Favorite links and pages of the week – May 23, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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Blog Post: Red Hat Certification Program Changes 2014, Services Speak
Red Hat CTO: 5 Business Benefits of Open Source Software, HuffingtonPost
Through May 31, 2014, save 15% on any two Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® courses. Sign up today!, Red Hat
Red Hat Announces ManageIQ Community for Open Source Cloud Management, MarketWatch
Red Hat acquisition of Inktank beefs up its storage, TechTarget
Tesora Announces OpenStack Collaborations with Open Source Leaders, Red Hat and Mongo DB, MarketWatch
Red Hat Boosts Storage Capabilities With Inktank Deal, Enterprise Tech

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Favorite links and pages of the week – April 18, 2014

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

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

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Celebrating 15 years of Red Hat Training & Certification – Save 15% on two courses!, Red Hat
Red Hat to Webcast Press Conference from Red Hat Summit 2014 on April 15, MarketWatch
Red Hat Joins the Crowd on Google Cloud, EnterpriseTech Cloud edition
Red Hat Announces New Training Course for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, MarketWatch

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Announcing the 2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

by Holly Neal

Thank you to all Red Hat Certified Professionals (RHCPs) worldwide who submitted their story to become the Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year for 2014. We received many outstanding stories. Congratulations to all RHCPs who use their Red Hat certified skills to enhance their IT environments.

The Red Hat® Training and Certification team congratulates Jorge Juarez Acevedo of Mexico for being selected as the 2014 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year.

Mr. Acevedo conducted several key projects as the IT Manager at Banco Azteca in Mexico. Banco Azteca operates in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador and Brazil and it is one of the largest banks in Mexico in terms of coverage. With more than 6.8 million savings accounts. In addition to consumer credit for goods. Banco Azteca offers personal loans, credit cards, as well as car loans, among other types of credit. Banco Azteca also offers payroll systems. Acevedo leveraged his RHCSA, RHCE, RHCVA, and RHCDS certification skills to make better use of Red Hat solutions and add more value to Banco Azteca Business.

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The best of 2013, so far

We’ve somehow already reached the halfway point of the calendar year. Since Halloween decorations will be out before you know it, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at our most popular posts from the first six months of the year, just in case you missed something. Have something in mind you want to read about during the second half of the year? Want to contribute? Please let us know.

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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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Guest Post: My time as Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year

by Sean Millichamp

Sean Millichamp was crowned worldwide Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year in June 2012 at Red Hat Summit. With Rafael Guimaraes officially set to be the next recipient of the award at next week’s Summit event in Boston, Sean offers us a look back at his past 12 months since winning the esteemed title.

It’s been a little over a year now since Red Hat selected me as the 2012 Worldwide Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year and what a year it has been! The whole experience was (and continues to be) amazing.

Initially, I didn’t tell too many people when Red Hat notified me that I had won. As with any contest there is some requisite legal paperwork (permission to use your name, etc.) that has to be cleared and so I only told my family, my boss, and a couple of other co-workers who knew I had submitted an entry, but that didn’t last long. The news passed quickly from my boss, to the company VP, to the CEO and then to the entire executive and sales teams. I still had not announced it to my surrounding coworkers but when a fairly continuous stream of people began walking up to me to shake my hand I found myself repeatedly explaining to those around me why I was being congratulated and what the award was – all the while caught somewhere between my more typically modest self and extreme bubbling pride.

In fact, I think my employer, Secure-24, was every bit as excited about this award as I was. If this seems unusual you need only to understand our business. We are a managed hosting company: IT is our business. The majority of our employees are either technical or work to directly support technical resources. So, when a senior engineer on one of their main product platforms wins a top award with a key partner – it was a sales/marketing dream come true. Our marketing team even issued a press release about it!

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