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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Catching up with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California

Based in Southern California, with five offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino counties, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California was recently named Red Hat Training’s Ready Partner of the Year at the annual Red Hat Training Partner Conference in Las Vegas, NV. As part of the world’s largest independent IT training company, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California is a learning solutions provider for the industry’s top vendors, and has been a Red Hat Training Partner since 2010. We recently caught up with New Horizons Computer learning Centers of Southern California’s CEO, Kevin Landry, for his thoughts regarding the state of the training industry today and how it will change tomorrow.

Who are you training these days?
The market we’re in is a little bit unique. 70% of our business is considered B2B or enterprise business, companies like Disney, Southern California Edison, and Ingram Micro. Working with Red Hat over the past several years, we’ve continually seen this business double year after year. Developers in training is the largest growth area, but the greatest area of interest we’ve seen increase has been in the consumer market, where individuals fund their own training. I’d say 30% of the individuals that we train fall into this latter group, and are funding training on their own or have alternative government funding, such as VA benefits or unemployment benefits.

What are the most common reasons people are getting trained right now?
Skill shortage is the main reason that individuals are seeking training, and being that it’s more likely these days to see Linux or Red Hat in a job description, we’ve seen a lot of growth in consumers seeking Red Hat Certifications.

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 9/6

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, RedHat
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Software and configuration management made easy using RPM, ServicesSpeak
PaaS, DevOps and OpenStack for the enterprise, SysCon
Red Hat launches new training, certification for cloud pros, eWeek
Red Hat continues cloud infrastructure momentum with new offerings, industry-leading performance, WSJ
Red Hat to advance CloudForms for cloud management, eWeek
Red Hat positioned in the leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for on-premise application platforms, WSJ

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 8/30

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification, ServicesSpeak
Why did Red Hat ultimately win the battle for monetizing Linux support, Forbes
Red Hat unveils new offering, cloud certification at VMWorld, CIO
Introducing Red Hat Storage Architecture, SysCon

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Favorite links and posts of the week – 8/23

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
Five questions with Rich Heironimus, ServicesSpeak
Managing the mixed cloud: Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud, TechRepublic
Red Hat launches two new OpenStack offerings, Dell

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Five Questions with…Rich Heironimus, middleware practice lead, Red Hat Consulting

by Rich Heironimus (Red Hat)

It’s no secret that middleware is increasingly a critical component of integrating, automating and accelerating business. With the rapid development of new technologies and platforms, we caught up with Rich Heironimus for his thoughts as to the latest trends arounds middleware, and what it means for developers.

How are customers using middleware today?
Today, middleware is increasingly helping customers achieve business agility. The flexibility that a well-architected system brings to the customer ultimately translates into better business efficiency. Legacy systems are often tightly coupled and making changes becomes more and more expensive over time. Many customers are building an integration or SOA foundation that leverages BPM and BRMS to achieve business agility by deploying their key processes and rules in middleware platforms. As more customers become more globalized, many customers are trying to deploy standardized processes and rules across the region or globe with localized changes or differences. BPM and BRMS middleware is enabling this flexibility.

What are some trends happening right now in the middleware space?
Middleware is being used to reduce the time to market for new applications by leveraging the efficiency driven through integration and BPM/BRMS platforms. Customers are revamping legacy workflow driven applications by refactoring them on a BPM/BRMS platform and owning the changes. Big data is also driving Complex Event processing, rules and process adoption.

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Our favorite links and posts of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
WEBINAR: Simplify large-scale middleware migrations with JBoss Windup, ServicesSpeak
WEBINAR: How Cigna builds better applications, quicker with agile testing, RedHat
WEBINAR: Why your cloud strategy should include PaaS, RedHat
Red Hat on cloud futures and trends, DigitalNewsAsia

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Our 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.

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
Java enterprise application migration: the four pillars of success, ServicesSpeak
Cigna named 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year, InvestorsBusinessDaily
Red Hat makes OpenStack, open hybrid cloud push official, VARGuy
Red Hat advances OpenShift enterprise with new release, SysCon
Red Hat on RHEL7, MariaDB and enterprise Linux, ServerWatch
OpenStack marks third birthday, ZDNet
Red Hat’s cloud strategy centers on bundled products and top-notch support, LinuxToday
Can Red Hat hijack OpenStack (in a good way)?, VARGuy

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