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In the previous article in this series we discussed the workflows and processes involved in an SOE. In the final part of this series we will discuss the implementation and operation of an SOE in practice, using Red Hat Satellite, Ansible Tower, and Jenkins to drive Continuous Integration and testing. This architecture is implemented using the SOE-CI scripts, available here. While this article focuses on using version 1.0 of SOE-CI, please note that a new version of SOE-CI is under development. This is a complete rewrite in Python, using the Nailgun API to satellite and is available here.
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Digital Transformation is a term that’s become almost as ubiquitous as Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what does it actually mean? How is it related to a digital platform and how does the openness of a platform influence its successfulness?
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Failure to Iterate
The technology itself is changing and evolving rapidly. The inability to quickly iterate and consume changes in the products and tooling can put you far behind recent features and potentially cause a lot more rework or re-invention of features already in development. If you try to solve for everything on day one, the time it takes often can put you several versions behind and also could result in solving for scenarios that aren’t necessary at that moment, on both the Infrastructure and the development side.
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Digital Transformation is about embracing the idea that every business is evolving into a technology business in order to compete in the digital economy. This means organizations must shift their mindset from “IT as a cost center” to “IT as an engine of innovation.” But implementing new technology is not enough – effective organizations prioritize the maturation of their people and processes to compete in the digital economy .
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I have always grounded Red Hat Global Services in three things: client success, deep expertise, and emerging technology adoption. In an effort to continue to drive success for our customers and business partners, we’re bringing back the Red Hat Consulting Discovery Series this year at Red Hat Summit in Boston. Attendees will once again have the opportunity to meet with our subject matter experts in an interactive whiteboarding environment, getting a glimpse into the way services delivers value and takes businesses to the next level.
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If you have been thinking that software-defined storage (SDS) can only be used in an OpenStack environment, think again. Storage for OpenStack only represents a tiny fraction of the multi-billion dollar enterprise and cloud storage market. Just about any industry, government, defense, satellite imagery, medical imagery, media and more has incredibly large storage needs that are growing exponentially every year.
Before the arrival of SDS, the only choice organizations had was to invest in expensive storage appliances, and to keep investing in more and more of them whenever they needed to accommodate exploding data storage needs.
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