When And Why OpenStack Needs A Cloud Management Platform

At Red Hat we are seeing more and more organizations choosing OpenStack for the next step in their cloud journey. Very often, this transformation journey is marked by three main evolutive stages: Build a server virtualization environment for scale-up workloads Extend the server virtualization environment with an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud for scale-out workloads Unify and …

Why did Red Hat acquire Ansible?

Today, we announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ansible, a popular IT automation tool launched in early 2013. Like in any acquisition, customers and partners will likely have a number of questions, so let me get straight to the point and cover the top three questions I anticipate: Why an IT automation tool? Why Ansible? …

Devoxx Belgium (November 9 – 13)

Devoxx Belgium 2015 is from November 9th until 13th, and is expecting no less than 3.500 Devoxxians to come to Antwerp again.  Red Hat has always had a strong presence there (both on the conference schedule and around, in BOFs, on the booth area, etc.) and this year is going to be no different! 
From our team, Mario Fusco and Geoffrey Desmet will be joining (with a Java8 presentation and an ignite session respectively), and I’ll be giving a presentation on process-driven application development on Thursday:

Even the simplest application ideas always end up requiring more development than you hoped for: maintaining long-lived state, interaction with other services or human actors performing some of the work, showing current status of ongoing requests, management and reporting, etc. Business processes and rules allow you to externalize some of that logic and dynamically update it, but you don’t want your business process management (BPM) system to get in your way either. And every application is different, so you want to be able to fully control every bit of it.

Using process-driven application development, you define your application logic in a (flexible) business process, but you also expect your BPM system to help you out with much more than that. In this session we will show you live how to quickly get new web applications up and running by relying on jBPM to provide some of the UI (should you want to), or even to generate parts of your application for you (that you can customize later), so you can focus on what makes your application different. jBPM uses the power of open source and it’s flexible architecture to let you decide what you need: nothing more, nothing less.
If you look at the entire schedule or speaker list, you’ll find a lot of other interesting Red Hat speakers like Aslak Knutsen, Charles Nutter, Antoine Sabot-Durand, Clement Escoffier, Dimitris Andreadis, Diogenes Rettori, Paulo Lopez, Roland Huß and Xavier Coulon (I hope my quick search didn’t miss anyone).
Hope to see you there !

Barcelona JUG October 6th

Next week the Drools & jBPM engineering team is having a team meeting in Barcelona, and we would like to give the local community the opportunity to meet the team and get an overview of what is there and where we’re going !We’re therefore giving a …