Join TechXperts for a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Workshop in London on February 15th

We have exciting news of an event for business users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  You are invited to join TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop on Friday 15th February, at Red Hat’s London office.

In this hands-on, technical session you will explore the new features within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3, and discover how to leverage them to get more from your Linux infrastructure.

  • Learn how to use emerging features, such as High-Availability, clustering, and the new in-built virtualization and cloud support capabilities.
  • Play with the technology in a demo environment, with a Red Hat Solutions Architect on-hand to guide you through the process. Learn how to use Linux Containers and how to configure Cgroups.
  • Collaborate with other Red Hat users. Get their take on the new features, and find out how they plan to leverage them within their own organisations.
Red Hat TechXperts Technical Workshop

Red Hat TechXperts Technical Workshop

This is the third series of TechXperts workshops, designed to bring together Linux users to exchange ideas and interact with new Red Hat Technologies.

As always, places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so learn more and register now by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/akt8wsc

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FRESH NEWS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Beta Released

Red HatRed Hat have announced exciting news about the next beta release for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 beta release includes a broad set of updates to the existing feature set and provides rich new functionality in the areas of identity management, file system, virtualization, and storage as well as productivity tools.

Through collaboration with partners, customers and the open source community, we are committed to delivering technology that is tested and stable – including in the beta phase of development. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 demonstrates this commitment and has been designed for optimized performance, stability and flexibility to cater to today’s diverse workloads running in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

Key new features and enhancement details include:

Identity Management

  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD) enhancements improve the interoperability experience with [Microsoft Active Directory] by providing centralised identity access control for Linux/Unix clients in a heterogeneous environment.
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Performance improvements with addition of Direct I/O

File system

  • pNFS (Parallel NFS) client (file layout only) remains in technology preview, however now delivers performance improvements with the addition of Direct I/O for faster data access. This drives particular performance benefits for I/O intensive use cases including database workloads.

Virtualization

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 now includes the Microsoft Hyper-V Linux drivers, which were recently accepted by the upstream Linux community, improving the overall performance of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as a guest on Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Installation support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V para-virtualization drivers. This new feature enhances the user deployment experience of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a guest in either of these virtualization environments.
  • In this release, KVM virtualization virtio-scsi support, a new industry storage architecture, provides industry leading storage stack scalability.

Management

  • The use of swap functionality over NFS enables more efficient read/write tradeoffs between local system memory and remote disks. This capability increases performance in very large, disk-less server farms seen in ISP and Web hosting environments.
  • Enhancement in c-groups delivers the ability to migrate multi-threaded applications without errors.
  • Optimised perf tool for the latest Intel processors

Storage

  • New system log features identify mapping from block device name to physical device identifier – allowing an administrator to easily locate specific devices as needed.

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    Now with support for newer Wacom tablets

Productivity Tools

  • Microsoft interoperability improvements with Microsoft Exchange and calendar support in Evolution. Productivity functions, such as calendar support with alarm notification and meeting scheduling is improved.
  • Customers such as animation studios and graphic design houses now have support for the newer Wacom tablets.

Through this next beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat is proud to deliver the highest quality open source enterprise platform. Red Hat looks to the community and their partners and customers for feedback to ensure Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 follows this path.

Access to the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 is available here: https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/channels/Beta.do.

Learn More about Red Hat Enterprise Linux at the Optimizing IT Virtual Event on Dec 5th and 6th

Join Red Hat for the virtual event on the 5th and 6th December 2012, covering virtualization, cloud computing, storage, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Hear updates on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat CloudForms from customers, partners, and the broader Red Hat ecosystem.

JOIN ONE OF TWO LIVE SESSIONS

To better serve the Red Hat global ecosystem of partners, customers, and contributors, the live event will be hosted twice.  Sign up for the date and time that best suits you. (All registrants can access both events.)

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OPTIMIZING IT RED HAT VIRTUAL EVENT

The Optimizing IT virtual event will showcase Red Hat’s continued commitment to customer success and enterprise innovation. Join Red Hat for the virtual event covering virtualization, cloud computing, storage, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. Hear updates on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat CloudForms from customers, partners, and the broader Red Hat ecosystem.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization,
  • Red Hat Storage,
  • Red Hat OpenShift,
  • Red Hat CloudForms

TOP 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

  1. TALK TO THE PROS: Access Red Hat experts directly to collaborate and identify the best ways to optimize your IT during both live events.
  2. EASY ACCESS: Attend technology optimization sessions, product update presentations, and hear the latest enhancements from Red Hat partners—all in one place, on your time, from anywhere.
  3. COLLABORATE WITH PEERS: Collaborate and interact with other customers, partners, and accelerated IT professionals.
  4. HEAR IT HERE FIRST: Get ahead of the curve and learn all of the latest enhancements and added value available from your existing Red Hat subscriptions.
  5. BUILD YOUR PLAN: Decide which sessions are best for you and create a plan to optimize your IT.

JOIN ONE OF TWO LIVE SESSIONS

To better serve the Red Hat global ecosystem of partners, customers, and contributors, the live event will be hosted twice.  Sign up for the date and time that best suits you. (All registrants can access both events.)

TAKE THE POLL

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Red Hat delivers the path to freedom with the 1st Beta for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1

Red Hat today delivers a peek into the future of open source virtualization with the availability of the first beta of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 – the platform is expected to be generally available later this year. This is the first in a series of beta releases that will allow current Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customers to get access to up-and-coming features for the platform to provide feedback to Red Hat on the technologies and determine which technologies are good fits for their own infrastructure deployments. Current Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customers are able to access the beta via Red Hat Network today.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is a comprehensive virtualization platform that delivers an open virtualization hypervisor with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and corresponding management tools for both server and desktop virtualization deployments. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 was delivered to the market in January 2012, bringing leading features, performance, scalability and cost advantages to customers. The platform offers a strategic open virtualization alternative in comparison to competitive proprietary offerings.

With Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1, Red Hat brings its virtualization platform a step forward with many new features and updates available to current Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization customers. New features in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 are planned over several betas in the series – key highlights of coming features include:

  • Improved scalability supporting virtual machines with up to 160 virtual CPUs and 2TB RAM
  • Quotas, extending the existing self-service capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 to allow administrators to define resource quotas for individual users and groups
  • Browser independent Web Admin portal, now supporting French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish
  • Storage Live Migration, allowing administrators to reduce down time and improve storage efficiency and utilization by dynamically moving virtual machine disk images between storage arrays without requiring any down time
  • New P2V tools and capabilities, allowing customers to quickly migrate physical machines to virtual machines running on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • New virtual machine storage features including hotplug support and direct LUN access
  • Support for new x86 chipsets, including AMD’s Bulldozer family of CPUs and Intel SandyBridge
  • Support for storing virtual machine images on Red Hat Storage, a software-only solution for scale-out NAS for datacenter and cloud environments
  • Scriptability enhancements, including a new Linux CLI and Python SDK in addition to REST Platform updates to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6, OpenJDK 7 and JasperReports 4.7
  • Support for Red Hat Directory Server and IBM Tivoli Directory Server, in addition to Red Hat Identity Management and Microsoft Active Directory
  • New POSIX filesystem support extending Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization’s existing support for Fiber Channel, iSCSI, NFS and local storage to add support for any cluster-aware POSIX filesystem for including Red Hat Storage and IBM GPFS

For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well as other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, contact us today

FREE Red Hat Network Satellite Technical Workshop in London

Join Red Hat TechXperts at Red Hat’s London Office in London on Tuesday 21st August, for the second Technical Workshop within the Red Hat TechXperts series. In this session, you will explore Red Hat Network Satellite – Red Hat’s system management platform for provisioning and patch managing Linux servers.

Attend this FREE Technical Workshop to find out how you can leverage Red Hat Network Satellite to make Linux more deployable, scalable and manageable.

  • Discover how to centrally manage Linux servers. Learn how to update software and apply security fixes and configuration files across your entire IT estate.
  • Try the technology out for yourself. Find out how to Install and Setup Red Hat Network Satellite. Learn how to define Server Builds, how to use Software Channel Management and Configuration Channel Management.
  • Share your thoughts and ideas. Find out what other Red Hat users think about the technology, and talk through your ideas with a Red Hat Solutions Architect

This is a hands-on workshop for Red Hat users. Places are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

The last Technical Workshop in the series is:

For more information on Red Hat Network Satellite  as well as other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, contact us today

FREE Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Technical Workshop in London

Join Red Hat TechXperts for a FREE Technical Workshop on Friday 17th August, at Red Hat’s London office.

In this hands-on, technical session you will explore the new features within Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and discover how to leverage them to get more from your Linux infrastructure.

  • Learn how to use emerging features, such as High-Availability, clustering, and the new in-built virtualization and cloud support capabilities.
  • Play with the technology in a demo environment, with a Red Hat Solutions Architect on-hand to guide you through the process. Learn how to use Linux Containers and how to configure Cgroups.
  • Collaborate with other Red Hat users. Get their take on the new features, and find out how they plan to leverage them within their own organisations.

This is the first of a series of Red Hat TechXperts workshops, designed to bring together Linux users to exchange ideas and interact with new Red Hat Technologies. Places are limited and we expect attendance to be high, so register now.

The next Technical Workshops in the series are:

For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6  as well as other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, contact us today

Linux use among the world’s largest enterprises continues to grow

The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group, recently conducted an invitation-only survey of 1893 enterprise Linux users. The survey pool was comprised of The Linux Foundation End User Council, as well as other companies, organisations and government agencies selected by The Linux Foundation and Yeoman.

A paper was published in January this year, which reported on the findings of that survey, with a focus on the 428 respondents who work for organisations with sales of more than $500 million or 500+ employees.

The survey results show that Linux use among the world’s largest enterprises continues to grow.

Eighty-four percent of respondents report that their organisations have expanded Linux usage in the last 12 months, with 82% planning on continuing that expansion into the year ahead. The 5-year outlook indicates an even longer-term commitment to the platform among 79.8% of Linux users surveyed, who say the use of Linux in their company or organisation will increase relative to other operating systems during this time period.

Who uses Linux?

Well the answer is that pretty much everyone uses Linux in one form or another. It’s embedded in everyday devices such as your phone and cash machines. Linux can be found in 75% of stock exchanges and used on 95% of Super Computers.

What’s made Linux so popular with businesses?

Stability, Scalability, Security, Cost Saving, Innovation and No Vendor Lock In.   Linux is constantly evolving and leveraging emerging technologies in the operating system space and customers get innovative features in a short span of time.  Linux operates better on large, multi-processor servers that support hundreds or even thousands of concurrent end-users.  The superior security makes Linux appealing to the growing list of organisations that have rather recently become more security-conscious. You won’t have to worry about proprietary vendor lock-in with Linux, so you won’t be operating at the mercy of a single supplier who could be forcing your costs up. This will give you the ability to make dramatic cost savings when compared to Solaris or other proprietary operating systems. What’s more, the fundamentally different Open Source development model allows you to get what they need rather than make do with what’s been given to you.

For more information on Linux and other technology solutions for business, including where you can purchase from, request a call today: http://bitly.com/AAtB94

To sign up for the full report visit The Linux Foundation via http://bitly.com/LinixFoundationReport