Best Practices: Consistent patching, meeting compliance requirements and Red Hat Satellite

Patching is a necessary part of operating system lifecycle management. It is also a requirement of functional compliance as well as regulatory compliance, as called for in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and PCI DSS 2.0. But patching production systems that support critical applications like electronic medical records (EMRs) can make healthcare IT administrators a little uneasy. With a consistent patch strategy that is routinely executed on your Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems, patching can run smoothly. So what’s the best way to do this?

Continue reading “Best Practices: Consistent patching, meeting compliance requirements and Red Hat Satellite”

Columbian telco cut costs, improved disaster recovery with open source technologies.

Colombian telecom operator UNE EPM cut its operating, support and maintenance costs quite a bit when it moved from an aging directory server on a proprietary Unix platform—costs that were eating into its profits. A switch to an open source Linux platform changed the dynamic, and you can read more it in this case study.

Continue reading “Columbian telco cut costs, improved disaster recovery with open source technologies.”

Improving care with open source middleware.

Healthcare institutions have to adjust more quickly than ever to adapt to an industry in transformation. New technologies, stricter regulations and a laser focus on improving care are all top of mind, and all of these call for reliable, stable and high-performing IT systems. When it came time to replace its aging integration hub, King’s College Hospital (KCH) NHS Foundation Trust chose an open source platform.

Continue reading “Improving care with open source middleware.”

Sneak Peek: open, software-defined file storage that scales for telecommunications

SaskTel, Saskatchewan’s leading full-service communications provider, was looking for an innovative solution to store the huge volumes of data streaming in from devices across its network. They also needed a solution that was affordable and improved the customer experience while maintaining data security. Following a short two-week technical trial, SaskTel implemented a Red Hat Gluster Storage solution, giving them a secure, versatile and affordable solution for their data storage. You can learn more about SaskTel’s story in our short video.

SaskTel blog image

Continue reading “Sneak Peek: open, software-defined file storage that scales for telecommunications”

Tune In: Drilling for insights in the oil and gas industry in upcoming SAP and Red Hat webinar

The oil and gas industry knows a thing or two about a fluctuating business environment. Right now, it’s weathering a downturn. The price of a barrel of oil is down significantly since a year ago, and as a result oil and gas companies are having to scale back operations and investments. But these tough choices shouldn’t be done in a vacuum. Companies need a clear view of their business data, and in an upcoming webinar, Red Hat and SAP will share ways to get that view. Join in on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Continue reading “Tune In: Drilling for insights in the oil and gas industry in upcoming SAP and Red Hat webinar”

Banco Azteca invests in standard, Open Source Linux.

Banco Azteca, which operates in Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Brazil and is among the largest banks in Mexico in terms of coverage, wanted a change. Instead of running its operations on a proprietary UNIX infrastructure, it opted for a fully standardized environment running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read about Banco Azteca’s migration in this case study, and learn how it saved money, sped up response times and improved its customers’ experience.

Continue reading “Banco Azteca invests in standard, Open Source Linux.”

Web-scale IT, Open-Source cloud and DevOps: Taking enterprise IT back to the future

It’s exciting times in enterprise IT.

Traditional IT operations face pressures from both business and development teams to provide new and innovative services in response to rapidly changing business requirements, which are being powered by mobile clients, the Internet of things (IoT), and the need for real-time responsiveness. The imperative is to serve existing clients through these new avenues while disarming competition. Thus, the focus is now on keeping up with—or better yet, ahead of—the wave of startups that harness the cloud’s rapid business capabilities.

Continue reading “Web-scale IT, Open-Source cloud and DevOps: Taking enterprise IT back to the future”

Industry Buzz: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 now available

The newest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform is now available, and it gets to the heart of what’s top of mind for many enterprise executives, especially those that oversee IT in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 offers new capabilities to bolster system security, and the news is getting a lot of attention. Here’s a sampling of what the media and others are saying.

Continue reading “Industry Buzz: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 now available”

Industry Buzz: Google joins OpenStack

Earlier this month, Google announced it had joined the OpenStack Foundation, an industry effort focused on promoting and supporting the OpenStack ecosystem and the community developing it. The industry welcomed the news, and there was plenty to say about it. Here’s a sampling of what analysts, press and others are saying about Google joining the OpenStack Foundation.

Continue reading “Industry Buzz: Google joins OpenStack”