Red Hat Consulting: Integrating CloudForms and Ansible to enhance your workflows

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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Red Hat Academy: Aligning education and industry for work-ready graduates

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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Unified IT Management

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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Red Hat Training accelerates time to market using DevOps and Agile principles

DevOps is transforming IT by automating processes and breaking down walls between functional teams. This results in reduced time to market and greater value to the business. The Red Hat Training and Certification curriculum team applies the same concepts and processes to deliver updated training to our customers faster and at a higher quality.

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Enable agility with infrastructure-as-code

The Cloud Age

In the olden days of ‘yore, when anyone wanted a new server they would embark on a ritual that would involve everything from ordering the physical server from a supplier to provisioning the server after installation. This process would involve multiple time-consuming indirect actions, and could take up to months. Have you ever seen one of those American TV ads where some distressed person in an irrational amount of agony is shown as an example of a pain point? Yeah? Well, it was kinda like that.

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Top 5 imperatives for partnering with change at Gartner Symposium

Change is happening and is bound to impact every one of us one way or the other.  Welcome to the our brave new digital world.

Change is no longer a choice.  Some enterprises have the luxury to take a structured, methodical approach for the Management of Change.  This is effective and applicable in those scenarios where the change in question has been planned for the enterprise as a whole with the right resources and communication mechanisms in place.

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Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility

According to Gartner, Cloud Computing has been growing at 4.5 times the rate of IT spending each year since 2009. This trend is only expecting to become more exaggerated, as cloud computing is expected to grow at more than six times the rate of IT spend through the year 2020. New trends like containerization and serverless architectures are in essence cloud computing trends, and as the world becomes more connected, users are demanding everything in a software defined way. We expect everything to come to us in the form of IoT applications or services that all need to run in a cloud environment. In fact, the creation of data from IoT devices is increasing more than ever as the cloud continues to expand; By 2025, it is predicted that more than 80 billion IoT devices will be online, creating over 180 zettabytes of data, much of which will be in the cloud. With the ever increasing in popularity of the cloud, comes the needs to define your cloud strategy with flexibility in mind, to meet any new demands.

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Simplifying Hybrid Cloud with Automation

We’ve invited Mark Johnson, Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Strategy at Emergent and Mythics, to contribute to the Red Hat Services Speak blog. As a Premier Business Partner, Emergent partners with Red Hat Consulting to deliver a variety of solutions to our end customers around Red Hat’s emerging technology portfolio.

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