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Minneapolis RHUG Recap: The Newest Version of Red Hat OpenShift

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Red Hat hosted a Red Hat User Group (RHUG) at Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis, where attendees heard a technical presentation about Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) from two of our Microsoft directors, Steve Holstad and David Palfery. The RHUG format provides a space for attendees – regardless of skill level […]

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Install, Configure, Deploy FileNet P8 using Ansible

Here is something I’m working on at Perficient to make installing/upgrading, configuring, and deploying IBM FileNet P8 more efficient. It even creates a Domain, and Object Store. All using Ansible. If your organization is looking to implement something like this in your environment, give Perficient a call. We’ll be happy to assist.    For […]

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Host an ARO Workshop to Showcase Cloud-first Development

Azure Red Hat OpenShift (ARO) provides enterprises with a number of benefits, including the ability to simplify processes, focus on development, harness the power of DevOps, and reduce time to market. With ARO, you are able to iterate faster, deliver features quicker, and reach your market at a faster pace. ARO is a fully managed […]

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The Inside Scoop on the Red Hat Technical Exchange North America

Four of our technical architects joined 1,900 other attendees at the Red Hat Technical Exchange North America in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 14-18. This is the first time the Technical Exchange has been open to Red Hat partners – historically, it was a Red Hat-only event.   The weeklong conference gave attendees a chance to network with Red Hat’s […]

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4 Steps to Get Started with Containers

The following is the fifth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. So far in this series, we have explored the evolution of containers, their benefits, the importance of container management platforms and how to choose which of them is best for your business, and some […]

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The 411 on the Red Hat Learning Subscription

In order to effectively adopt new software, you need a knowledgeable team and a learning solution that is quick and prescriptive. The Red Hat Learning Subscription (RHLS) provides a deep dive into Red Hat technologies that can help make your organization more efficient.   Investing in additional training for your team will allow you to better […]

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Key Considerations When Adopting Containers

The following is the fifth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In this series so far, we have looked at why businesses are turning to containers, their benefits, the importance of container management platforms, and how to choose the container management platform that’s right for […]

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Unlocking Hybrid Cloud Potential with OpenShift

Enterprises of all sizes are adopting hybrid cloud environments at ever-increasing rates. According to RightScale’s 2019 State of the Cloud Survey, 58% of enterprises utilize a hybrid cloud environment, up from 51% in 2018. This type of cloud environment allows enterprises to leverage the cloud without moving all of their applications from a legacy, on-premises […]

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How to Choose a Container Management Platform

The following is the fourth blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In our last blog in this series, we examined the importance of utiziling a container management platform. In this blog, we’ll go further in depth on the multiple options you have when adopting a […]

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The Benefits of Containers for Businesses

The following is the second blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. In our last blog in this series, we looked at what software containers are and their evolution over time. In this blog, we will examine the reasons that businesses are turning to containers and […]

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Container-Based CI/CD with CloudBees Core on Kubernetes

Getting to Know Jenkins CI/CD is an imperative for software development organizations in today’s multiplatform, multi-cloud world. As far as CI/CD platforms go, Jenkins was one of the first and remains one of the most popular options. Jenkins is lightweight, easy, and extensible. The multitude of plugins available make the platform endlessly customizable and adaptable […]

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[Guide] Why Businesses Are Turning to Containers

The following is the first blog in a series about software containers and Kubernetes, and their importance in modern application delivery. Organizations across industries are examining their business for opportunities to digitally transform. Traditional methods of software delivery characterized by waterfall planning, arduous infrastructure provisioning, and manual changes are no longer able to deliver the […]

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5 Key Impacts of the IBM Red Hat Acquisition

The monumental $34B IBM Red Hat acquisition officially closed earlier this month. In the wake of the acquisition, what does it mean for the technology market?  Over my career, I’ve worked extensively with customers leveraging both IBM and Red Hat technologies. Here’s my take on the five key impacts that this acquisition will have on […]

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Client-side Configuration in Your OpenShift or Kubernetes Pod

While preparing a workshop showcasing the power of OpenShift on Azure (ARO) to .NET Core-focused developers, we strived to align to the methodology of 12-Factor Applications. Specifically, rule number three – Configuration. Since an application is likely to vary between deployments (i.e.: developer environments, staging, production, QA, etc.), its configurations could be stored as constants […]

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IBM Red Hat Acquisition’s Impact on Hybrid Cloud

As the IBM Red Hat acquisition comes closer to fruition, impacts to customers on both sides will soon be realized.  Now that the deal has been approved by the Department of Justice, the acquisition is on track to close later this year. What does this mean for those who currently use IBM and Red Hat products?   Perficient has key […]

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A Strategist and an Analyst walk into a Cloud with Containers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of E.G. Nadhan, Chief Technology Strategist at Red Hat.  I met Forrester Analyst, Dave Bartoletti during the Industry Analyst Cloud Strategy and Networking Event in Dallas earlier this year where Bartoletti shared his perspective on best practices on transforming to containers and predictions for the future of […]

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Red Hat Announces Significant Advances with RHEL 8 Release

Today during Red Hat Summit, Red Hat announced the launch of RHEL 8, Red Hat’s newest Enterprise Linux edition. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an intelligent operating system built for enterprise hybrid cloud. Version 8 is the most recent update – and the first in five years. What’s New in RHEL 8 Red Hat Insights […]

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Join Our Session at Red Hat Summit 2019

Perficient is excited to be a Bronze sponsor at this year’s Red Hat Summit 2019! Taking place in less than a week in Boston from May 7-9th, Summit brings together all kinds of professionals – from career IT pros to open source contributors – who represent nearly every industry. It is the premier open source […]

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IBM Fills Gaps with Red Hat, Also Creates Internal Competition

Since the news broke about the Red Hat acquisition by IBM, there has been no shortage of articles analyzing the move, predicting its outcomes, and delivering judgments on the deal. But what about the perspective of the software developer, architect, or IT leader who has to make decisions about which capabilities to leverage from these, now […]

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Go-To-Market Strategy in the Clouds

I’ve embarked on a new journey with Perficient. After more than four years as part of the management consulting team, I am now responsible for launching our go-to-market (GTM) strategy for our firm’s cloud services. One of my first projects focuses on our partnership with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers like Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Red Hat […]

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