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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone working in an enterprise organization has felt the frustration that arises when systems don’t talk to each other or when manual processes must be undertaken to accomplish tasks that should be automated. Solving these kinds of problems is what application integration is all about.
“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” –J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret
For several years now, one of the most used words in the last couple years in every IT organization has been “cloud”. Why? Because using or providing “cloud” services is one of the main objectives for CIOs and CTOs across the globe.