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Our new era is one of unprecedented change—and possibility. The rapid pace of disruption and innovation that we call digital transformation is fueled by the combination of people, process and technology; forcing interactions at levels we have never before seen, to fundamentally remake the enterprise. While many organizations are relying on cutting edge technology to fuel transformation, experts, and our own experience, tell us that just adding new technologies to the portfolio is not enough to win at transformation.
The importance of utilizing containers goes beyond being a supporting block for agile and DevOps. Utilizing new technology can help organizations realize people and process changes that support modernization and container adoption is an opportunity and a catalyst that helps to cause a chain reaction in the way organizations deliver software.
Innovating and adopting emerging technology is practically mandatory for any company, regardless of its segment of activity, due to systems and technology now supporting the business, and the way companies sell their products or provide services to their customers.
Everybody talks about emerging technologies and the importance of companies adopting such technologies that are super innovative and have great potential to transform the way we work. However, because they are still recent and have not been widely explored or tested, they generate insecurity and challenges at the time of adoption.
To adopt innovative technologies, it is necessary to understand the challenges brought with it and look for ways to facilitate massive adoption. After all, there is no point in just having one silo or department interested in adopting emerging technologies, if the rest of the organization does not understand the benefits of this change.
But what are the real factors that blocker emerging tech adoption within companies?
Helping our customers, partners, and communities utilize technology in times of massive transformation is what we do and who we are as an organization. To help with your skills transformation during this time, we want to make learning OpenShift accessible from wherever you are. Red Hat Training and Certification is offering the self-paced, online Introduction to OpenShift Applications (DO101) course at no cost until June 30, 2020.
It’s uncontested that open source communities have been at the center of innovation for decades, enabling and accelerating innovation through distributed developers’ contributions. What’s also become clear over time is that the outcomes of the open-source development model are anchored in ways of working and unsaid cultural principles and practices that enable these communities to thrive.
Red Hat, the leader in open-source, has boiled down the underpinnings of open source innovation in five principles that make up what we call open culture: transparency, collaboration, adaptability, community, and inclusivity. These principles — a bedrock to Red Hat’s innovative model for decades — have never been put to the test more than in the current climate when remote work has become the norm, and leaders rely on high-performing remote teams to continue to deliver tangible business outcomes and innovation. Business goals may need to be adapted in the current climate, but initiatives, milestones, and initiatives don’t disappear. Working in an agile manner is critical.
As enterprises start to adopt their container journey and onboard their applications into the OpenShift Container Platform, application monitoring becomes critical to anticipate problems and discover bottlenecks in a production environment. Application Monitoring is also one of the biggest challenges faced by almost all organizations who are either in the process of or already have migrated their workloads into OpenShift.
The growing adoption of microservices architecture makes monitoring more complex since a large number of applications that are distributed in nature are communicating with each other. What used to be a function or a direct call in a monolithic application is now a network call from one microservice to another. Also, running multiple instances on these microservices as containers adds another layer of complexity.
Starting with OpenShift 4.3, you can use the platform’s monitoring capabilities for your application workloads running on OpenShift. This helps keep the application monitoring centralized. You don’t need to manage an additional monitoring solution as the platform now provides these capabilities.
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