What to expect at Red Hat Summit 2022: Join theCUBE for live coverage May 10-11

Open source has dramatically changed the IT landscape and is also transforming the hybrid cloud.

This is one of the fundamental premises of Red Hat Inc.’s strategy for a hybrid cloud future, which will be shaped by the innovation generated by the open source ecosystem.

Red Hat’s vision for the open hybrid cloud and new business opportunities will be among the topics covered in coverage by theCUBE, SiliconANGLE’s livestreaming studio, at Red Hat Summit, May 10-11.

Stimulate innovation

Red Hat Enterprise Linux has paved the way for enterprises to embrace open source tools, while bridging on-premises production applications and the cloud. For Red Hat, the open-source ecosystem provides innovation and a mutual language between data center servers and microservices running in multiple public clouds. This is the essence of the open hybrid cloud.

“Hybrid cloud, multicloud, the ability to cross multiple clouds — that just wouldn’t happen in a single company,” Paul Cormier, CEO of Red Hat, said in an eWeek interview in March. “That’s the beauty of the open-source model, the best innovation wins. The platform is here now – hybrid multicloud. This open hybrid cloud platform is what will drive innovation around it. »

The Red Hat Summit will provide an opportunity to hear how open source code went from a programmer’s hobby to a production necessity in the modern enterprise, as theCUBE will interview business leaders, partners and industry experts. (*Disclosure below.)

Red Hat’s focus on the hybrid platform has become part of parent company IBM’s overall business strategy. In IBM’s latest quarterly earnings report, the company added 200 hybrid cloud customers and saw Red Hat revenue increase 21% for the quarter year-over-year.

Red Hat’s OpenShift platform is a key part of IBM’s multicloud strategy. As Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president of IBM software, recently acknowledged, OpenShift’s role in containerizing IBM’s CloudPak has enabled customers to pursue a wide range of hybrid solutions.

This flexibility will become even more important as businesses increasingly move to the periphery. Red Hat is actively participating in this evolution, positioning its operating system to optimize support for edge environments.

Last year, Red Hat added new features for its RHEL 8.4 release that can connect applications across edge deployments using open hybrid cloud. New RHEL features were designed to simplify Kubernetes deployments using OpenShift in resource-constrained environments.

“We see the advantage come to life over the long term as it aims to bring compute closer to producers and consumers of data,” said Chris Wright, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Red Hat. “Edge will continue to grow, and so will our computing habits. Edge will emerge as a prominent location where a significant amount of computing happens.

First use case for telcos

An important use case for edge deployment is currently in the telecommunications world. A recently published assessment by ABI Research noted that Red Hat and VMware Inc. have emerged as the two biggest market leaders in cloud-native 5G telecom platforms.

According to the research report, Red Hat’s Ansible Automation platform and advanced cluster management for Kubernetes were found to be attractive cloud-native options for telcos in 5G deployment.

“It was hardware and software in the days of 4G and 3G,” Cormier said. “Now with 5G, it’s all software down to the cell tower.”

As the industry begins to embrace new technologies at the edge, major telcos are turning to open source vendors such as Red Hat for their solutions. In recent weeks, Red Hat shared additional details about a new collaboration with Verizon Inc.

The latest information from Red Hat reveals an effort to create a large-scale, edge-based public cloud experience. By using OpenShift and managing cluster nodes through a MachineSet solution, Red Hat and Verizon can deploy 5G technologies to edge compute zones with minimal complexity.

Red Hat is following a similar strategy with Türk Telekom, Turkey’s integrated telecom operator. OpenShift is being deployed to develop and scale Türk Telekom’s core-to-edge cloud-native applications, targeting customer usage management, AI-based infrastructure automation and network reporting. It’s an example of Red Hat’s move toward the kind of open hybrid cloud model the company envisions.

“Applications are changing the world, and we need to manage our own needs and those of our customers digitally,” said Mehmet Fatih Bekin, Director of Data Center and Cloud Services at Türk Telekom, in a recent interview. “We realized that vanilla Kubernetes did not meet our needs in areas such as configuration and security best practices. Red Hat OpenShift frees our people to focus on making positive contributions to the business. And thanks to its open source development model, Red Hat can deliver platform innovations and fixes faster.

Red Hat Summit Live Stream

The Red Hat Summit is a virtual event, with additional interviews to stream on theCUBE. You can register for free here to access the live event. Plus, you can watch theCUBE’s event coverage here on-demand after the live event.

How to watch theCUBE interviews

We’ve got you covered with a variety of ways to watch live Red Hat Summit coverage, including theCUBE’s dedicated website and Youtube channel. You can also get all of this year’s event coverage at SiliconeANGLE.

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(*Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner of the Red Hat Summit. Neither Red Hat Inc., the sponsor of theCUBE event coverage, nor the other sponsors have editorial control over the content of theCUBE or SiliconANGLE. )

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