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23 June 2014

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is here!


Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7


Official announcement: Redhat Enterprise 7 Release Candidate.

Six months ago Redhat announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Two months ago, at Red Hat Summit 2014, Redhat announced the availability of a release candidate for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. All the while Redhat have been validating what’s new, different, and exciting about what Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 has to offer – including:

- Linux containers as a key application packaging and delivery technology
- Active Directory / Identity Management (IdM) integration
- Additional file system choices
- A new and improved installation experience
- Managing Linux servers with OpenLMI
- Enhancements to both NFS and GFS2
- Optimized network management, bandwidth, and security
- The use of KVM Virtualization technology
- Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a guest OS
- And, new features that enable you to bolster your network defenses

10 June 2014 Redhat was pleased to announce the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the latest major release of our flagship platform.


As stated in this morning’s press release:


“Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures; it pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform. Built to meet modern datacenter demands along with next-generation IT requirements, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 powers the spectrum of enterprise IT, from application containers to cloud services.”







Addressing Next-Generation IT Requirements

Enterprise IT does not exist in a static vacuum; technology is dynamic, with new innovations emerging almost daily, promising improved operational efficiencies as well as providing the ability to respond to radically-evolving business requirements. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 offers customers the agility and the flexibility to meet these new needs head-on without increasing complexity, from rapidly delivering new applications via secure, lightweight containers to scaling infrastructure to meet big data requirements with new and enhanced file systems. Key Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 features to address next-generation IT needs include:

- Enhanced application development, delivery, portability and isolation through Linux Containers, including Docker, across physical, virtual, and cloud deployments as well as development, test and production environments.

- Significant file system improvements, including XFS as the default file system, scaling to 500 TB.

- Cross-realm trust to easily enable secure access for Microsoft Active Directory users across 
Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux domains, providing the flexibility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux to co-exist within heterogeneous data centers.

- Powerful and secure application runtimes and development, delivery and troubleshooting tools, integrated into the platform and container-ready.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Redefining the Enterprise OS




Managing the Modern Datacenter

Beyond providing the capabilities to meet emerging IT innovation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 also addresses today’s technology needs. With growing requests for complex systems, on-demand services and robust security, IT teams need more control, more clarity and more scalability without having to deploy dozens of specialized tools. Independent of deployment scale, scope or complexity, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 serves as not only a catalyst for enterprise innovation, but also delivers the military-grade security and the mission-critical reliability, as well as the performance, the features and the ease-of-use to efficiently “keep the lights on,” including:

- Innovative infrastructure components like systemd, a leading standard for modernizing the management of processes, services, security and other resources.
- Built-in performance profiles, tuning and instrumentation for optimized performance and easy scalability.
- Unified management tooling and an industry-standard management framework with OpenLMI for streamlined administration and system configuration.
- Enhanced application isolation and security applied via containerization to protect against both unintentional interference and malicious attacks.


Webinar Virtual event: Redefining the Enterprise OS



https://engage.redhat.com/rhel-virtual-event-e-201404281048


Systemd Service & Resource Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 - Docker Overview




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) - quick review 



Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Install



Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Ecosystem

As with all of Red Hat’s enterprise open source solutions, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is backed by Red Hat’s extensive global ecosystem of services and support. Read more about the global technology leaders that are rallying behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Redhat Enterprise Linux Eco System





Download to here:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

Documentation:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/


Release Notes:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/7.0_Release_Notes/index.html


So, what is a description of the new features of Redhat Enterprise 7?



https://access.redhat.com/site/sites/default/files/pages/attachments/rhel_whatsnewrhel7beta_techoverview_.pdf


Resources:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux/resources#?&portal_product=Red+Hat+Enterprise+Linux&portal_language=en

Videos:

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux/videos#?&portal_product=Red+Hat+Enterprise+Linux

Installing Redhat 7:  https://access.redhat.com/site/videos/759873


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 – Setting World Records At Launch 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 already claims multiple world record-breaking benchmark results running on HP ProLiant servers, including:

SPECjbb2013 Multi-JVM Benchmark

- One processor world record for both max-jOPS (16,252) and critical-jOPS (4,721) metrics
- Two processor world record for both max-jOPS (119,517) and critical-jOPS (36,411) metrics
- Four processor world record for both max-jOPS (202,763) and critical-jOPS (65,950) metrics

The SPECjbb2013 benchmark is an industry-standard measurement of Java-based application performance developed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Application performance remains an important attribute for many customers, and this set of results demonstrates Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s continued ability to deliver world-class performance, alongside support from our ecosystem of partners and OEMs. With these impressive results to its name already, we like to think that this is only the tip of the iceberg for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7’s achievements, especially since the platform is designed to power a broad spectrum of enterprise IT workloads.

SPEC and SPECjbb are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Results as of June 10, 2014. See www.spec.org for more information. For further details on SPECjbb2013 benchmark results achieved on HP ProLiant XL220a Gen8 v2 (1P), HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 (2P), and HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 (4P) servers, see: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/V2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=4AA5-3283ENW&cc=us&lc=en




2014 Redhat Summit:

http://www.redhat.com/summit/

2014 Red Hat Summit: Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat keynote




2014 Red Hat Summit: Deepak Advani, IBM Keynote




2012 Red Hat Summit: Irfan Khan, Sybase keynote





With Redhat Enterprise Linux you can Lower your IT Costs and Increase Efficiency:






More Information:

http://rhelblog.redhat.com

http://rhelblog.redhat.com/2014/06/10/red-hat-unveils-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7/

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/%20

https://access.redhat.com/site/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda

http://rhelblog.redhat.com/tag/anaconda/

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Installation_Guide/ch-guimode-s390.html

https://access.redhat.com/search/browse/documentation#?&keyword=redhat+7&portal_language=en

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/System_Administrators_Guide/s1-users-tools.html




11 June 2014

IBM Code Name BlueMix




What is Codename: BlueMix, exactly?


Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.









The emerging open cloud architecture



Evolution of IaaS to a more dynamic, analytics-based Software Defined Environment



IBM's commitment to open cloud architecture

To help make this happen, IBM is applying its experience in supporting and validating open standards. From Linux, Eclipse, and Apache to cloud computing, IBM continues to work closely with the open source community. To make an open cloud architecture a reality, IBM worked to:

  • Create a 400-member Cloud Standards Customer Council that grew from about 50 members at launch
  • Drive related cloud standards, such as Open Service for Lifecycle Collaboration, Linked Data in the W3C, and TOSCA in OASIS, to enhance cloud application portability
  • Dedicate more than 500 developers on open cloud projects
  • Partner closely with the OpenStack Foundation, along with its over 9,100 members from 87 countries and 189 corporate sponsors

Introduction




Bluemix is the latest cloud offering from IBM. It enables organizations and developers to quickly and easily create, deploy, and manage applications on the cloud. Bluemix is an implementation of IBM's Open Cloud Architecture based on Cloud Foundry, an open source platform as a service (PaaS). Bluemix delivers enterprise-level services that can easily integrate with your cloud applications without you needing to know how to install or configure them. This article gives a high-level description of Cloud Foundry and Bluemix and outlines the features and services that are part of the open beta of Bluemix, which make it a compelling PaaS in the market today.

Developer-centric platform, marketplace, and services in a Cloud Operating Environment



What is Cloud Foundry?

Cloud Foundry is an open source platform as a service (PaaS) that lets you quickly create and deploy applications on the cloud.  Because of its open source roots, Cloud Foundry is not vendor specific and does not lock you into proprietary software or cloud infrastructure. Cloud Foundry abstracts the underlying infrastructure needed to run a cloud, letting you focus on the business of building cloud applications.  The beauty of Cloud Foundry is that it provides choice. Developers and organizations can choose:



Development Frameworks:  Cloud Foundry supports Java™ code, Spring, Ruby, Node.js, and custom frameworks.
Application Services:  Cloud Foundry offers support for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ, and custom services.
Clouds:  Developers and organizations can choose to run Cloud Foundry in Public, Private, VMWare and OpenStack-based clouds.

Cloud Foundry's ability to provide choice comes through buildpacks, a convenient way to package frameworks and runtimes. Buildpacks can be community based, custom built, or built from scratch. In other words, if you cannot find a framework or service buildpack that suits your needs, you could modify an existing buildpack or create your own. By using buildpacks, companies are able to provide enterprise-level services like the Bluemix cloud offering.

Bluemix provides access to the services delivered through Cloud Foundry and enhances the collection of services with the following IBM services:

For developers, Bluemix further optimizes the time you spend creating cloud application. You no longer have to be concerned about installing software or having to deal with virtual machine images or hardware. With a few clicks or keystrokes, you can provision instances of your applications with the necessary services to support them. This streamlining translates countless hours of setting up, configuring, and troubleshooting into time spent rapidly innovating and reacting to never-ending requirement changes.

For organizations, Bluemix provides a cloud platform that requires very little in-house technical know-how as well as cost savings. Bluemix provides the rapid development environment organizations need to react to users' demands for new features. The Bluemix platform and the cloud provide the elasticity and capacity flexibility organizations require when their applications explode in popularity.

For users, Bluemix represents the key that enables organizations to quickly deliver the features they demand.

In practical terms, this means that cloud applications built on Bluemix will:
  1. Reduce time for application/infrastructure provisioning
  2. Allow for flexible capacity
  3. Help to address any lack of internal tech resources
  4. Reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  5. Accelerate exploration of new workloads – social, mobile, big data

DevOps Services For BlueMix

A demonstration of how to use the DevOps service from JazzHub to build and deploy applications to BlueMix





How BlueMix Works  







BlueMix Sample: BlueChatter




BlueChatter is a sample IRC/chat application that can be deployed to BlueMix. It can be used to demonstrate how to design an application that can easily be scaled to handle large loads of users.

The GitHub repo can be found here: https://github.com/CodenameBlueMix/bluechatter



Bluemix Introduction with BLU Acceleration for Cloud




In this video you will learn the basics of IBM BlueMix and see how BLU Acceleration can be used within a Ruby Sinatra application.

Bluemix is an excellent environment for creating new web applications with a simple and easy to use cloud infrastructure from IBM.


A demonstration of IBM BlueMix




This video shows a demonstration of IBM BlueMix, an environment for the quick creation, deployment, and management of applications in the cloud.

Demo for IBM BlueMix 23April2014



Discover BlueMix, The Ideal Place for Your Students to Develop and Deploy Software in the Cloud!

In this session, we'll introduce you to our DevOps Software as a Service offering your students can use to collaborate with other to plan, track, develop, and deploy software to BlueMix. BlueMix is a Platform as a Service offering for building, managing, and running applications of all types. Your students can even setup automatic deployments from DevOps tools within BlueMix!


Learn how to create a mobile app quickly using IBM BlueMix!



Register to attend an education session near you at: http://bit.ly/BlueMixEvents or online at http://bit.ly/BlueMixWebcasts

Come learn about IBM's new cloud development platform, Codename: BlueMix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.
The 200 BlueMix Days include Meetups, BlueMix Advantage sessions, and Hands-On BlueMix Workshops.


Big Data Hadoop Cloud Demo - IBM BlueMix



A glimpse of the kind of cool big data & hadoop apps you can write on IBM's BlueMix cloud platform


More information:

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/ebusiness/jstart/bluemix/

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-bluemixfoundry/

https://www.ng.bluemix.net/docs/index.jsp

https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/

https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/blog/

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/04/28/ibms-bluemix-new-services-deliver-a-combo-of-devops-and-paas-to-developers-ibm-impact/

https://ace.ng.bluemix.net

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-open-architecture/


http://thoughtsoncloud.com/2014/04/introducing-bluemix-garage/