Favorite links and posts of the week – 9/20

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, RedHat
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Red Hat Training recognizes its top North American instructors, ServicesSpeak
GCA wins coveted award at Red Hat North American Training Partner Conference, GCA
How to choose the best Linux server for you business, ITWorld
Red Hat ups storage server performance, ITWorldCanada
Red Hat releases new cloud-friendly Red Hat Storage, ZDNet
Red Hat accelerates JBoss Developer Studio 7, ZDNet

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Red Hat Training recognizes its top North America instructors

by Ralph Rodriguez (Red Hat)

During Labor Day Week, Red Hat Training North America held its annual Instructor and Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. As is our tradition, on the final evening, we held our awards banquet, recognizing the instructors that have made the biggest impact over the course of the last year.

It is with pleasure that I reveal the instructor awards given that night:

Special Award for Training Advocacy
Rhett Williams

Rhett teaches in Southern California, a significant growth region for Red Hat Training. That growth is a result, in part, of his advocacy of Red Hat Training among his students. Without being a “salesman”, he talks to students about Red Hat’s training programs, training tracks, and other courses that will help them, resulting in an extremely satisfied, customer base.

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 9/13

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, RedHat
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Behind Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413), ServicesSpeak
RHEL: The original cloud operating system, CIO
Red Hat releases Jboss Developer Studio 7.0, Inquirer
Red Hat Delivers Enterprise-grade Open Software-defined Storage Solutions, RedHat

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Behind Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413)

by Scott McBrien (Red Hat)

My name is Scott McBrien. I work for the Red Hat Training Curriculum Development Team and was the project leader for the development of the Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413) course. Before joining the Red Hat Training Curriculum Development Team, I worked as both a Red Hat training instructor and consultant. I hope that my field experiences show through in our new class.

When I first started thinking of writing a security focused class, I tried to think about what story would make a compelling course that I, and other systems administrators, would like to attend. One of the topics that I have seen grow to be pervasive in the systems administration community is Security Policy Compliance. Many of us have had the lovely experience of having someone from another team, or an outside consultant, come in to run some type of scanning software against our machine, and say “You’re not in compliance with SECURITY-STANDARD”. In my experience, the systems administrator is told to fix the deficiency without a lot of direction from the person telling them that there’s a problem, or worse, they are given instructions by someone who is not an expert on the technology, which fixes the audit deficiency, but down the line causes problems. A situation that I see over and over again is systems administrators being told to install non-supported software on their Red Hat Enterprise Linux machines because the version they have is “old” or “vulnerable”. In reality, Red Hat does a lot of work to publish updates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (and other products) so that an administrator can use supported, packaged software from Red Hat and not have software open to known vulnerabilities. Red Hat’s update management and application of updates is the first topic in “Red Hat Server Hardening”.

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 9/6

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, RedHat
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Software and configuration management made easy using RPM, ServicesSpeak
PaaS, DevOps and OpenStack for the enterprise, SysCon
Red Hat launches new training, certification for cloud pros, eWeek
Red Hat continues cloud infrastructure momentum with new offerings, industry-leading performance, WSJ
Red Hat to advance CloudForms for cloud management, eWeek
Red Hat positioned in the leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for on-premise application platforms, WSJ

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 8/30

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification, ServicesSpeak
Why did Red Hat ultimately win the battle for monetizing Linux support, Forbes
Red Hat unveils new offering, cloud certification at VMWorld, CIO
Introducing Red Hat Storage Architecture, SysCon

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Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification

by Iain Gray, vice president, global services, Red Hat

Today is an exciting day for Red Hat as we announce our new Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanded training in support of Red Hat’s OpenStack technology.

We launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform at the Red Hat Summit in June as a core part of our open hybrid cloud strategy. There is a huge amount of excitement about OpenStack both at Red Hat and from our customers. In terms of company focus, it truly is “the next Linux.” Our goal is to bring our enterprise experience to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market and provide an OpenStack platform that our customers can trust.

We are committed to providing services that help our customers use OpenStack to get their products to market faster. We recently launched a range of IaaS-focused offerings. From cloud migration strategy consulting, to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform product-pilot implementation services, through complete IaaS-based solution development, we can support our customers through every stage in their cloud journey. Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210), a course we introduced earlier this year, helps customers build their teams’ readiness to adopt and use this new technology.

Today, we complement and expand these offerings by introducing the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanding the Red Hat OpenStack Administration course to cover new capabilities in the latest release and to provide preparation for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Exam (EX210).

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 8/23

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Five questions with Rich Heironimus, ServicesSpeak
Managing the mixed cloud: Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud, TechRepublic
Red Hat launches two new OpenStack offerings, Dell

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