While Red Hat, Inc. has its own public Cloud strategy, it also plays well with others, according to Jason Nash, director of Next Gen Architectures at Sirius Computer Systems, Inc.
“Red Hat says: ‘Run this on whatever you want to run it on,'” Nash told theCUBE at the Red Hat Summit in Boston, Mass.
“People like that level of choice,” added Nash. “Red Hat has an advantage because a lot of times they’ll make it easy before the community makes it easy, and it’s what a lot of customers want.”
The architectural change in Cloud computing sparked by Docker is a rare occurrence. And a few key practices made Docker, Inc. successful enough to bring about this critical change. First, Docker realized the importance of agility in infrastructure and capitalized on this.
Businesses like Amazon proved that using an agile application is critical to business survival. “If you’re not trying to learn how to take advantage of agile infrastructure, of agile applications, you’re going to be left behind,” Scott Johnston, SVP of Product at Docker, told theCube at DockerCon 2015.
Gaining entry to the open-source community can seem daunting to customers unfamiliar with the territory. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said that might be because they don’t understand that it isn’t just one large community, but several different ones.
“There are thousands of open-source communities, and the each have their own culture. They each have their own norms, ways of working, you know, personalities. And breaking in isn’t easy,” Whitehurst said.
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Sell-side Wall Street analysts are anticipating Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) will post a current quarter earnings per share of $0.29. This figure is based on the combined estimates of the analysts that cover the company. For the period ending on 2015-05-31 the company reported earnings per share of $0.31. Based on the latest public information, the firm is slated to next report earnings on or around 2015-09-17.
I’m the current Debian Project Leader—which is a very impressive title that boils down to being a figurehead for the Debian project.
I first started getting involved with Debian in 2003, and have wended my way through various roles in the project, from designing t-shirts to being the Release Manager for the last three releases, Lenny, Squeeze and Wheezy.
In my day job, I’m the engineering manager for Collabora, an open source software consultancy which is fairly similar—basically making sure that all the engineers are happy and helping unblock any problems that come along.
For a relatively small company, Red Hat, inc. has become a major player in open source technology.
“It is definitely more than a Linux company,” said theCUBE cohost Dave Vellante, summarizing day one of Red Hat Summit 2015. “This conference is ground zero for an open-source revolution.”
In my daily life (both personal and professional) I use open source for just about anything, from LibreOffice to Drupal, Kolab, Piwik, Apache, KDE, etc.
Being part of the communities of these projects for me is a very special extra dimension that creates a lot of extra motivation and satisfaction.
For me, open source isn’t so much of a choice it is simply the standard.
Robin Chase is a transportation entrepreneur known for founding the transportation related companies such as Zipcar, Buzzcar and Veniam. She wears many hats and is an inspiration to women all around the globe. She is also a strong supporter of Open Source and Open Collaborative technologies. She recently authored a book called Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism. Chase will be delivering a keynote at the upcoming LinuxCon event.
When Tim Serewicz started teaching Linux system administration classes at IBM, his boss thought Linux was “just a fad." Serewicz has since made a full-time career out of teaching admins the latest technologies in the ever-evolving and growing Linux ecosystem. He has taught at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Red Hat and now teaches OpenStack and Linux performance and tuning courses for Linux Foundation Training.
Linus: You can say the word "systemd", It's not a four-letter word. Seven letters. Count them.
I have to say, I don't really get the hatred of systemd. I think it improves a lot on the state of init, and no, I don't see myself getting into that whole area.
Yeah, it may have a few odd corners here and there, and I'm sure you'll find things to despise. That happens in every project. I'm not a huge fan of the binary logging, for example. But that's just an example. I much prefer systemd's infrastructure for starting services over traditional init, and I think that's a much bigger design decision.
Yeah, I've had some personality issues with some of the maintainers, but that's about how you handle bug reports and accept blame (or not) for when things go wrong. If people thought that meant that I dislike systemd, I will have to disappoint you guys.