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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The 2nd Tenet of Hybrid Clouds: Hybrid is About Portability

Hybrid is About Heterogenous Technologies I previously posted that the 1st Tenet of Hybrid Clouds is that Hybrid is About Heterogenous Technologies.  In other words, in a hybrid environment, you must be able to manage and work across different types of infrastructure and environments.  And, this is a critical problem for enterprises because they already […]

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The 1st Tenet of Hybrid Clouds: Hybrid is About Heterogenous Technologies

The World is Going Hybrid According to a recent Gartner survey, about half of data center managers believe they’ll be using hybrid clouds—a mix of private and public clouds—by 2015.  That’s an impressive number given how new private clouds still are across enterprises.  What, then, are important considerations for implementing a hybrid cloud? Most people […]

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The 2nd Tenet of Open Source: Bet on the Community, Not the Current State of Technology

Unix or Linux of Cloud? I recently spoke with an analyst who asked me about Marten Mickos’ comment at GigaOm Structure that “OpenStack, rather than following in Linux’ footsteps, could become ‘the Unix of cloud.’ The implication was that so many vendors weighing in could lead to a forking or fracturing of the OpenStack standard.”  […]

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