The rise of container technology has created a new challenge for the storage industry. Within containers, applications, and computation resources are now incredibly mobile, while storage still has to remain persistent and accessible. Here’s how Red Hat is working to address the storage needs of container workloads.
In modern microservice-based architectures, each container is a transient object. It might live on one server for a while and then get moved over to another if directed by an orchestrator tool. While a container keeps its bundle of application software and dependencies during its lifecycle, it usually does not keep application data within the container. Nor should it. After all, in this model a container is designed to run only what is needed and when it is needed. When done, the container is allowed (in fact encouraged) to disappear. If an application’s data were held inside that same application container, too, then pfft!
That’s a challenge.
Continue reading “The Future of Storage in Container Space: Part 1”
In this video from Red Hat Summit 2018, Red Hat Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright gives a view into the future direction of Red Hat technologies.
Continue reading “Charting New Territories with Red Hat”
The Superfluidity Project was a 33-month European (H2020) research project (July 2015–April 2018) aimed at achieving superfluidity on the Internet: the capability to instantiate services on-the-fly, run them anywhere in the network (core, aggregation, edge), and shift them transparently to different locations. The project especially focused on 5G networks and tried to go one step further into the virtualization and orchestration of different network elements, including radio and network processing components, such as BBUs, EPCs, P-GW, S-GW, PCRF, MME, load balancers, SDN controllers, and others.
For more information about it, you can visit both the official project website, as well as my previous blog post.
Continue reading “Superfluidity Project: One Network to Rule Them All!”
The wonders of automation have been thoroughly enjoyed by sysadmins in recent years with tools like Ansible enabling rapid deployment of applications and services across servers and cloud-based platforms. But as the IT world evolves to more container-based technologies, tools like Ansible have not translated well to orchestration-level actions.
This is changing rapidly, thanks to the new Automation Broker project. Part of the OpenShift ecosystem, Automation Broker connects the gap between provisioning servers and provisioning containers.
Continue reading “Bringing Automation to Container Space”
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.
Continue reading “Introducing the Red Hat Summit Office of the CTO Sessions”
Sitting in the frigid air-conditioned room somewhere under the surface of a tropical island, it soon became obvious that I was very likely the dumbest person in the place. And, if the men and women around me have their druthers, in a few years, I might not be the smartest sentient entity in the room, either.
It wasn’t a mad scientists’ convention, but rather Supercomputing Asia 2018 that brought me to this place on Sentosa in Singapore a couple weeks ago, where engineers, computer scientists, and business people gathered to discuss the trends and technology within the supercomputing realm.
Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence Will Be More than an Upgrade”
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.
Continue reading “The Long View on Blockchain”
If you could visualize the code that comprises our current technology landscape, you might imagine in your mind’s eye a glowing field of interconnected lines with bright bits of information flowing along the lines’ paths. Here and there, you might see flaws in the network–places where human error have introduced gaps and openings among the lines.
Continue reading “Open Source Strength Within Distributed Weakness Filing”
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.
Continue reading “Bringing Intelligence to the Edge with IoT Gateway”
Designing, implementing, securely operating, managing and maintaining IoT projects is complex. In fact, there are entire organizations whose sole mission is solving a specific problem within an IoT architecture. The problems that can be found within such architectures can range from connectivity to figuring out where apps live.
Continue reading “Building an Open End-to-End Internet of Things Architecture”