The names we use for certifications are important. They should communicate clearly what they represent someone can do and how they relate to one another. Three years ago we made some policy and structure changes to provide more flexibility and choices for people participating in the certification program. We are now making another choice to make Red Hat Certification a better tool for IT professionals and for organizations that use Red Hat technologies.
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A recent study from IDC noted that in 2017, infrastructure IT spend for cloud environments is estimated at $41.7 billion. Further, 14.7 percent of that $41.7 billion is to be dedicated to private cloud infrastructure initiatives – that’s about $6 billion, if you were wondering.
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The world of OpenStack is forever evolving and improving. Virtually everything is virtual: virtual routers, virtual switches, virtual cables, and virtual bridges.
Many organisations realise that automation is the key to success for maintaining multiple applications, servers, networks, and teams. While the overall concept of automation is easy to grasp, implementing automation requires a set of tools and governance to ensure maintainability and extendibility of not only the automation but the entire IT environment. Here are a few examples of why a defined set of tools and process governance is needed:
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With the accelerated pace of technology, acquiring and maintaining critical IT team skills can require training. When looking to invest in training, it can often come down to two questions; what is the business value of training? Why should IT team training be prioritized now?
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Regardless of what your environment looks like, you need a way to centrally manage, expand, and update workflows to meet business needs. In this short video, we discuss the integration of CloudForms and Ansible, and the benefits this orchestration duo provides for workflow management in your cloud environment.
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With the increasing speed of IT technology change, educational institutions often struggle with providing current, in-demand curriculums. The Red Hat Academy is specifically designed to address this challenge, providing a no-cost partnership opportunity for educational institutions around the globe.
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In a recent Red Hat-commissioned study to understand how unified IT management can enable efficiency and operations of heterogeneous IT environments, seven companies utilizing Red Hat CloudForms were interviewed. From these interviews IDC calculated that the companies in question would realize benefits with an average value of $11,937 per 100 users per year over a span of five years. This average value would then result in a return on investment of 436 percent. The companies were able to deliver their returns based on a 92 percent reduction in staff-time per delivery service request, and from this reduction in manual time productivity was increased. How they did it is discussed below:
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