Red Hat’s technology powers the Internet infrastructure and has benefited from the open source involvement of its community of users.
Red Hat develops software in collaboration with customers from a range of industries, including government and financial services. The company and its community of developers use this valuable feedback to build rigorous security protocols into the software in a rigorous and ongoing manner.
Red Hat sees containers as a key technology for delivering applications in cloud-based infrastructure, and has started a new partner programme aimed at building a trusted ecosystem for containerised enterprise applications.
As one of the largest open source vendors, Red Hat has already helped drive Linux and the OpenStack cloud framework into the enterprise, and believes Linux containers based on the Docker technology for application delivery is a logical next step.
Much of Linux's early business success was based on the Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python/PHP/Perl (LAMP) stack. Looking ahead Red Hat and Docker is hoping that "RHELDoc," a software stack made up of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Docker containers, can do for the cloud and data center what LAMP did for servers.
The two are doing this by launching one of the first certified, end-to-end ecosystem programs for Linux containers based on Docker. This follows up on Red Hat's earlier announcement in March of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host (RHELAH). This program integrated RHEL and Docker.
Red Hat was proud to announce earlier today, March 5, the availability of the first maintenance release of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 operating system for computers, used in numerous enterprises worldwide. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 contains a great amount of bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, as well as various new features.
Not much over a year ago, few people knew about containers, and fewer still knew about Docker. Since then, the idea of building server and applications out of container-based micro-servers, has exploded in popularity. Red Hat has been watching this and now with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host (RHELAH) the company has its own operating system/container pairing to offer the business world.
Raleigh open-source technology firm Red Hat is featured in a recent article by design blog Design Milk as a workplace worth "waking up to go to."
The article highlights Red Hat's colorful interior, communal space, outdoor terrace and other features available to the "lucky employees" of the downtown company.