Open Source offers viable path towards digital transformation

Red Hat to showcase hybrid cloud vision at GITEX

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Open Source offers viable path towards digital transformation Lee Miles, general manager, Middle East and Africa at Red Hat as well as other senior executives will be available on site to elaborate on Red Hat's technologies.
By  David Ndichu Published  October 10, 2016

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, will demonstrate how the company’s open source technologies can help accelerate business transformation during GITEX 2016.

Making true digital transformation is difficult unless organisations in the Middle East embrace central themes such as software-defined everything, hyperscale, containers and hybrid cloud. Proprietary technology will no longer exist as a viable innovation model, Red Hat reckons.

Hybrid cloud remains a focal point for Red Hat at GITEX. Hybrid clouds deliver strategic advantages to the business by redirecting resources from lights-on to innovation. They enable faster business service development and deployment and help organisations respond more quickly to opportunities and threats. Hybrid clouds reduce risk by allowing ongoing compliance and runtime management. For this, interoperability is key and this means taking a hybrid approach to managing a cloud, as enabled by open source software, open standards, open application programming interfaces (APIs), and other aspects of openness. Red Hat’s cloud portfolio is built around this open hybrid cloud management approach.

The company will highlight the cornerstones of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions portfolio, including Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ceph Storage. For organisations looking to efficiently develop, deploy and run applications in hybrid cloud environments, Red Hat will showcase its container and application development portfolio consisting of Red Hat OpenShift Container Portfolio, Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio, and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Another key focus at GITEX will be on training, certifications and academies. Red Hat executives are keen to spread awareness about Red Hat Academy, an open source education program that provides turnkey curriculum materials for educational programs in high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide. Red Hat Training helps students master Red Hat technologies with the company’s lab-intensive, real-world training. 96% of Red Hat students say they are better prepared post-class to maximise the value of their Red Hat technology investment. There are various types of training available including classroom, virtual, video classroom, Red Hat online training and on-site team training.

Red Hat will be exhibiting at GITEX stand number CLD-28 in Hall 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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