Our favorites for the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

Sorry, we slacked and missed last week, so below are links to some pages and articles we found over the past two weeks and really liked.

Red Hat
How to convert a JBoss Developer Studio web project to a Maven project (JB225), ServicesSpeak
BPM: Utilizing JBoss technologies to increase business performance and agility, ServicesSpeak
Obsidian trains South Africa’s first 4 RHCAs, ITWeb
Guide to Red Hat certifications, ModernDignity
Red Hat preps next virtualization platform, ZDNet
Red Hat among nation’s most innovative, TriangleBusinessJournal
Red Hat explains what enterprise Linux is all about, InternetNews

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Our favorites for the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
12 IT certifications that aid career advancement, ComputerWorld
BRMS best practices: tips for your BPM process initialization layer, HowToJBoss
Guest Post: Bruno Lima, Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, EMEA, ServicesSpeak
The skinny on RHEV live migration, SearchServerVirtualization

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Cloud Sniff Test: Cutting through the jargon

by David Kang (Red Hat)

Cloud is not software, cloud is not hardware, cloud is not virtualization, and cloud is certainly not a panacea for broken IT. Cloud is an architecture: a set of fundamental tenets that have different implications at different levels of IT, from network, to hardware, to applications, and to the IT process itself. To say you have a cloud is to say that you have a cohesive architecture, technology set, and most importantly processes, that work towards a defined goal under a set of well-understood principals. Building your cloud is as much about defining your goals and governing principals as it is about investing in technology.

Building your cloud and consuming cloud services
Step one is defining your governing principals. This is a crucial step before embarking on your cloud journey as the policies and principals you define will help you navigate your journey through the rapidly expanding cloud ecosystem. This is also an opportunity to ask tough questions and examine what your principals and processes are, and why you have them. Process is ultimately about managing risk, so consider what risks are acceptable under your governance policies and weigh them against the potential benefits cloud can offer. Both Facebook and Google have adopted “deploy to production” models that seem to fly in the face of process conventions such as ITIL or RUP, yet somehow they seem to survive. The penalty for not doing this exercise is ballooning adoption costs, or failed rollouts all together.

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