Pitfalls and Successes in Operational and Cultural Change when Adopting Container Platforms

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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Accelerate application development with Event Storming and Open Innovation Labs

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 [1].

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Driving success for our clients, this year at Red Hat Summit

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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Accelerating Time To Value In The New Digital Economy

Today, most organizations have significant internal datasets and digital services. These resources have the potential to be converted into new revenue streams by securely exposing them to customers and partners as web services. The availability of a number of open source web service frameworks, has meant that it has never been easier to develop RESTful APIs and expose these resources to customers. This allows organizations to validate an idea or hypothesis and capture customer feedback in a matter of weeks or possibly even days.

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Making The Most Of Software-Defined-Storage With Consulting, Training & Support

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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Standard Operating Environment – Part II: Workflows in Detail

This article was originally posted on OpenSourceArchitects.org.

Introduction

In the previous article in this series we introduced the basic concepts of a Standard Operating Environment (SOE). Here we go into further details of the workflows and processes involved in an SOE. In the third part of this series we will discuss the implementation and operation of an SOE in practice.

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