Red Hat ANZ Enterprise Mobile Index Reveals Mobile Adoption Is Steadily Rising

Redhat Logo While many organisations in Australia and New Zealand have established an enterprise mobile strategy, there is still work to be done to get the full benefits, according to findings from the ANZ Enterprise Mobile Index report, released today by Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions.

The study, which provides a snapshot of enterprise mobile strategies and adoption across Australia and New Zealand, found that 65 per cent of respondents have an enterprise mobile strategy in place. Yet, just 15 per cent of respondents have a mobile-first strategy, which means that mobile devices and applications are used across the organisation as a means to transform business processes to drive innovation in a unified way.

To be successful in gaining the benefits from their mobile strategy, organisations should evolve in a way that supports both the agility of new mobile initiatives and the stability of core IT functions. Infrastructure that supports an agile approach to mobility-based business solutions gives organisations the capacity to quickly make changes and innovate.

Key findings from the Index include:

  • Many enterprise mobile strategies are internal-facing. 64 per cent of respondents are targeting employees with their mobile strategies, while 27 per cent are targeting customers. This suggests there is room for organisations to respond to increased demand from customers to engage with organisations via mobile platforms.
  • Security is a major challenge to enterprise mobility development. Almost 80 per cent of respondents identified security as a ‘high priority’ (45 per cent) or second ’high priority’ (33 per cent) challenge to the mature development of an enterprise mobile strategy. This is followed by back-end integration, with 23 per cent of respondents identifying it as a ‘high priority’ challenge. This is not surprising, given the close relationship between the two, as organisations must focus not only on securing data but also securely integrating apps into business systems. Many platform solutions and Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) platforms today are designed to address both needs.
  • IT skills shortages are preventing mobile maturity. Just over half (51 per cent) of respondents indicated that their companies do not have the right skills internally to develop and support their mobile enterprise strategy. This suggests the ANZ region is experiencing a skills shortage in the areas of mobile integration and application development. Organisations should consider using a central mobile platform to foster collaboration between internal and external third parties to help alleviate these resource and skills issues.

 Methodology

The Red Hat ANZ Enterprise Mobile Index canvassed the opinions of 150 senior IT and management decision-makers (89 in Australia and 61 in New Zealand). The Index was conducted by third-party marketing company Outsource and sponsored by Red Hat.

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Max McLaren, regional vice president and general manager, Red Hat

“Enterprise mobility adoption is steadily rising in Australia and New Zealand as organisations find new ways to streamline operational efficiency, increase productivity, and collaborate more effectively. Over time, more and more organisations are expected to overcome the barriers holding back their mobile strategies, which we believe will lead to an increased focus on enterprise mobility in the coming years.”

 About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Red Hat launches Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, introducing collaborative open source cloud and DevOps residency program

Redhat LogoRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the creation of Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, a consulting service that helps companies integrate people, methodology, and technology to solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion. As part of an Open Innovation Labs consulting engagement, customers will work collaboratively in a residency-oriented lab environment with Red Hat experts to jumpstart innovation and software development initiatives using open source technology and DevOps methods.

Digitalisation is increasingly connecting people, process, data and devices and enabling new business innovation platforms. Software is powering this shift and enabling companies to build innovation-driven advantages. The Red Hat Open Innovation Labs service helps customers rapidly develop and integrate applications using microservices, deploy them in containers, and deliver them using DevOps methodologies across physical, cloud and mobile environments that can quickly scale up or down on-demand. With Red Hat, customers can innovate with speed, agility, scalability and increased security.

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs aims to help customers achieve this transformation, enabling them to:

  • Work on real business problems from day one, using Red Hat’s push-button infrastructure and automated development environments, teams can more quickly start development once the residency begins, enabling quicker time to value.
  • Learn how to take advantage of modern application development technologies and methodologies, including migrations, microservice architectures, container application platforms, DevOps, application and data integration, mobile and hybrid cloud strategies.
  • Re-platform existing applications for scale-out with OpenStack and public cloud infrastructures.
  • Bridge legacy and new application development efforts on one platform, helping teams design and develop solutions to modernise applications, or take on entirely new challenges.
  • Learn to innovate the Red Hat way by engaging with the Open Source community and collaborating in upstream projects.
  • Innovate onsite and virtually, meeting new requirements as a result of digital transformations, offering distributed teams access to environments in different locations. Red Hat provides a more secure cloud environment so authorised team members can work together, and development can happen on your site, in a Red Hat lab environment, or virtually.

Availability
Red Hat Open Innovation Labs is available immediately in North America, with full global availability planned within the year.

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John Allessio, vice president, Global Services, Red Hat
“We’ve heard from customers around the globe who want to get new initiatives off the ground quickly – whether they are talking about application modernisation, or cloud, mobile and microservices – to help them meet their goals and stay ahead of competitors. To these customers, Red Hat Open Innovation Labs offers the ability to innovate faster and to solve business problems alongside Red Hat experts, and the open source way – through collaboration, and using DevOps methodologies and open source technologies.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Red Hat Powers cloud-scale DevOps with the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

Redhat LogoLatest Red Hat hybrid cloud solutions offer improved hybrid management, security, and performance via integration with Linux containers, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Ceph Storage

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, helping to bridge the gap between development and operations teams at the scale of cloud computing. With the newly-available products, Red Hat now offers a complete, integrated hybrid cloud stack with a container application platform (OpenShift by Red Hat), massively scalable infrastructure (Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8) and unified management tools (Red Hat CloudForms), all available individually or via a single, easy-to-deploy solution with Red Hat Cloud Suite.

A growing number of organisations are building private clouds¹, to give them massively scalable and modern infrastructure, while maintaining increased security and control. According to the Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2016, a global survey of Red Hat customers, private cloud deployments are expected to outpace public cloud by 6x. In addition, development teams are looking to streamline the creation and deployment of new cloud-native applications while IT leadership is hoping to meet growing business demands with cloud-based automation. Red Hat’s latest cloud solutions help answer these needs through the availability of:

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, the newest version of Red Hat’s leading OpenStack offering, adds optimised storage and management capabilities through the native inclusion of Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat CloudForms, respectively.
  • Red Hat Cloud Suite, a pre-integrated set of Red Hat’s cloud technologies that, for the first time, allows for cloud-native application development and deployment with the inclusion of OpenShift by Red Hat in addition to massively-scalable infrastructure and unified management.

Red Hat’s OpenStack-based private cloud solutions provide an open foundation to meet production-level needs of today’s modern businesses, combining highly-scalable infrastructure and management with developer productivity, backed by a broad ecosystem of certified hardware and software providers. Available as a single platform with Red Hat OpenStack Platform or as an integrated offering through Red Hat Cloud Suite, Red Hat’s cloud solutions help customers build scalable, fault-tolerant, IaaS environments.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

Forming the backbone of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud offerings is Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, the latest version of the company’s highly scalable IaaS platform based on the OpenStack community “Liberty” release. A co-engineered solution that integrates the proven foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Red Hat’s OpenStack technology to form a production-ready cloud platform, Red Hat OpenStack Platform is becoming the gold standard for large production OpenStack deployments. Hundreds of global production deployments and even more proof-of-concepts are underway, and in the information and telecommunications industry, a strong ecosystem of industry leaders are rallying around Red Hat OpenStack Platform for transformative network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployments. With the debut of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, Red Hat’s core OpenStack offering now natively includes:

  • Automated upgrades and updates; easily upgrade major point releases and minor updates. A component of the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director, it automatically performs the necessary system-wide updates to both the core OpenStack services, as well as the director tool itself, helping to deliver a healthy and stable OpenStack cloud while minimising downtime.
  • Infrastructure and workload management included; use Red Hat CloudForms for lifecycle and operational management over OpenStack infrastructure and workloads. CloudForms can manage Linux and Windows workloads running on top of OpenStack, including lifecycle management, usage monitoring and reporting, multi-node orchestration, and governance and policy-based access control.
  • Software-defined storage; Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat’s massively scalable, software-defined storage solution, is now included with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, offering an initial 64 terabytes of highly flexible object and block storage. The most popular storage solution for OpenStack clouds² provides users with a single, efficient platform to support the demanding storage needs of an OpenStack-based cloud.
  • Telco-focused preview; version 8 adds several new and critical tech preview features focused on improving network virtualisation functions. With this release there is more assured predictable latency with real-time KVM, improved network I/O performance with DPDK- accelerated Open vSwitch; and an OpenDaylight networking plugin for customers intending to build a software-defined network.

Red Hat Cloud Suite

Now available, Red Hat Cloud Suite combines the award-winning container application platform OpenShift Enterprise, with a massively scalable cloud infrastructure in the form of Red Hat OpenStack Platform, and a common management framework through Red Hat CloudForms. Red Hat Cloud Suite enables users to accelerate new cloud-based services for private cloud and application development and optimise existing workloads through improved virtualisation and performance. This enables a modern cloud environment where application delivery teams can focus on development, testing, and deployments using modern cloud-based containerised microservice solutions, while maintaining control and visibility. Additional products in Red Hat Cloud Suite bring users further management and infrastructure capabilities, including:

  • A unified management experience; spanning operations and lifecycle management, self-service, and infrastructure monitoring. These powerful management tools provided by Red Hat Satellite cover rolling updates for deployment, configuration, patch and subscription management. A new self-service catalogue extends to cover the lifecycle, operation, and financial management of services that customers deploy.
  • Newly-added infrastructure monitoring with risk management and analytics; proactively collecting infrastructure analytics that enable customers to manage technical risks before they impact operations. Red Hat Insights, a newly-released operations management service, provides these monitoring capabilities spanning Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Satellite.
  • Integrated application development and portability, enabling users to build and deploy applications in a familiar, open source container application platform environment through OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. Linux containers built on standard Docker format are dependent on the same operating system kernel, consuming fewer resources and increasing portability. Kubernetes-based container orchestration within Red Hat Cloud Suite also operators to manage their Linux containers as a single system.
  • KVM-based virtualisation platform with the newly updated Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, offering simplified virtual machine-to-virtual machine migrations.
  • Open, massively scalable, software-defined storage with the inclusion of Red Hat Ceph Storage as part of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.

¹    IDC, “IDC Forecasts Worldwide Cloud IT Infrastructure Market to Grow 24% Year Over Year in 2015, Driven by Public Cloud Datacenter Expansion,” available at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25946315 ²    OpenStack User Survey, October 2015, available at https://drive.google.com/a/redhat.com/file/d/0B4vq3W3Lm2-4RWszZlBqVmxfWWs/view

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates;  and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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Red Hat introduces new DevOps training and certifications

Redhat LogoOfferings will help IT professionals expand expertise in container, OpenShift, Ansible, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host, and Puppet technology

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), announced five new training and certification offerings focused on improving DevOps skills of IT professionals.

The new training and certification curriculum is designed to help professionals to demonstrate expertise in technologies closely associated with DevOps such as containers, OpenShift, Ansible, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and Puppet, and includes:

  • Developing containerised applications course and exam;
  • OpenShift enterprise administration course and exam;
  • Cloud automation with Ansible course and exam;
  • Managing Docker containers with RHEL Atomic Host course and exam;
  • Configuration management with Puppet course and exam.

Individuals previously certified as Red Hat® Certified Engineers and Red Hat Certified JBoss® Developers, and who have passed these five additional exams, will be given the credential of Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®) with a concentration in DevOps.

These new DevOps courses will also be offered through Red Hat Learning Subscription, an annual subscription featuring unlimited access to Red Hat’s full portfolio of training content designed to help customers accelerate the speed and ease of on-boarding new staff, the adoption of new technology releases, and cross-training across multiple products in an on-demand setting.

In addition to Red Hat’s expanding global training and certification portfolio, Red Hat Consulting continues to offer full-stack DevOps strategy for streamlining software delivery and aligning IT with the business.

Supporting Quotes

Ken Goetz, vice president of training, Red Hat “DevOps isn’t a product but rather a culture and process. There are certain technologies and skills someone working in a DevOps environment should have. Our goal with this new RHCA concentration is to offer a way for employers to validate these critical open source skills, and in the process, further enable enterprises to accelerate application delivery.”

Randy Russell, director of certification, Red Hat “Red Hat is in a unique position to offer a credible certification with a focus on DevOps.  IT professionals who pursue the RHCA concentration in DevOps can gain the skills and knowledge to build faster and more reliable delivery pipelines in enterprise environments.”

Additional Resources

About Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation;  the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property;  risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”. In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. ### Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the Shadowman logo, and JBoss are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

Red Hat bridges business demands and IT delivery with new application platform and Linux container offerings

Redhat LogoSydney, AustraliaRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, unveiled key enhancements to its comprehensive portfolio for developing and deploying enterprise-ready applications using Linux containers, OpenShift and Atomic. As more enterprises look to adopt container-based architectures for application workloads, Red Hat’s enhanced offerings enable the use of Docker-formatted Linux containers to create microservices-based applications and modernise traditional workloads – all benefiting from security features of a consistent foundation based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Microsoft and Red Hat to deliver new standard for enterprise cloud experiences

Redhat LogoSydney, Australia — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced a partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat are also working together to address common enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private and public clouds.

Key elements of the partnership include the following:

· Red Hat solutions available natively to Microsoft Azure customers. In the coming weeks, Microsoft Azure will become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, enabling customers to run their Red Hat Enterprise Linux applications and workloads on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Cloud Access subscribers will be able to bring their own virtual machine images to run in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure customers can also take advantage of the full value of Red Hat’s application platform, including Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Gluster Storage and OpenShift, Red Hat’s platform-as-a-service offering. In the coming months, Microsoft and Red Hat plan to provide Red Hat On-Demand — “pay-as-you-go” Red Hat Enterprise Linux images available in the Azure Marketplace, supported by Red Hat.

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Red Hat launches expansive global cloud ecosystem with certified cloud and service provider program

Redhat LogoSydney, AustraliaRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the global launch of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program. Replacing Red Hat’s existing Certified Cloud Provider program, the Certified Cloud and Service Provider program expands Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem to include and better support distributors, managed service providers and other partners that are heavily involved in all aspects of hybrid cloud build-out, not just multi-tenant public clouds.

As the model for cloud providers expands to include private cloud build-outs, Linux container-based infrastructure and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions, additional flexibility is needed to help these providers better meet customer needs for cloud-based Red Hat technologies. The Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program meets this need by not only broadening partner support, but by also expanding the choice of Red Hat solutions available to these partners, including:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA
• OpenShift by Red Hat
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
• Red Hat JBoss Middleware
• Red Hat Gluster Storage

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Red Hat launches mobile application platform

Redhat LogoSydney, AustraliaRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, introduced the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, which incorporates technology from the October 2014 acquisition of FeedHenry with products from Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware and OpenShift PaaS portfolio, and adds new mobile services. The platform offers enterprises a full technology stack to enable mobile-centric workloads to integrate with existing IT infrastructures, reducing the complexity and increasing agility across mobile development and deployment cycles.

The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform helps simplify and accelerate the development, integration, deployment, and management of mobile solutions by allowing collaboration across development teams, such as front-end application developers, back-end IT integration, and DevOps teams. Red Hat also announced the availability of a developer offering in its public cloud application development and hosting environment, OpenShift Online. Full support for the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform in production environments via OpenShift Enterprise is planned for the coming year.

The Red Hat Mobile Application Platform provides mobile capabilities that include security, reusable connections to back-end systems, and collaborative/agile app development. In extending highly complex and sophisticated applications to mobile devices, Red Hat believes that the defining factors of the next generation of PaaS capabilities will be a rich set of middleware services. In bringing the Mobile Application Platform to OpenShift , Red Hat aims to position itself for this and further advance the Red Hat xPaaS services vision.

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Linux container deployment plans grow, while concerns about container security and certification linger, Red Hat survey finds

Redhat LogoSydney, AustraliaRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today released the results of a survey assessing enterprise adoption plans for application containers. The survey of more than 383 global IT decision makers and professionals, representing organisations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to state and local governments and commissioned by Red Hat through TechValidate, shows that while container adoption is likely to surge in the next few years, concerns around security, certification and adequate skills remain – concerns that Red Hat’s container certification aims to address.

Survey results show strong enterprise plans for container deployments, with 67 percent of respondents planning production roll-outs over the next two years. Survey respondents indicate that they plan to use container-based applications in cloud roles (50 percent) and as vehicles for web and e-commerce software (56 percent).

Application development enhancements dominated as the top benefits of containers, with faster application deployment and reduced deployment effort topping the list at 60 percent each. Forty-four (44) percent of respondents view containers as a means to consolidate existing servers. Virtual machines are also the preferred deployment method, with 83 percent of respondents planning to deploy containerised application implementations on top of virtual environments, demonstrating that organisations recognize the benefits of using containers and virtualisation together, rather than one or the other.

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Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 achieves highest level common criteria certification

Redhat LogoSydney, AustraliaRed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 has been awarded the Common Criteria Certification at Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ – the highest level of assurance for a commercial middleware platform. This certification provides government agencies, financial institutions, and customers in other security-sensitive environments the assurance that Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 meets government security standards.

Achieving the Common Criteria Certification for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2 supports Red Hat’s reputation as an industry leader in technology and showcases the company’s ongoing commitment to security. In 2012, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5.1.0 and 5.1.1 also achieved Common Criteria certification at the EAL4+ assurance level.

The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of standards used by the federal government and organizations to assess the security and assurance of technology products. EAL categorizes the depth and rigor of the evaluation, and EAL4+ assures consumers that the software has been methodically designed, tested, and reviewed to meet the evaluation criteria.

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