Washington DC public sector: Join Red Hat Consulting and Cisco to explore the Path to Open Cloud

Government agencies face unprecedented pressure from both the public and employees to adopt the digital tools that have revolutionized communications and services elsewhere. As technology developments in the private sector increasingly outpace government’s ability to adopt them, cloud computing offers agencies unique opportunities to overcome many of the traditional barriers to modernization.

But cloud integration is proving more challenging than it first seemed, with aims for federal data to be as transparent and efficient as possible. At this event, we’ll discuss what’s trending in cloud computing and virtualization, how to overcome challenges to benefit from the power of open source, and explore real use cases on how transitioning to the cloud has worked in both the public and private sector.

On April 8, 2014, join Nextgov and the most creative minds in the federal tech space to learn:

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Favorite links and pages of the week – February 7, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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OpenStack Power Training & Exam at Red Hat Summit 2014, Services Speak
Blog Post: Red Hat architecture framework structure for open source consulting projects, Services Speak
DevOps in Straight English – Part 2 of 2, Red Hat developer blog
Tell us why you should be the Red Hat Certified Professional of the year 2014 and win a free trip to Summit including flight, conference pass, and hotel. Submit your story today!, Red Hat
Red Hat Certifications can help you make the most of your Red Hat subscriptions, learn how, Red Hat

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Favorite links and pages of the week – January 24, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat OpenStack Certification News, Services Speak
Red Hat Developer Blog Post: DevOps in Straight English – Part 1 of 2 – Enter the Buzzword, Red Hat Developer Blog
Participation trumps technology in cloud: Red Hat CEO, channelbuzz.ca
CentOS Becomes Official Part of Red Hat Linux Family, InternetNews.com
Red Hat Announces New OpenShift Certification, Services Speak
Bundle up and save! Get a Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter, Services Speak #RHWP2013

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How to use a Red Hat Storage volume as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Cinder block storage back end

by Rudi Kastl, curriculum manager, Red Hat

By default, the packstack installer uses either a volume group named cinder-volumes or a loopback device as back end for the Cinder block storage service. For professional purposes, this is not enough; the usual requirement is to have a redundant storage back end. If you have an existing Red Hat Storage service, you might want to use one of the GlusterFS volumes as back end for the block devices your virtual machines use in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform cloud.

Before starting the configuration, you must remove all existing Cinder volumes, or you will run into problems. To figure out if there are any existing volumes with your current Cinder setup issue:

source /root/keystonerc_admin
cinder list

If there are any volumes listed, delete them with:

cinder delete volumename

Now that you have a cleaned-up Cinder setup, you can configure the back end to exclusively use the Red Hat Storage GlusterFS volume(s).

Start off by installing the GlusterFS-fuse package on the Cinder host, available in the Red Hat Storage Native Client repository from Red Hat Network.

yum -y install GlusterFS-fuse

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Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013

Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013, 10th – 12th December 2013, in Barcelona, Spain

It’s your chance to meet top executives from Red Hat and to discuss the truly innovative joint technology offerings that HP and Red Hat have been developing together for more than a decade. Plus get familiar with our solutions and find out how you can win a free Red Hat OpenStack training and/or free Red Hat OpenStack exam from Red Hat Training and Certification.

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Getting developers and IT operations working together

by Alan Hale (Red Hat)

This post originally appeared in DeveloperTech.

Today’s business leaders want more innovation, faster. They know that, in order to beat competitors and continue to thrive, their organisation must excel in bringing new products and services to market at speed and on consistently exceeding customer expectations.

That puts major pressure on those responsible for developing and delivering new and enhanced software functionality for the business to use. More frequent releases and shorter deadlines are increasingly becoming facts of life, but in the race to fast-track new pieces of code, IT teams often hit a roadblock.

That roadblock occurs at the boundary of application development and IT operations, an intersection where two very different cultures meet.

Conflict resolution

On one side of the boundary is the culture of the developer, where creativity, freedom to experiment and choice of tools are paramount. The developer is happiest using Agile techniques to produce a constant stream of software releases and upgrades that will get the business where it needs to be, in terms of innovation.

On the other side of the boundary is IT operations, where stability and control are what matters. Disruption is the enemy and frequent software releases can be complex to manage. IT operations agree that they want the business to move forwards – but not at the risk of critical systems falling over.

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