat’s OpenShift.”
cloudnative  redhat  opensource  kubernetes 
may 2018 by cote
​Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth pulls no punches on Red Hat and VMware in OpenStack cloud
“If you want OpenStack and Kubernetes support with vendor independence at a low price, Canonical is your company. If you prefer a partner, which offers a soup-to-nuts stack, but at a higher price, look to Red Hat. And, of course, if you're already wedded to VMware, you've made your choice. There's room for all these approaches to the 21st century cloud and containers.”
cloud  vmware  keynotes  linux  openstack  redhat  shuttleworth 
may 2018 by cote
CoreOS Is New Linux, Not A RHEL Classic Killer
‘Importantly, the OpenShift platform cloud software, which included Red Hat’s own implementation of the Kubernetes container controller, will be deployable on either the full-on Red Hat Enterprise Linux in pets mode or the minimalist Red Hat CoreOS in cattle mode. But it will be using the Tectonic version of the Kubernetes controller going forward as well as integrating the Prometheus monitoring tool and etcd for storing telemetry. Gracely tells The Next Platform that the implementation of Kubernetes had outside dependencies such as the CloudForms hybrid cloud management tool (formerly ManageIQ) and was not “native” to Kubernetes in the same way that Tectonic is, meaning free of outside dependenies.’
kubernetes  integration  redhat  platforms  openshift  cloudnative  coreos 
may 2018 by cote
Bringing CoreOS technology to Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a next-generation automated Kubernetes platform
“With the acquisition, Container Linux will be reborn as Red Hat CoreOS, a new entry into the Red Hat ecosystem. Red Hat CoreOS will be based on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources and is expected to ultimately supersede Atomic Host as Red Hat’s immutable, container-centric operating system.

“Red Hat CoreOS will provide the foundation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform will also, of course, continue to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux for those who prefer its lifecycle and packaging as the foundation for their Kubernetes deployments.

“Current Container Linux users can rest easy that Red Hat plans continue investing in the operating system and community. The project is an important base for container-based environments by delivering automated updates with strong security capabilities, and as a part of our commitment and vision we plan to support Container Linux as you know it today for the community and Tectonic users alike.”
m&a  redhat  containers  cloudnative  coreos  integration 
may 2018 by cote
Microsoft sees Red ...Hat for OpenShift-on-Azure public cloud offering
‘Rollout of the partnership will occur in two phases, with Azure support for OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure and Azure Stack available now. The jointly managed OpenShift on Azure project is slated to go into its preview phase "in the coming months."’
azurestack  microsoft  azure  partnerships  redhat  cloud 
may 2018 by cote
When AI meets digital transformation: 4 areas where AI fits now | The Enterprisers Project
Still no case studies of enterprises actually using AI/ML, but some interesting examples of “boring” enterprise workflows that could be automated with some machine learning, like accounting.
redhat  ai  accounting  ml 
april 2018 by cote
Red Hat is in the pink: Cracks $3bn revenue run rate as subs take off
“Full fiscal year subscription revenue hit $2.6 billion, up 21 per cent year-over-year”
momentum  qtr_calls  openshift  redhat  openstack  customers 
march 2018 by cote
Docker Who? By Acquiring CoreOS, Red Hat Aims to Be the Kubernetes Company
“So while this deal clearly changes the playing field for Kubernetes in the developer space, and probably further marginalizes Docker, it may actually not be the kind of “market consolidation” that used to characterize the maturity of a software platform. More likely, it’s the latest step by a major player in the server marketplace to find a way to capitalize on the success of a product that, had it been commercial and proprietary from the start, might have been a gold mine… except that, had it been commercial and proprietary, no one would have ever heard of it.”
m&a  redhat  marketshare  kubernetes  markshare  coreos 
february 2018 by cote
Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size – and buys
‘The elder open source software biz sees the younger firm's technology helping it automate and simplify its OpenShift container app platform, as well as improving its security and application portability in hybrid cloud environments. Red Hat says it will provide more details about how CoreOS products will be handled in the months ahead. It characterizes them as complementary to its own wares, althugh its plans may involve "integrating products and migrating customers to any combined offerings" at some later date.’
m&a  redhat  coreos  exits  cloudnative  kubernetes 
february 2018 by cote
Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership
Price of $250m - “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
m&a  coreos  cloudnative  kubernetes  RedHat  etcd 
january 2018 by cote
​Red Hat on its way to becoming the first billion-dollar-a-quarter open-source company | ZDNet
‘I'll tell you something that's not fantasy. In the next few years, Red Hat will become the first billion-dollar-a-quarter open-source company, and that's real money... Here's how. First, as Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, said in the earnings call, "We anticipate exiting the fiscal year with an annualized run-rate of approximately $3 billion for total revenue."’
numbers  predictions  momentum  qtr_calls  redhat  opensource 
december 2017 by cote
Red Hat and OpenStack
“Current Red Hat OpenStack Platform customers include the likes of BBVA, FICO, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and TechCrunch’s corporate overlords at Verizon.”
redhat  momentum  customers  privatecloud  openstack 
november 2017 by cote
Red Hat To Acquire Codenvy – Codenvy Blog
"When the transaction closes, Codenvy and Red Hat will combine resources to create an agile development platform for OpenShift-powered applications."
IDEs  cloud  m&a  RedHat  OpenShift  developers 
may 2017 by cote
‘Digital Transformation’ Uneven, Survey Finds
"According to the survey, initial container adopters are reducing application development time by as much as 30 percent while gaining infrastructure flexibility. The survey further argues that hardware productivity increases linked to container adoption could yield cost savings as high as 15 percent." Survey Bain, commissioned by RedHat.
surveys  bain  RedHat  containers 
december 2016 by cote
A tale of two ITs | Business Cloud News
"The challenges are cultural, organisational, and technical. According to the 2015 BCN Annual Industry Survey, which petitioned over 700 senior IT decision makers, over 67 per cent of enterprises plan to implement multiple cloud services over the next 18 months, but close to 70 per cent were worried about how those services would integrate with other cloud services and 90 per cent were concerned about how they will integrate those cloud services with their legacy or on-premise services."
RedHat  bimodal  transformation  cloud 
august 2015 by cote
Open source technologies become kingmakers in enterprise | ZDNet
"Without an open source project at the core of an enterprise technology vendors will be facing a prolonged and difficult selling cycle." It could do with more charts, but hey, it stands OK as a brief piece.
RedHat  opensource  enterpriseIT 
july 2015 by cote
Red Hat boosts container focus with OpenShift and Atomic
"The true value of Linux containers does not lie with one or two containerized applications deployed into production; rather, it's Linux containers at scales of hundreds or thousands that deliver the promised innovation of flexible, composable applications."
RedHat  containers  cloudplatforms  atomic 
july 2015 by cote
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How the pull nature of open source changes your partner strategy - April 16, 2015 at 09:29AM
IFTTT  Tumblr  redhat  containers  partners  GTM  sales  openshift  openstack  numbers  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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Building the new apps on cloud - April 01, 2015 at 09:29PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  451  surveys  docker  appdev  cloud  redhat  JayLyman  cote.tumblr.com 
april 2015 by cote
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"Red Hat’s cloud deals" - March 26, 2015 at 08:32PM
IFTTT  Tumblr  RedHat  openshift  openstack  momentum  cloud  numbers  cote.tumblr.com 
march 2015 by cote
Red Hat CEO Whitehurst Talks OpenStack, Containers - Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com
Good commentary, as always, from Red Hat’s CEO. I appreciate all the “color” that team tends to give on their numbers.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  qtr_calls  redhat  link  tumblr:link 
december 2014 by cote
Red Hat updates RHEL 7 for cloud with containers, Windows support and improvements
My colleague Jay Lyman and I wrote up Red Hat’s recent OS release, RHEL 7. Of interest to us, of course, is the work Red Hat is doing with containers. Clients can read the full report, and here’s the 451 Take: In order to differentiate and draw enterprise interest for RHEL 7, Red Hat is wise to look to new technologies, such as containerization, and make them enterprise-ready. The company will need to find new sources of growth beyond Unix conversion and Windows defection, so its effort to link to other technologies and products – cloud computing, RHEV, OpenStack, OpenShift and devops – will be critical. Growth, we feel, lies in becoming the home for new workloads, and features in RHEL 7 like stripped-down, container-ready Atomic are targeting this opportunity. If you’re not a client already, apply for a trial to check it out and put my name in as a reference.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  RHEL  RHEL7  RedHat  Linux  451Reports  451  JayLyman  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
Red Hat Finally Gets A Piece Of The HANA Action
SAP’s own Business Suite application stack running atop HANA has broken through 1,000 customers and is one of the fastest-growing products in the company’s four decades of operation. Also, some notes in what OSes are used to run SAP, esp. the database portion: UNIX almost never for new deploys.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  SAP  momentum  redhat  suse  linix  HANA  link  tumblr:link 
june 2014 by cote
www.networkworld.com
Brandon Butler sums up the “old” (Linux) vs “new” (middleware and cloud) revenue stream for Red Hat The company gets about 80% of its $1.3 billion in revenues from a category that’s headlined by RHEL, and those subscriptions aren’t likely going away any time soon, says Joel Fishbein, who tracks Red Hat’s stock closely as an analyst at BMO Capital Markets. … The enterprise transition from Unix to Linux is fairly mature, with revenue from the RHEL-focused main part of the business growing 13% last year, Fishbein says. The company’s other, newer products grew at a much faster 38% growth rate, but they’re a much smaller portion of the business. Indeed, CFO Charlie Peters went over those and other financial numbers indepth yesterday during the Red Hat Summit analyst day. I have an overview report in the hopper that’ll likely be up next week, but here’s a few highlights in this vein: The OpenStack market is very new, at least as Red Hat is seeing it. As Butler’s piece notes, sales people get comp’ed not on deal size, but transitioning to production. Red Hat said it had “several dozens” of PoCs, with a handful of named customers running on production. The company had just closed it’s first $1m+ OpenStack deal. Even more early is the company’s PaaS offering, OpenShift in those deals, as CEO Jim Whitehurst said, “you’re literally sitting down and crafting the value proposition [and, thus, pricing] with the customer.” I’ll, of course, post the 451 report once it’s up.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  RedHat  rhsummit  type:originalcontent  cloud  numbers  OpenShift  OpenStack  link  tumblr:link 
april 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
People are much more interested in running PaaS in-house than not in-house. We see a lot of interest in PaaS but very little interest necessarily in running PaaS on cloud infrastructures. I think broadly, this is going to be much more of the era of private cloud infrastructure as a service, more so than PaaS. PaaS is still in its early days, much earlier days than IaaS.
quotes  PaaS  highlight  cloud  RedHat  appdev  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  quote  tumblr:quote 
march 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com
(via With Amazon looming, Red Hat and Microsoft continue their interpretive dance — Tech News and Analysis)
pics  paas  redhat  diagrams  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
march 2014 by cote
Twitter / krishnan: We have two OpenShift deployment ...
"We have two OpenShift deployment inside of Boeing - Kevin Meredith of Boeing."
momentum  OpenShift  PaaS  customers  Boeing  privatecloud  RedHat 
january 2014 by cote
Cisco, Red Hat Deepen Cloud Relationship With 'Journey To The Open Cloud' Program
"the two vendors will shortly roll out best practices and lead generation for open clouds that will include "playbooks" and reference architectures."
partnerships  redhat  cisco  openstack  cloud  gtm 
january 2014 by cote
Red Hat and CentOS become Voltron, build free operating system together | Ars Technica
"Red Hat’s open source business is strong enough that CentOS is effectively a mindshare force multiplier rather than a RHEL competitor," noted Ryan Paul, Ars’ former open source guru. And, making it harder for Oracle too.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  RedHat  partnership  opensource  centos  linux  link  tumblr:link 
january 2014 by cote
CotéIndustries.com • Some humorous twist of fate put @OpsCode and...
Some humorous twist of fate put @OpsCode and @PuppetLabs training in the same building on the same day Along with VMware, RedHat, and even ITIL. Jiminy Crickets!
PuppetLabs  OpsCode  training  Chef  Puppet  workshops  RedHat  VMware  ITIL  via:ifttt  from:tumblr  tumblr:photo  photo 
december 2013 by cote
Red Hat OpenShift upgrade reaffirms commitment to PaaS - Network World
The PaaS market has been heating up recently and Red Hat’s release of the latest version of its PaaS marks the latest move. Pivotal (which is a spin out from VMware and EMC) recently released its PaaS named CF, which is the productized version of the Cloud Foundry open source project. Meanwhile, Verizon recently announced it would be embracing the Cloud Foundry PaaS and Rackspace announced a new PaaS project named Solum. This all comes as IDC predicts that the PaaS market will grow to $14 billion by 2017.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  idc  redhat  paas  cloud  forecasta  rhat  openshift  link  tumblr:link 
december 2013 by cote
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