Satellite is Red Hat’s content management, provisioning, configuration management, and lifecycle management solution to help keep your infrastructure running efficiently and more securely while reducing costs and overall complexity. Regardless of your what your environment looks like, you can benefit from the configuration management capabilities that Satellite provides. In this short video, we discuss machine provisioning, one of the most popular features of Satellite 6, and demonstrate the Satellite provisioning workflow:
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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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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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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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