Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
Determining your ‘migration mission statement’…and why it’s important, ServicesSpeak
Top 3 takeaways from Red Hat Summit, LinuxPlanet
Users consider combo of Red Hat OpenStack with Red Hat Storage, TechTarget
Embracing OpenStack: How Red Hat commoditized open source cloud computing, TheServerSide
Red Hat Debuts Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for OpenStack-Powered Clouds, TheJournal
VIDEO: Brian Stevens, Red Hat CTO Explains what Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack is all About, InternetNews
Red Hat unveils OpenStack certification and solution marketplace, NetSecurity

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Determining your ‘migration mission statement’…and why it’s important

by Thomas Crowe (Red Hat)

A key component to a successful migration is a “migration mission statement.” The migration mission statement’s purpose is to summarize the key parts of a migration into a succinct, simply-communicated format that results in a clearly defined migration goal that is easily measurable for success. A sample migration mission statement could be:

Migrate the Acme Order Processing java application from the current proprietary IBM hardware running AIX and WebSphere into a cloud infrastructure running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss Application Server; in order to provide better TCO and ROI, as well as provide increased scalability and reliability. The migration should be performed during non-peak hours, have minimal downtime requirements, and provide for rollback if necessary.

Generally speaking, there are several factors that go into planning and executing a successful migration project. But by answering the following questions, a significant amount of the information necessary for a successful migration can be gathered.

What?
The most basic question to initially ask is simply, “What is being migrated?” This simple question sets the stage for gathering the additional information that is required. Is the migration moving all services from one server to another? Maybe it is migrating an application from one application server to another, or migrating storage from one array to another. Each of these scenarios are going to have unique data-gathering requirements that need to be understood in order to successfully plan and ultimately execute a successful migration.

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Favorite posts and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
VIDEO POST: The story of Rafael Guimaraes, 2013 RHCP of the Year, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat Summit 2013: Company pushes ‘open innovation’ as future of IT, TechTarget
Red Hat consultant named Australia’s young project manger of the year, RedHat
Red Hat updates virtualization and OpenStack products, H-Online
Red Hat opens OpenShift PaaS cloud for business, ZDNet
Red Hat launches Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2, ITWeb
Red Hat announces OpenStack-powered product offerings to deliver on Open Hybrid Cloud vision, DailyFinance
Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS goes live, PCWorld
Red Hat Shows OpenStack Ecosystem Strength; Launches Red Hat OpenStack Certification, Unveils Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace, WSJ
JBoss: We’re not just about Java anymore, InternetNews

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VIDEO: Rafael Guimarães, 2013 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

At Red Hat Summit last week in Boston, Rafael Guimarães was awarded this year’s prestigious Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. A native of Brazil, Guimarães is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and JBoss Certified Application Administrator (JBCAA) at Petrobras, the largest oil company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. This is his story.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
Red Hat Training and certifications help build your path to the cloud, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat discloses RHEL roadmap, SearchDataCenter
Fujitsu Announces Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider Accreditation and New Capability for Migration of Legacy UNIX Applications to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CFOWorld

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Red Hat Training and certifications help build your path to the cloud

by Randy Russell and Pete Hnath (Red Hat)

Cloud computing represents a major shift in enterprise IT architecture that requires companies to rethink their strategy. Red Hat is bringing to market a full portfolio of training and certification offerings that enable customers to evaluate Red Hat’s cloud technologies and understand how to deploy them successfully.

Customers seeking to build an open Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud may look to Red Hat OpenStack as their foundation. OpenStack is emerging as a leading platform for IaaS cloud architectures and has attained broad industry support. Red Hat is excited to announce the immediate availability of Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210), which provides architects and system administrators with a hands-on course to learn how to install, configure, and manage a Red Hat OpenStack deployment. Later this summer Red Hat will also introduce the Red Hat certificate of expertise in OpenStack IaaS, which will validate a professional’s ability to successfully deploy and administrate an OpenStack based IaaS cloud.

For customers looking to deliver an open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat may be the solution. OpenShift gives application developers self-service access so they can easily deploy applications on demand. Red Hat is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenShift Enterprise Administration (CL280), a heavily lab-based 2-day course that guides the student through the steps to install, configure and manage an OpenShift based PaaS cloud.

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Favorite links and pages of the week

by Mike Randall (Red Hat)

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

Red Hat
Check out the latest Guaranteed-to-run course schedule, RedHat
Power Training at Red Hat Summit, RedHat
Certification exams at Summit, Red Hat
Red Hat Training EMEA summer promotion, Red Hat
GUEST POST: My time as Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year, ServicesSpeak
Red Hat Counters VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, VARGuy

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