Favorite links and pages of the week – May 23, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Blog Post: Red Hat Certification Program Changes 2014, Services Speak
Red Hat CTO: 5 Business Benefits of Open Source Software, HuffingtonPost
Through May 31, 2014, save 15% on any two Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® courses. Sign up today!, Red Hat
Red Hat Announces ManageIQ Community for Open Source Cloud Management, MarketWatch
Red Hat acquisition of Inktank beefs up its storage, TechTarget
Tesora Announces OpenStack Collaborations with Open Source Leaders, Red Hat and Mongo DB, MarketWatch
Red Hat Boosts Storage Capabilities With Inktank Deal, Enterprise Tech

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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.

Red Hat
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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WEBINAR: Simple, efficient, highly-integrated applications with JBoss Fuse

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 16:00 UTC | 11:00 am (New York) | 5:00 pm (Paris) | 9:30 pm (Mumbai)

Disparate data and information on systems that can’t scale or communicate with each other create a recipe for disaster. You can’t react or innovate quickly enough as your business becomes even more challenging.

Red Hat works with organizations every day to automate processes and integrate applications and services. Join our webinar to learn how we can help you meet business requirements and optimize performance.

Modernize your architecture with Red Hat JBoss Fuse
In this webinar, you’ll learn how Red Hat® JBoss® Fuse helped modernize architecture for several customers. Through customer use cases, learn how to:

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Top 10 posts of 2013

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

As we gear up for the coming year, it would be criminal for us to not to do our very own Top 10 list while we say good night to 2013. Miss something over the last 12 months? Here are our most popular posts from 2013, in their glorious and original form:

Tuning your system with tuned, Wander Boessenkool

Announcing the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening, Randy Russell

Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification, Iain Gray

Guest post: Journey to RHCE and beyond, Christian Stankowic

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Cigna becomes more agile with behavior-driven development

When Cigna developers needed to improve their application testing processes, they teamed up with Red Hat Consulting to implement agile methodologies. Iterative development has helped Cigna prioritize features based on customers’ needs, and as a result, the quality of Cigna’s software has improved.

In the video below, representatives from Cigna and Red Hat Consulting discuss how working together to instill behavior-driven development principles helped Cigna:

• Increase speed to market by aligning application delivery with customer expectations.
• Reduce risk by engaging subject matter experts and stakeholders in regular reviews.
• Sustain application quality by identifying and fixing defects early in project life cycle.
• Ensure on-time delivery and predictable performance.

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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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WEBINAR: Automate OpenShift workflows to reduce dev-to-QA time

With OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat®, developers can now produce and support more applications faster. Implementing proper workflow processes across your organization lets you cut development time even further and work toward a true continuous deployment model.

Faster app deployment, higher-quality software
Through continuous integration, you can make sure your organization gets the full benefits of OpenShift Enterprise. Not only will you deploy applications quicker, your software quality will improve.

In this webinar demo, Red Hat Consulting walks through the steps for streamlining your development process so you can reduce deployment time by:

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