Written by John Allessio, VP of services
In case you haven’t noticed, OpenStack is top of mind for Red Hat in addition to being frequently in the news. We continue to roll out new OpenStack services to help companies take their cloud computing initiatives to the next level by leveraging the experience that we have gained deploying industry-leading initiatives. We’ve also introduced new training classes and certifications to help create more OpenStack specialists in the field and, we’re gearing up for the next OpenStack Summit in Tokyo this October.
If the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was any indication, I believe the Tokyo event is going to be a success. The OpenStack community is growing at a fast pace, with more than 27,000 community members and 76 products available in the marketplace. Following the Vancouver event, an IDC Insight talked about what’s needed to build on the current OpenStack momentum.
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by Holly Neal
Thank you to all Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) worldwide who submitted their story to become the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year for 2014. We received many outstanding stories. Congratulations to all RHCPs who use their Red Hat certified skills to enhance their IT environments.
The Red Hat® Training and Certification team congratulates Jorge Juarez Acevedo of Mexico for being selected as the 2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.
Mr. Acevedo conducted several key projects as the IT Manager at Banco Azteca in Mexico. Banco Azteca operates in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador and Brazil and it is one of the largest banks in Mexico in terms of coverage. With more than 6.8 million savings accounts. In addition to consumer credit for goods. Banco Azteca offers personal loans, credit cards, as well as car loans, among other types of credit. Banco Azteca also offers payroll systems. Acevedo leveraged his RHCSA, RHCE, RHCVA, and RHCDS certification skills to make better use of Red Hat solutions and add more value to Banco Azteca Business.
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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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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 Fuse
In this webinar, you’ll learn how Red Hat® Fuse helped modernize architecture for several customers. Through customer use cases, learn how to:
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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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by Rudi Kastl, curriculum manager, Red Hat
By default, the packstack installer uses either a volume group named cinder-volumes or a loopback device as back end for the Cinder block storage service. For professional purposes, this is not enough; the usual requirement is to have a redundant storage back end. If you have an existing Red Hat Storage service, you might want to use one of the GlusterFS volumes as back end for the block devices your virtual machines use in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform cloud.
Before starting the configuration, you must remove all existing Cinder volumes, or you will run into problems. To figure out if there are any existing volumes with your current Cinder setup issue:
If there are any volumes listed, delete them with:
cinder delete volumename
Now that you have a cleaned-up Cinder setup, you can configure the back end to exclusively use the Red Hat Storage GlusterFS volume(s).
Start off by installing the GlusterFS-fuse package on the Cinder host, available in the Red Hat Storage Native Client repository from Red Hat Network.
yum -y install GlusterFS-fuse
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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.
Continue reading “Cigna becomes more agile with behavior-driven development”