Welcome to the AI Thunderdome: Using OpenStack to accelerate AI training with Sahara, Spark, and Swift

Like many others in the technology industry, I share a passion for artificial intelligence (AI). This year at OpenStack Summit in Berlin, I presented a talk around parallel AI training. OpenStack lends itself well to big data problems.

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Now available on OpenStack 13 – Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators (CL110)

With the June 2018 release of Red Hat OpenStack® Platform 13, you can build an on-premise cloud environment designed to accelerate your business, innovate faster, and empower your IT teams. This version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform specifically integrates OpenShift-Ansible, easing troubleshooting and deployment. Additional features include safeguarding enterprise workloads with hardened security services, helping your organization meet relevant technical and operational controls, delivering new telecommunications-specific features that allow CSPs to easily build innovative and cloud-based network infrastructure, and much more.

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Learn how to manage OpenStack with Ansible, this year at OpenStack Summit

Next week in Vancouver, Canada thousands of OpenStack users will meet at the seventeenth annual OpenStack Summit. This year will expand beyond OpenStack to cover topics like CI/CD, container infrastructure, Edge Computing, HPC, Open Source communities, private, hybrid, and public cloud, and telecommunications.

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Architecting your cloud for maximum flexibility

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.

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Building an Open Cloud Strategy

“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. 

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2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards winner Rackspace uses Red Hat Training and Certification to power its offerings

Red Hat’s Training and Certification team would like to offer congratulations to Rackspace for being named the 2017 Red Hat Innovation Awards winner in the Cloud Infrastructure category at Red Hat Summit in early May. Rackspace was specifically recognized for its Rackspace Private Cloud powered by Red Hat, which provides OpenStack® private clouds as-a-service using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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