Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tips for Attending the Red Hat Partner Conference EMEA

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The best conference you can find for Red Hat Partners is coming to Frankfurt, Germany from June 18 - 21.

This conference brings all the sessions, speakers and technologies you need to build on the rapidly accelerating demand for digital transformation solutions. This year’s agenda focuses on providing you with the knowledge needed to truly profit from your partnership with Red Hat - today and in the future.

Whether you’re an independent software vendor, systems integrator, (cloud) service provider or sponsor, this event is entirely devoted to not just meeting, but hopefully exceeding, your expectations and to providing significant value to your business.

Red Hat’s Partner Conference is a great opportunity to experience the amazing spirit of collaboration and deep connection that makes the Red Hat partner community unique in the industry. Of all the industry events out there, this really is one you cannot afford to miss. Be sure to register today.

The following are a few tips for those of you attending next month. I am going to be speaking with the ever dynamic and energetic Margaret Dawson on the following:

Monday, May 22, 2017

How To Save on Planning Cloud Deployments

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Figure 1. Cloud Deployment Planner virtual stack designer.
Since the creation and launch of the Red Hat Cloud Suite last year, additional tooling was provided to help make good use of all the technologies included in this stack.

It's the Cloud stack you can't ignore when looking to facilitate both your infrastructure needs and your application development needs.

One key aspect is planning and designing a Cloud stack before diving in to setup a digital architecture using open technologies.

With that in mind, Red Hat published a free and useful tool to help with planning, designing and deploying your Cloud infrastructure with Red Hat Cloud Suite.

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Figure 2. Selecting open technology components for
a Cloud deployment.
This week a new version of this planning tool was released, called Cloud Deployment Planner, still freely available online. It includes a new feature to help visualized the planning of your components in your Cloud stack, called Virtual Stack Designer.

Let's look at how this tool saves time and effort up front when planning a Cloud deployment.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cloud Happiness - How To Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.5 Installed in Minutes

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Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.5 today!
There is no easier way to install your very own Cloud than with OpenShift Container Platform (OCP).

A few months back I showed you how to go from no Cloud to fully Cloud enabled with a container based application development platform in just over two minutes.

This was based back then on OCP 3.4, but now it's time to update this project to get you onto the newer version 3.5 with many new features I know you want to get your hands on.

If you've been following my journey through the application development phases of storytelling, it's fairly obvious I'm a fan of Cloud based solutions like OpenShift. This is how application development goes from local resources and moves on to remote resources, while developers continue to work locally in the same manner as always.
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Figure 1. Container images pulled to your box.

After the Red Hat Summit announcements, I updated the OpenShift Container Platform Install Demo to provide version 3.5, without changing any of the installation steps.

It is so simple, I believe that anyone can set this up in just minutes.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Impressions at OpenStack Summit Boston 2017

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This year in Boston, MA I was lucky enough to join the thousands of enthusiastic Stackers at the OpenStack Summit.

This was a chance to take a closer look at the community and direction of the OpenStack as a platform.

The main event is the first day kickoff and features an extended morning of keynotes along with background on progression of OpenStack in the wild and within active enterprise users.

It started with an initial look back at the past year and how much the community has grown, but also showcasing that this growth wasn't just in the development space.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Red Hat Summit 2017 - Taking an AppDev look back

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The Red Hat Summit 2017 has finished and there were a lot of interesting things that were announced, that happened and that were presented.

In fact, there was so much to do that one could not be everywhere at once.

With this in mind, let's take a look at the experience I had in Boston, MA. this week and share some of these impressions.

The biggest day is of course the opening of the Red Hat Summit.

It's the main keynote and includes a series of live demonstrations all captured for you in this video, so take a break and watch this from end-to-end.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Red Hat Developers Interview online (video)

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During the Red Hat Summit this week in Boston, MA, I had some time to spend with my friend Jason Porter.

Jason works on the Developer Program at Red Hat and interviewed me about a diverse set of topics.

We discussed what I am doing now and how that differs from the past, we jumped into some of the larger solution spaces developers are faced with in their daily jobs.

I also talked about some of the uses cases that our products and tooling can help with and we touched on my love of AppDev in the Cloud.

Some of the items I mention are provided here for reference:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Red Hat Summit - How to setup a container platform for modern application delivery in minutes

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Red Hat Summit 2017 is going on live as this article is published and is full of labs, sessions, birds-of-a-feather, keynotes, booths, mini-theater talks and more.

I am pretty active with talks and such which gives a chance to meet with all of you and share some of the fun things I have been working on over the past year.

This talk was at the mini-theater and was a 15 minute talk to show how easily a full local installation of the OpenShift Container Platform can be done.

I always promise that my slides are online when the talk starts, so here you go:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Red Hat Summit - Discover the foundations of digital transformation

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Red Hat Summit 2017 is going on live as this article is published and is full of labs, sessions, birds-of-a-feather, keynotes, booths, mini-theater talks and more.

I am pretty active with talks and such which gives a chance to meet with all of you and share some of the fun things I have been working on over the past year.

In this full session I talk about the foundations of digital transformation as the relate to our customer use cases, showcase the four that led to the creation of the Red Hat Cloud Suite product and provide information that gives you the collateral you need to see it all in action.

I always promise that my slides are online when the talk starts, so here you go:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Red Hat Summit DevZone - Anyone show you how to install OpenShift Container Platform in minutes?

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Red Hat Summit 2017 is going on live as this article is published and is full of labs, sessions, birds-of-a-feather, keynotes, booths, mini-theater talks and more.

I am pretty active with talks and such which gives a chance to meet with all of you and share some of the fun things I have been working on over the past year.

This talk was at the DevZone and was a 10 minute lightning talk to show how easily a full local installation of the OpenShift Container Platform can be done.

I always promise that my slides are online when the talk starts, so here you go:

Red Hat Summit - What are your digital foundations?

red hat summit
Red Hat Summit 2017 is going on live as this article is published and is full of labs, sessions, birds-of-a-feather, keynotes, booths, mini-theater talks and more.

I am pretty active with talks and such which gives a chance to meet with all of you and share some of the fun things I have been working on over the past year.

This talk was at the mini-theater and was a 15 minute talk on what are your digital foundations.

I always promise that my slides are online when the talk starts, so here you go: