Five Questions with…Rich Heironimus, middleware practice lead, Red Hat Consulting

by Rich Heironimus (Red Hat)

It’s no secret that middleware is increasingly a critical component of integrating, automating and accelerating business. With the rapid development of new technologies and platforms, we caught up with Rich Heironimus for his thoughts as to the latest trends arounds middleware, and what it means for developers.

How are customers using middleware today?
Today, middleware is increasingly helping customers achieve business agility. The flexibility that a well-architected system brings to the customer ultimately translates into better business efficiency. Legacy systems are often tightly coupled and making changes becomes more and more expensive over time. Many customers are building an integration or SOA foundation that leverages BPM and BRMS to achieve business agility by deploying their key processes and rules in middleware platforms. As more customers become more globalized, many customers are trying to deploy standardized processes and rules across the region or globe with localized changes or differences. BPM and BRMS middleware is enabling this flexibility.

What are some trends happening right now in the middleware space?
Middleware is being used to reduce the time to market for new applications by leveraging the efficiency driven through integration and BPM/BRMS platforms. Customers are revamping legacy workflow driven applications by refactoring them on a BPM/BRMS platform and owning the changes. Big data is also driving Complex Event processing, rules and process adoption.

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Our favorite links and posts of the week

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
New Red Hat OpenStack admin course, LinuxUserUK
Red Hat Gluster will transform storage market, IDC analyst predicts, TechTarget
Red Hat announces GlusterFS 3.4 software-defined storage, VARGuy
Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure enables flexibility in virtual datacenters, RedHat

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Our favorite links and posts of the week

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
WEBINAR: Why your cloud strategy should include PaaS, RedHat
Red Hat on cloud futures and trends, DigitalNewsAsia

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WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale, middleware migrations with JBoss Windup

Migrating to open source software can be challenging. JBoss® Windup, a Community project, makes the transition easier. Learn how to use JBoss Windup to reduce the time, cost, and risk of migrations of proprietary Java™ EE investments to open source middleware.

In this session, Windup’s creator, Brad Davis, will give a live demonstration of JBoss Windup and discuss using the project to assist with migrations from Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere to Red Hat® JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

In this webinar, you will learn about:
• Migration planning tools.
• How Windup can be used throughout the IT migration process.
• Windup’s capabilities within Java EE migrations.
• Techniques for making large-scale Java platform migrations successful.
• Windup’s feature roadmap.

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Favorite links and posts of the week

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
Announcing the Red Hat certificate of expertise in server hardening, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Red Hat exec debunks open source myth, FutureGov
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A rock-solid desktop distribution for companies, TechTips
Why combine Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenStack? Technology optimization benefits., RedHat

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WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Time: 16:00 UTC | 12:00 pm (New York) | 6:00 pm (Paris) | 9:30 pm (Mumbai)
Duration: 60 minutes

Your business analysts and application developers need to be on the same page to model, automate, measure, and improve their processes and policies. Miscommunication creates delays in delivery, increases costs, and compromises innovation.
 
Behavior-driven development (BDD) is an agile, customer-driven software development method that brings together subject matter experts, testers, and developers to improve the speed-to-market and quality of rules-based applications.

Cigna increased productivity and quality with BDD
In this webinar, Red Hat Consulting gives and overview of the BDD method, and Cigna, a global health service company, discusses how adopting BDD helped them transform their DevOps practice by:

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Announcing the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

by Randy Russell (Red Hat)

I am pleased to announce our newest certification, Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening. This new Certificate of Expertise will take the place of the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Security: Network Services and Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Directory Services and Authentication. Red Hat Certified Professionals working towards earning Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) or Red Hat Certified Architect are able to visit our Certification FAQ to learn more about how this new Certificate of Expertise fits into these programs. Why are we introducing this new credential and replacing long-standing ones with it?

Every year, Las Vegas plays host to DEF CON® Hacking Conference, which is routinely described as the world’s biggest hacker conference. Most people attend to learn about security exploits so that they can protect themselves and others. At last year’s conference many speakers within the DEF CON community spoke about the important of asking questions, engaging with others while at the conference and sharing knowledge.

One speaker, who is particular well-established, likewise made such a statement. He then went on to say that in order to speak to him, there were requirements. He then proceeded to enumerate, accompanied by slides, the vast array of skills and knowledge one needed in order to be worthy to step into his presence. His rigorous list would be an excellent checklist for someone who wanted to have a heavy-duty, information assurance consulting practice. However, many of us must think about security and implement practices that address specific risk factors with appropriate levels of time, effort and money. It is not our role to contemplate the vast everythingness of everything. We need to ensure that we have taken appropriate steps on systems within our care. In short, we need focus within that deep, broad ocean called security.

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Our favorite links and pages of the week

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
Java enterprise application migration: the four pillars of success, ServicesSpeak
Cigna named 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year, InvestorsBusinessDaily
Red Hat makes OpenStack, open hybrid cloud push official, VARGuy
Red Hat advances OpenShift enterprise with new release, SysCon
Red Hat on RHEL7, MariaDB and enterprise Linux, ServerWatch
OpenStack marks third birthday, ZDNet
Red Hat’s cloud strategy centers on bundled products and top-notch support, LinuxToday
Can Red Hat hijack OpenStack (in a good way)?, VARGuy

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