Red Hat adding 500+ jobs, including Raleigh, with focus on cloud computing

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RALEIGH – Red Hat is going on a hiring spree to bolster its further development of cloud computing efforts. The Raleigh-based firm that’s now part of IBM is adding “more than 500 new associates” accross North America with the new jobs coming primarily in Raleigh and Boston, a Red Hat spokesperson says. The emphasis is on hybrid cloud – in which customers work with Red Hat to link together private and public (such as Amazon Web Services) cloud for data operations such as storage and development. The additional Red Hat jobs is the latest in a series of hiring announcements by companies in the Triangle, including Apple, Fidelity Investments, Google and numerous life science firms. IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion two years ago, the major focus being cloud computing. Hybrid cloud is the hot space with Big Blue advertising its portfolio...

Q&A With David Egts of Red Hat Details Edge Computing Importance, Addressing Challenges and Hybrid Cloud Approach

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David Egts Red HatDavid Egts, senior director and chief technologist of Red Hat's North American public sector, recently took part in a recent Q&A session with ExecutiveBiz to detail the ongoing importance of edge computing and its capabilities in data processing.  During the Q&A session, Egts also discussed the changes in the federal workforce as our sector continues to adjust to telework as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of edge devices, the benefits and challenges of maintaining the connectivity for the internet of things (IoT), the positive influence of flexible tech infrastructure and more.  You can read the full Q&A session with David Egts below: ExecutiveBiz: Following the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on federal agencies and the federal workforce’s telework capabilities, what has changed since we last spoke about...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux takes aim at edge computing

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Credit: Dreamstime With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, Red Hat is emphasizing edge computing deployments, with the addition of container deployment and management capabilities geared to edge usage. RHEL 8.4 will become generally available in the coming weeks.Announced April 27, RHEL 8.4 helps maintain standardisation and control across Linux container images, beginning with updates to Red Hat’s Podman container engine, for managing containers across the hybrid cloud from a single point. Additionally, the Image Builder tool has added support for creating installation media tailored for bare metal, helping IT teams maintain a common foundation even when dealing with disconnected edge environments.Also getting...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux takes aim at edge computing

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Credit: Dreamstime With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, Red Hat is emphasizing edge computing deployments, with the addition of container deployment and management capabilities geared to edge usage. RHEL 8.4 will become generally available in the coming weeks.Announced April 27, RHEL 8.4 helps maintain standardisation and control across Linux container images, beginning with updates to Red Hat’s Podman container engine, for managing containers across the hybrid cloud from a single point. Additionally, the Image Builder tool has added support for creating installation media tailored for bare metal, helping IT teams maintain a common foundation even when dealing with disconnected edge environments.Also getting...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux takes aim at edge computing

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With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4, Red Hat is emphasizing edge computing deployments, with the addition of container deployment and management capabilities geared to edge usage. RHEL 8.4 will become generally available in the coming weeks.Announced April 27, RHEL 8.4 helps maintain standardization and control across Linux container images, beginning with updates to Red Hat’s Podman container engine, for managing containers across the hybrid cloud from a single point. Additionally, the Image Builder tool has added support for creating installation media tailored for bare metal, helping IT teams maintain a common foundation even when dealing with disconnected edge environments.[ Also on InfoWorld: Red Hat’s crime against CentOS ]Also getting attention in the upgrade is the Red Hat Universal Base Image (UBI). For the edge, UBI now is available in...

Red Hat eyes edge computing workloads

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Red Hat is doubling down on edge computing through a slew of enhancements in its portfolio to cater to emerging 5G and internet of things (IoT) use cases. Speaking at the virtual Red Hat Summit this year, Matt Hicks, executive vice-president of products and technologies at the company, said Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4, for example, is expanding its capabilities to become a lightweight edge-native operating system (OS). Hicks said RHEL 8.4 now includes enhancements to streamline OS image generation, including customised OS images for edge computing workloads, along with simplified management of updates using container images. “And we’re not only working with customers to help them expand their deployments to the edge with confidence, but many edge solutions are also being delivered through partners with Linux embedded as a key...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 arrives and take Linux to computing’s edge

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Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation's general manager of networking, once said "edge computing will overtake cloud computing" by 2025. By edge computing, Joshipura meant open compute and storage resources that are five to 20 milliseconds away. That used to be common. They were the computers in our server room. Now, we often rely on cloud computing instead. But, Red Hat, primarily a hybrid-cloud company now, is reminding us that its latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is also great for your local and edge servers.  They have reason to remind IT leaders of this. A recent Linux Foundation study, 2021 State of the Edge, predicts that by 2025, between the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and edge-related devices we'll need to deal with about 90 zettabytes of data. That's a heck of a lot of data! To...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 doubles down on edge computing

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Red Hat, Inc. stretched the tentacles of its operating system further out to the edge with a new version that makes edge deployments easier, along with a new Linux container and a handful of management capabilities. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4, which will serve as the foundation for the Red Hat Edge initiative, delivers the capabilities of several products and services in the company’s portfolio to edge applications. The new release aims at a handful of vertical markets including transportation, enterprise devices and smart automobiles, particularly the telecommunications market. The focus on telecommunications doesn’t come as a surprise to most analysts. "Red Hat is going after users in several verticals with this version, but it's strongest vertical has been the telecommunications industry," said Judith Hurwitz, president of...

Alstom and Red Hat Team to Transform Railway Communication with Edge Computing and Open Hybrid Cloud

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Alstom uses Red Hat technologies to drive application modernization and management while delivering new business innovation RALEIGH, N.C. – RED HAT SUMMIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Alstom has transformed its railway communication through an edge computing strategy built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. With the help of Red Hat, Alstom is driving smart transformation in the railway industry with a more secure, reliable and flexible infrastructure, giving customers the ability to deploy and manage applications across remote information technology/operations technology (IT/OT) devices while also building revenue potential for Alstom with a new railway application platform. Alstom...