By Cassandra Balentine
Early this May, Red Hat enthusiasts—customers, partners, and open source contributors—convened in Boston, MA for the annual Red Hat Summit at the Boston Convention and Expo Center.
The Red Hat Summit is an open source technology event that showcases the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies.
According to the company, the 2017 event was its largest gathering of customers, partners, and open source contributors yet—all celebrating the power that individuals make to open source technology.
Red Hat Announcements
The company made several announcements at the event, including the introduction of Red Hat OpenShift.io, a free, online development environment optimized for creating cloud-native, container-based application (app). The company says the new platform enables digital transformation with an end-to-end app development environment that requires no installation.
Additionally, the company presented an extension of its strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to extend the strategic alliance to package access within Red Hat OpenShift. With this partnership expansion, customers are able to deploy AWS services from within Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, both on premises and in the cloud. It also brings closer product alignment to allow new AWS services to be available within Red Hat Enterprise Linux faster.
Red Hat also announced its vision for the automated enterprise powered by the Ansible open source IT automation framework.
By bringing native Ansible support to its management offerings and seeking to use it across more of its portfolio, the company is making the automated enterprise a reality with the ability to automate complex, cross-domain systems through a single technology, comments Joe Fitzgeraldvice, president, management, Red Hat.
Red Hat acquired Ansible in 2015, with the aim of helping users drive down the cost and complexity of deploying and managing both cloud-native and traditional apps across hybrid cloud environments.
A large portion of the Red Hat Summit is dedicated to its partners and event sponsors. Attendees were able to check out the latest offerings of these companies in the Partner Pavillion. Here are a few highlights from the conference.
Accenture provides services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining unmatched experience across 40 industries and all business functions, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.
Aporeto is a comprehensive, simple and scalable solution for cloud-native apps. It is built for modern, agile-distributed systems and microservices.
Avi Networks delivers elastic app services fabric, architected on software-defined, analytics-driven, infrastructure-independent principles. The app services include load balancing, analytics, multi-cloud traffic management, autoscaling, security, and container services for bare-metal, virtual machine, public cloud, containers, and platform as a service environments.
AWS offers a decade as a comprehensive and broadly utilized cloud platform. It features more than 50 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things, and enterprise apps.
Black Duck Software provides products to automate the process of security and managing open source software, eliminating security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance, and operational risk. At the event, the company announced integration if its Hub solution with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platofrm, a comprehensive Kubernetes platform for traditional and cloud-native apps.
CoreOS delivers technology that helps operationalize distributed apps in production. The company provides ContainerLinux, a purpose-built linux distribution, an image registry called Quay, and Tectonic for Kubernetes, an open source platform that helps orchestrate and run containerized apps at scale.
Cloudera delivers a modern platform for machine learning and advanced analytics. The company offers a unified platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. It offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze data.
Codenvy enables workspaces that automate developer bootstrapping and allow teams to collaborate before code is merged. Based on the Eclipse Che project, Codenvy can be installed behind a corporate firewall, in a private cloud, or as a Software as a Service at Codenvy.io. The company has strategic partnerships with Docker, Microsoft, Red Hat, and SAP, and has a seat on the Eclipse Foundation board.
CollabNet is a partner for secure DevOps of enterprise and federal apps. The company recently launched its first DevOps product, DevOps Lifecycle Manager in late 2016.
CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform business with technology. It offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Dell EMC provides the infrastructure for organizations to build a digital future, transform IT, and protect information. Dell EMC enables its enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies.
DXC Technology is an independent, end-to-end IT services company. Its goal is to guide clients through their digital transformation journeys, multiply their capabilities, and help them to harness the power of innovation.
Dynatrace helps businesses enterprise today’s digital ecosystems with artificial intelligence-powered, full stack and completely automated solution.
Ericsson provides communications technology and services. Its offering comprises services, software, and infrastructure within information and communications technology for telecom operators and other industries.
Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses. The comprehensive portfolio features everything from infrastructure to apps to devices, helping enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) technology enables customers to go further, faster. Spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace apps, the company’s technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, productive, and secure.
IBM collaborates with Red Hat to deliver enterprise Linux platforms for businesses. Together, the two companies provide complete Linux infrastructure solutions incorporating technology designed to accelerate analytics and scale knowledge and insights for the cognitive business.
Intel is a computing hardware provider that is becoming a preeminent computing solutions company powering the worldwide digital economy. It delivers solutions including hardware, software platforms, and support services.
JFrog is a universal DevOps solution that allows software to be built, managed, and released faster. JFrog Artifactory integrates with all major CI.CD tools for end-to-end automation and container management for development to production.
Lenovo provides innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. In the data center, Lenovo collaborates with customers to unleash new growth opportunities by delivering industry leading performance, reliability, and security in virtualized and cloud environments for analytics, database, virtual desktop, infrastructure, and web workloads.
Microsoft is a Cloud first, Mobile first company delivering technologies that help businesses worldwide take advantage of mobile, enterprise social, and cloud computing trends to drive growth. Microsoft helps you to move to the cloud on your terms using any application (app), any development environment, on any OS.
NGINX helps companies deliver websites and app with performance, reliability, security, and scale. It offers a comprehensive app in delivery solution in use on more than 200 million sites worldwide.
QCT is a global data center solutions provider that combines the efficiency of hyberscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation datacenter design and operational challenges, QCT serves cloud services providers, telecommunications, and enterprises running public, hybrid, and private clouds.
Rackspace is a managed cloud company that helps businesses tap the power of hosting and cloud computing without managing it.
Sonatype Nexus solutions are designed to empower AppSec to team with development and operations to reduce risk without slowing down software delivery. At the summit, the company announced that it has containerized and certified its Nexus Repository to run on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
StackIQ helps customers automate the provisioning and management of small to large bare metal environments for a variety of use cases including big data, container deployment, building appliances, data center automation, and private cloud automation.
Sysdig is a container-native monitoring and troubleshooting solution. Built on ContainerVision, Sysdig is able to see inside containers without intrusive instrumentation. It natively integrates with the entire container ecosystem, providing deep visibility into apps and microsystems.
Tintri focuses on putting the agility of public clouds into data centers with its all-Flash architecture that uses building blocks similar to the public cloud to simplify manage enterprise and cloud native applications.
VMware is a cloud infrastructure and business mobility provider. It soffers solutions designed to accelerate its clients’ digital transformation journeys. The company enables enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT with its Cross-Cloud Architecture and digital workspace solutions.
Wipro is an IT consulting and business process services company that helps clients create successful and adaptive businesses.
Mark Your Calendar
Next year, the hat moves to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, from May 8 to 10, 2017. SW
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