Thursday, December 14, 2017

Free Online Self-Paced Workshop Updated to OpenShift Container Platform 3.7

free online self-paced workshop
Last summer it was announced that a series of free online workshops were available for your enjoyment.

One of these is an AppDev in the Cloud workshop, focusing on real application deployment using six containers and agile integration on OpenShift Container Platform 3.6.

Not wanting to stand still with the latest release of OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, the entire workshop has been updated.  There is now a track for using version 3.6 or version 3.7, your choice!

Let's look a little closer at what the workshop has in store for you, shall we?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 8 - Curing Travel Woes

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Step 8 - Curing travel woes
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception, a journey of 10 steps to cloud happiness

As previously presented in the introduction, it's possible to find cloud happiness through a journey focused on the storyline of digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

Application delivery and all it's moving parts such as containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and a digital journey requires some planning to get started. There's nothing like hands-on steps to quickly leverage real experiences as you prepare.

Previously we covered how to get a cloud, the use of a service catalog, how to add cloud operations functionality, centralizing business logic, process improvement, the human aspect, and a retail web shop, so what's next?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Red Hat Summit 2018 - Hybrid mulit-cloud, optimize IT and VM migration submissions

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Red Hat Summit 2018 theme
This years Red Hat Summit will be in San Francisco, CA from May 8-10, 2018.

It will be located at the Moscone Center and has expanded to include more room for sessions, labs, lightning talks, panels and the pavilion.

You can register online and the agenda will be posted soon since the call for papers has closed.

This year I'm part of the organization committee that's providing the entire labs experience at Red Hat Summit. Since it's such a massive effort to organize, I've backed down my normal array of submissions to work with a few select presenters. Below are my submissions, a session and a lab, but there might be a few more small mini-theater type of talks as these tend to be arranged closer to the actual event.

Looking forward to seeing you there, be sure to stop by or find me on social media to grab some time to chat. I am always excited to meet fellow enthusiast who are excited about OpenSource technologies, Cloud technologies and of course anything related to Business Process Management.

red hat summitThere is a good chance I might have something exciting around my BPM book project to tell you about at Red Hat Summit, so stay tuned.

Session: 3 Pitfalls Everyone Should Avoid with Hybrid Multi-Cloud

The daily hype is all around you. From cloud, hybrid cloud, to hybrid multi-cloud, you’re told this is the way to ensure a digital future for your business. These choices you’ve got to make don’t preclude the daily work of enhancing your customer's experience and agile delivery of those applications. Let us take you on a journey, looking closely at what hybrid multi-cloud means for your business, the decisions being made about delivering applications, and dealing with legacy applications, likely the most important resources to your business. Join us for an hour of power, where real customer experiences are used to highlight the three top lessons learned as they transitioned into hybrid multi-cloud environments.
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Note: The speakers have spent the last two years working with customers making their digital journeys a reality and speak first hand about the top lessons learned deploying new and existing applications.

Lab: Optimize your IT. VM migration made easy with Red Hat

In today's infrastructures, the coexistence of on premise virtualization resources with private and public clouds is becoming the norm. Being able to put the workloads in the most convenient infrastructure provides benefits to the the System Administrators, by providing tested tools to move VMs easily in large batches; the IT Managers, by making workload distribution simple and enabling choosing the best target for each them; and the CIOs by making changing virtualization provider a frictionless, low risk task. In this lab, you'll get hands-on with the Red Hat Infrastructure Migration solution in which you'll move virtualized workloads from a traditional virtualization environment to Red Hat Virtualization all supported by Red Hat CloudForms utilizing Ansible Inside.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cloud Happiness - How to install new OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 in minutes

cloud happiness
Get OpenShift Container Platform v3.7 today!
Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform it has been my desire to provide a simple, fully configured and easy to use installation.

This installation needs to have the Red Hat Middleware product streams installed (pre-configured container options) and all the extras like source to image and .Net Core containers.

Since I last updated this project, OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 was released.

As of today you can now install this new release in just minutes on your laptop, machine or where ever you might like if you have the time and inclination.

Bit of history

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 with OpenShift Container Platform 3.4.

Next up we supported you with a newer version 3.5 with many new features you wanted to get your hands on.

For version 3.6 you got a tech preview of the all new service catalog, a way to use templated containers.

Now it's time to embrace the latest version of OpenShift Container Platform 3.7 and start enjoying the new features it brings.

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.

It is so simple, I believe that anyone can set this up in just minutes, so let's take a look at how to get you started:

Friday, December 1, 2017

Zero to Cloud Ops on Container Development Kit (CDK) in Minutes

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Red Hat Dev Suite installer for CDK installation
Some time ago I walked through installing the Cloud management solution known as CloudForms in a container.

While this was fun, it was not really feasible and quickly ran into limitations in use.

The real solution is pulling this example into the Red Hat Demo Central collection and put it on a Cloud solution based on open technologies.

This gives you the chance to go from your laptop, to Cloud installation and onwards to a Cloud Operations solution in just minutes.

Installing on the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) was easy enough, it only took minutes, but now we're going to how how to use the Container Development Kit (CDK).

Let's take a look at how this works, shall we?