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.

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Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
WEBINAR: Innersource Fundamentals: Egalitarianism, Meritocarcy and Measuring Success, RedHat
Producing a Red Hat Training course, Part I, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat takes the wraps off RHEL 5.9, PCWorld
Red Hat suddenly has cloud momentum, SeekingAlpha
Mexican Federal Electoral Institute relies on Red Hat to power national electoral system, RedHat
Indonesia Stock Exchange halves its hardware cost with Red Hat solution, RedHat

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Producing a Red Hat Training Course – Part 1

by Wander Boessenkool (Red Hat)

Producing a Red Hat Training course takes a lot of hard, but also thankful, work. In this series of posts I will explore the workflow that goes into producing a single course.

To satisfy our technical readers we still start this series with a post about the tools we use to produce our output documents, from the slide-decks used by our instructors, through the PDF files sent to our printers to produce the printed version of our Instructor Guides and Student Workbooks, to the HTML content and stylesheets used for our Red Hat Online Learning offering.

Single Source Publishing

All of our course materials are authored in DocBook, an XML dialect designed for producing texts, ranging from a one page article all the way up to a set of multiple books. Using DocBook we can then easily convert a single set of source files describing a book into a wide range of output formats using XSL transforms.

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Migration planning using JBoss Cake

by Emily Brand (Red Hat)

Starting research on how to migrate your applications to JBoss can be an overwhelming process. Taking the migration in small steps will help manage expectations and increase the success of the effort. The major steps for planning include creating a project management office, completing a current state analysis, and creating a diagram specifying how applications interface with each other throughout your organization. With that information in hand you are ready to create a project plan and begin the migration.

Create a Project Management Office (PMO)
Decide which project managers will be the overall leads of the project. If you are missing resources that are capable of project managing, Red Hat Consulting can help augment your PMO and train your project managers for migrations.

The PMO will handle scheduling by creating a project plan. The project plan should originally be a high level document specifying the list of applications and the project start and end date. Managing and mitigating risks is the number one goal of the project manager. The PMO will also be in charge of holding individuals accountable for sticking to the project plan after achieving buy-in as well as coordinating communication throughout all of the necessary parties including infrastructure, database, and application teams.

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Favorites for the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

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Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
Taste of Training: RHEV command line interfacing, RedHat
Top posts from 2012, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat expects to remain platform of choice for cloud, big data, TheNation
Red Hat buys ManageIQ, gains hybrid cloud tools, InformationWeek

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Favorites for the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked. This is our last post of the year. Thanks everyone for reading and we hope you have a great holiday.

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Red Hat Training North American winter promotion, RedHat
Five top tips for the journey to cloud, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat speeds up open source virtualization race, InformationWeek
A Red Hat training and virtualization quiz, SearchServerVirtualization

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Five top tips for the journey to cloud

by Malcolm Herbert (Red Hat)

The post below originally appeared here on November 22, 2012.

A comparison between enterprise IT and public cloud computing dramatically highlights the benefits of moving to cloud.

Application deployment times can shrink from weeks in the traditional data centre to minutes in a cloud data centre; new application development time accelerates from years to weeks (or months at most); cost per virtual machine plummets from dollars to cents; server administrator ratios can explode from 20:1 to 300:1; while efficiency increases, with resource utilisation soaring from 20% to 75%.

With measurable benefits like these, it’s no wonder that IDC expects that by 2015 the majority of the enterprise market will require integrated hybrid cloud management capabilities (Source: IDC Cloud Management Study, 2011 Survey).

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