Red Hat Satellite 6, released Wednesday, also comes with an entirely new interface for writing server configurations. The company replaced its own software with the popular open source configuration management software Puppet.
Comprising a number of open source IT configuration and management tools, Red Hat Satellite was designed to help administrators maintain large numbers of servers running RHEL, which is Red Hat’s flagship enterprise Linux distribution.
Red Hat, the leading Open Source company with over a billion dollars in revenues every year, has announced the release of Red Hat Satellite 6.
Satellite 6 is a comprehensive solution providing complete lifecycle management of Red Hat systems with provisioning software distribution, patch and configuration management, together with subscription management across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
While not officially announced yet, Stevens' LinkedIn profile lists his new title. Under Steven's guidance, Red Hat became a major OpenStack power and led the way to bringing Docker containers to Red Hat.
At Google, Stevens will use his abilities to bring Google’s Compute Engine (GCE) to the forefront of the enterprise cloud. While GCE's not based on OpenStack, it's otherwise a natural next step for Stevens.
It is well known that our bigger sponsor the Fedora Project itself. Beside that is the University de Ciencias Comerciales, providing the venue. Blue Hosting has come forward to provide some funds. Yoytec form Panama will be helping a bit. As said before Guegue Comunicaciones is covering the cost of T-shirts. The Mansion Teodolinda hotel has come with a good deal.
We are talking with Movistar, cell phone company and ISP. They provide service to the University, so it is our interest to see if they can provide some extra bandwidth and some other sponsorship. There is also the ongoing talk with Fudacion Zamora Teran, they are in charge of OLPC in Nicaragua. They expressed interest in helping the event but still they are looking how that help will be materialize.
Developer Vratislav Podzimek announced the next-gen partition manager for Fedora, blivet-gui. It is eventually going to replace GParted, the most popular GUI based partition manager found in all major distros. The new tool is named blivet-gui as it is based on the blivet python library (originally Anaconda’s storage management and configuration tool).
The lid has been lifted on blivet-gui, a new open-source storage tool designed by Red Hat for configuring disks and file-systems.
Red Hat decided to develop a new GUI-driven utility for storage management on Fedora/RHEL as GParted, one of the popular programs for disk management on Linux, doesn't support all of the technologies found in modern Linux distributions. The utility is named blivet-gui as it uses the Blivet Python library used for storage configuration. Red Hat's Anaconda installer is already using Blivet for its storage configuration during installation so this new tool should integrate well with their stack.
Cloud computing is enjoying a growing presence in businesses today, and according to forecasts from experts such as Gartner, uptake is only set to rise in the future.
As organizations that haven't already latched onto the trend look to do so, investing in the right infrastructure, technology and tools is essential. OpenStack, as a community project, is not yet ready for the enterprise 'as-is'. However, like other popular open source community projects including Linux, there are companies, including Red Hat, that are making the community project into an enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering, enabling organizations to attain greater agility and scalability with the cloud, with the support lifecycle, vast partner ecosystem, and certified solutions portfolio that enterprise customers require.