Introducing the Red Hat Summit Office of the CTO Sessions

At the first signs of Spring, all Red Hatters turn at least one eye toward Red Hat Summit. Over the years, we’ve had many conversations with attendees about what kind of information and perspectives they’d like to hear at Summit. We learned that attendees appreciated the actionable technical information they received, but that they were interested in getting some insight into Red Hat’s point of view on emerging technology trends and their thoughts on the future.  That was the motivation behind a new set of sessions from the Office of the CTO that we’re very excited to announce.

Will you be joining us in San Francisco? If so, make sure to check out some of our happenings onsite. Attendees will learn about Red Hat’s technology direction, research, innovation and products from Red Hat technology leaders within our Products & Technologies group. We’ve got some can’t-miss technical sessions on the docket, so be sure to add them to your personalized conference agenda.

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The Long View on Blockchain

Blockchain is everybody’s latest buzzword–right up there with AI and IoT–but what does it mean, and how is it relevant to the enterprise?

The answer to those questions is likely “a lot,” but before we get to that, let’s define what a blockchain is–and isn’t.

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Bringing Intelligence to the Edge with IoT Gateway

In the previous blog, my colleague David Bericat discussed why Internet of Things (IoT) architecture should be built with open source. One of the core components of end-to-end IoT architecture listed in that article was an intelligent IoT gateway that can process data near its source in near real time and filter/prioritize the actionable data. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons behind the need for an intelligent IoT gateway.

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Understanding the Open Virtual Network

In January of 2015, the Open vSwitch (OVS) team announced they planned to start a new project within OVS called OVN (Open Virtual Network).  The timing could not have been better for me as I was looking around for a new project.  I dove in with a goal of figuring out whether OVN could be a promising next generation of Open vSwitch integration for OpenStack and have been contributing to it ever since.

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Ansible Declares Declarative Intent

Back in January 2016, Ansible delivered the first integration of network support into the Ansible 2.0 code base.  The initial introduction of network support was originally conceived to help operators focus on being able to execute configuration changes on network devices with a set of imperative-based configuration modules.

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