Favorite links and pages of the week – 12/06

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat Debuts Cloud, Virtualization, Security Updates with RHEL 6.5, The VAR Guy
How to use a Red Hat Storage volume as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Cinder block storage back end, Services Speak
Certified Red Hat Linux Alternate Training Scheduled Saturday, Monday, and Thursday Evenings, /training/etc
Red Hat Drives IT Modernization and Scale with ServiceNow, Hispanic Business
Bundle up and save! Get a Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter, Services Speak #RHWP2013

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Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013

Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013, 10th – 12th December 2013, in Barcelona, Spain

It’s your chance to meet top executives from Red Hat and to discuss the truly innovative joint technology offerings that HP and Red Hat have been developing together for more than a decade. Plus get familiar with our solutions and find out how you can win a free Red Hat OpenStack training and/or free Red Hat OpenStack exam from Red Hat Training and Certification.

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 11/15

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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Bundle up & save! Get this Red Hat scarf if you bundle a course + exam this winter #RHWP2013, Services Speak
Red Hat and Partners Deliver Certified OpenStack Solutions at Feverish Clip, The Wall Street Journal
Fedora, Red Hat’s community Linux, turns 10, ZDNet
Red Hat Ramps Up Virtualization and Cloud Initiatives, ServerWatch
Red Hat Aims to Manage More Clouds With CloudForms 3, eWEEK

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 11/01

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Red Hat Releases Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Beta, DABCC
Installing OpenStack with PackStack, Services Speak
Red Hat Enables Enterprises to Open New Channels of Self-Service with JBoss Portal 6.1, Red Hat
Automate OpenShift workflows to reduce dev-to-QA time Registration, Red Hat
Red Hat Mobilizes JBoss Portal, eWeek
Red Hat Embraces OpenStack Havana Cloud Computing Platform, The VAR Guy
Red Hat Launches New Initiative to Drive Enterprise Adoption of OpenStack, Red Hat

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Getting developers and IT operations working together

by Alan Hale (Red Hat)

This post originally appeared in DeveloperTech.

Today’s business leaders want more innovation, faster. They know that, in order to beat competitors and continue to thrive, their organisation must excel in bringing new products and services to market at speed and on consistently exceeding customer expectations.

That puts major pressure on those responsible for developing and delivering new and enhanced software functionality for the business to use. More frequent releases and shorter deadlines are increasingly becoming facts of life, but in the race to fast-track new pieces of code, IT teams often hit a roadblock.

That roadblock occurs at the boundary of application development and IT operations, an intersection where two very different cultures meet.

Conflict resolution

On one side of the boundary is the culture of the developer, where creativity, freedom to experiment and choice of tools are paramount. The developer is happiest using Agile techniques to produce a constant stream of software releases and upgrades that will get the business where it needs to be, in terms of innovation.

On the other side of the boundary is IT operations, where stability and control are what matters. Disruption is the enemy and frequent software releases can be complex to manage. IT operations agree that they want the business to move forwards – but not at the risk of critical systems falling over.

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