The 1st Tenet of DevOps: Innovate at the Speed of Open Source with DevOps

Open Source Innovation I’ve been at Red Hat for over 13 years now, and in that time, open source has gone from a cheaper alternative to existing, proprietary software to becoming the primary source of innovation that is driving the industry forward.  Across technologies like cloud, big data, or mobile, open source is leading the way […]

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The 4th Tenet of IoT: Enterprise IoT Drives Datacenter Functionality to the Edge (IoT at the Red Hat Summit)

Evolving Towards a More Intelligent IoT People often think about the Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of dumb but connected devices sending data directly to the cloud. For example, many consumers are familiar with the concepts of connected refrigerators or thermostats which do this.  However, as IoT matures, devices are going to become more sophisticated and […]

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The Third Tenet of Cloud Approaches: Choose Wisely Between One Cloud And Open Hybrid Cloud

One Limited Cloud Earlier this week, VMware announced its One Cloud vision for “running and managing any cloud-native or traditional application, through a software-defined platform that spans private and public cloud environments.” A key aspect of this vision was the release of VMware’s Integrated OpenStack product for running cloud workloads. VMware’s vision for One Cloud […]

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The Third Tenet of Open Source: Open Source Requires Commitment (Welcome ManageIQ!)

Welcome ManageIQ We acquired ManageIQ, the company, at Red Hat in December 2012.  At the time, we promised that we would be open sourcing all the code behind their cloud management product (EVM, which eventually became CloudForms at Red Hat).  Today, I’m happy to announce that we have fulfilled that promise, and all the source […]

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The 4th Tenet of OpenStack: Open Source Projects Are Not The Same as Products

Bringing OpenStack To Enterprises Gartner analyst Alessandro Perilli recently wrote an article, Why Vendors Can’t Sell OpenStack to Enterprises.  In that article, he lists four challenges for vendors selling OpenStack and why enterprise adoption of OpenStack hasn’t taken off yet. I agree with Alessandro’s assessments of the challenge for vendors to bring OpenStack to the enterprise.  Enterprises […]

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The 7th Tenet of Hybrid Cloud: An Open Hybrid Cloud Requires Open Hybrid Storage

The Biggest Hybrid Cloud Challenge? A while back, I met with a customer in the media industry that was tackling the problem of how to make movies in a worldwide hybrid cloud. This company had multiple datacenters around the world and also leveraged the public cloud for spill-over capacity to render its movies and effects. […]

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The Fourth Tenet of Hybrid Clouds: A True Hybrid Cloud is an Open Hybrid Cloud

A Closed Hybrid Cloud Red Hat is at VMworld this week, where much of the buzz is expected to center on hybrid cloud. We agree that an all public cloud isn’t the answer as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger acknowledges. This is a conversation Red Hat has been leading for some time now. However, we do […]

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The 5th Tenet of Open Hybrid Cloud: Start With an IaaS Private Cloud

The Cloud You Need To Build For Your Developers and Businesses IT knows that it needs to get to a cloud—and especially an open hybrid cloud—in order to become more agile and responsive to their businesses and developers. The first significant project that enterprises typically undertake is to implement an IaaS private cloud as the […]

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The 2nd Tenet of Big Data: Run It On An Open Hybrid Cloud

Big Data Is More Than Hadoop Many people today associate big data with Hadoop analytics – and, to be sure, Hadoop is an important technology for this. However, just as the Linux operating system is so much more than just the Linux kernel, a big data environment is so much more than just a Hadoop […]

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ManageIQ Acquisition Updates

No tenet for this particular post.  But, if you’re interested in learning more about Red Hat’s recent acquisition of ManageIQ and how ManageIQ relates to Red Hat’s Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio including CloudForms, RHEV, and OpenStack, check out: My blog post for redhat.com Our press releases on the acquisition and closing Our webcast on ManageIQ, featuring […]

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