Introducing now + Next

by | Jul 18, 2018 | Research

As an industry we look to open source communities as our core innovation engine.  At Red Hat we’re always monitoring, participating in, and even creating these open source communities. Here’s how you can garner some insight into where the industry, and Red Hat, might be going next.

Red Hat has grown in success by being in the innovative sweet spot, over and over, with teams of developers who know where that interesting work is happening. From the Linux kernel upward to cloud native application development, a defining strength of Red Hat has been digging in and doing the hard work of participating in successful open source communities and making that work easily accessible to our customers.

This work is done around the world across many, many communities.  The highly distributed nature of the work means interesting new ideas may not be readily visible unless you’re directly involved.

We thought it would be valuable to create a space where we can highlight this exciting evolution of open source software to show where we are putting our sights and focus for the coming months and years in developing the platforms for your success.

To that end we have created the new Red Hat blog, now + Next.

Our purpose with now + Next is to bring a spotlight to technology innovation and open source development activities happening not just at Red Hat, but across the industry, that we find interesting.

This spotlight is intended to be focused on the wild and untested. This is a look into what is happening now and what may be coming next in terms of leading open source technologies.

What you can find in this blog:

  • Technology evolutions and revolutions, actual and potential, in security, containers, networking, microservices, and so forth.
  • Insight into the latest trends, major releases, new projects, and new technology adoptions across open source communities.
  • Strategic views of the future of various technology domains such as development and operations.

We hope you find this new spotlight to be useful, and as with any collaborative work we do, we look forward to your feedback and input.