DevOps Building Blocks: Building on the Shoulders of DevOps Giants (June 21st)
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Since 2006, Red Hat has used the Red Hat Innovation Awards to recognize the technological achievements of Red Hat customers around the world who demonstrate creative problem-solving to make a positive impact on the business world and on society.

This year's winners are Airbus, Banco Galicia, KPMG and Verizon.

A community-wide, online voting process will determine which customer is distinguished as the 2023 Red Hat Innovator of the Year. Voting is now open and will close at 9 a.m. ET on May 18. The winner will be announced on May 23, 2023, during Red Hat Summit. To vote for the 2023 Red Hat Innovator of the Year, visit

Let's take a closer look at this year's winners.

Friday Five - May 19, 2023
Red Hat News, Wednesday, May 17,2023
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

  • Don't forget to register for Red Hat Summit 2023
  • The Total Economic Impact Of Red Hat Technical Account Managers
  • DXC's Luxoft partners with Red Hat to enable car manufacturers to accelerate the development of software-defined vehicles
  • ZDnet - Red Hat advances with new Enterprise Linux releases
  • Red Hat empowers customers to take charge of their learning journey through personalized skills assessments

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Confidential Computing Use Cases
Red Hat News, Tuesday, May 16,2023
In this third article, we consider the four most important use cases for confidential computing: confidential virtual machines, confidential workloads, confidential containers and confidential clusters. This will allow us to better understand the trade-offs between the various approaches, and how this impacts the implementation of attestation.

Usage models of confidential computing

In the existing implementations (with the notable exception of Intel SGX), confidential computing is fundamentally tied to virtualization. A trust domain corresponds to a virtual machine (VM), each domain having its own encryption keys and being isolated from all other domains, including the host the VM is running on.

There are several usage models to consume these basic building blocks: ...

Most IT professionals would agree that modern operating systems are increasingly complex. For example, when the first Linux kernel was released in 1991, it included 88 files and 10,329 lines of code.

Over the last 30+ years, the kernel has grown to more than 69,000 files and 28 million lines of code. And this growth shows no signs of slowing down. 'Source for Linux kernel statistics: The Linux Foundation. 'Linux Kernel History Report 2020,' 2020.'

As a result, IT administrators are faced with a seemingly never-ending stream of new features and configuration options to understand and manage. This includes not only core operating system components, but also a wide variety of developer tools-including compilers, runtimes, databases and web servers-that are often updated at their own cadence.

The telecommunications industry is at an inflection point. The choice of architectural framework by service providers will set the stage for the next 10 years.

5G networks were intentionally conceived as cloud-based-their use of a service-based architecture (SBA) combined with a cloud-native approach offers many advantages to service providers. Cloud-native network functions (CNFs) have become the main delivery mechanism of 5G network services.

SBA builds on Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) concepts which enable service providers to decouple control and user plane functions that can be deployed as CNFs using containers and microservices.

Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA), is a fully managed turn-key application platform that's jointly engineered and supported by Red Hat and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

A fully integrated and managed application platform like ROSA helps you get faster time to value, allowing you to focus on the things that matter most to your business and your customers without worrying about running a complex platform.

A frequent question we get from customers beginning their ROSA journey is 'What does 'managed' mean to me? What will I be responsible for? What are Red Hat and AWS responsible for?"

RHEL 9.2 Edge Image Configuration
Red Hat News, Friday, May 19,2023
Since the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.3 in November of 2020, we have been busy developing new features and adapting the operating system to handle the challenges associated with edge computing.

With the launch of RHEL 9.2, we are introducing additional functionality, and this post will provide a deep dive into the new configuration options that we're bringing to edge images. This post assumes some level of familiarity with using Image Builder, so if you need a good primer, this blog will get you up to speed.

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud computing platforms in the world, offering a wide range of services that help businesses of all sizes to achieve their goals.

One of the key strengths of Azure is its ability to integrate with other technologies and platforms, allowing customers to build powerful solutions that leverage the strengths of multiple tools. One such example is the collaboration between Microsoft and Red Hat, which has resulted in the development of innovative and powerful hybrid cloud solutions available today.

Since 2015, Microsoft and Red Hat have remained committed to delivering solutions that combine the strengths of open source with Microsoft Azure to provide customers with a more seamless and comprehensive hybrid cloud experience.

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