Automating for impact: Getting started with Ansible hosted services
Automating tasks across your IT organization delivers strong ROI and efficiency benefits, in fact an IDC study of our customers found an incredible 498% 5-year ROI on this solution, as well as more efficiency in infrastructure management and application development. This is why many organizations are expanding automation across processes, IT domains, and even geographies. The right tools are critical to manage all of this and still deliver quickly on new projects as part of your automation strategy.
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John Walter Specialist Solutions Architect, Training and Certification, Red Hat & Al Roberson Senior Consultant, Red Hat
In December 2021, Red Hat’s sponsorship of CentOS Linux will be changing. As a result, many customers using CentOS in production will need to migrate to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® to maintain support and gain access to new features and security updates. Red Hat Training and Red Hat Consulting teams offer several solutions to assist with this migration, and they ensure your team is operational before, during, and after this migration.
In this webinar, our experts will cover:
- Considerations for moving from CentOS to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- The caveats and pitfalls of in-place migration.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux benefits, including added management, security, and support.
- An overview of the training and consulting services available to assist in this migration.
- An open Q&A with our Red Hat Services experts to address your questions about migration.
John Walter, Specialist Solutions Architect, Training and Certification, Red Hat
Al Roberson, Senior Consultant, Red Hat
Louis Imershein, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat and David Duncan, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
A recent survey, Linux Becomes a Player in the SQL Server World: PASS 2021 Survey on Microsoft SQL Server Platform Trends, by Unisphere Research, states that nearly one-third of SQL Server Database Administrators (DBAs) are running Microsoft SQL Server on Linux®, with the most popular distribution being Red Hat® Enterprise Linux. The same survey shows that we can expect the amount of SQL Server maintained in the cloud to double over the next two years.
In this webinar, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Red Hat will demonstrate how you can transition to SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS and benefit from increased flexibility, performance, and availability of a modern cloud platform.
We will cover how to:
* Reduce costs by deploying SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS.
* Use Red Hat Enterprise Linux to deliver SQL Server performance and availability on AWS.
* Select the appropriate Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and options for your SQL Server workloads.
Zach Peterson, John Best and Sean Cavanaugh - Red Hat
As digital transformation accelerates to include edge and IoT devices, networks have begun to adapt to be able to handle more processing outside of the datacenter, more mobile workforces, and of course, hybrid cloud modernizations. As these transformations take place, networks become even more essential and increase in size and complexity. Manual processes will not be able to keep pace, so companies are implementing network automation to respond faster to business needs, increase efficiency, control costs, and free up valuable resources for more transformative work.
But where do you start and what technologies can provide you the most flexibility? Join this session to learn how the Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform can help to automate full network processes instead of just one sliver of network operations.
Zach Peterson, Senior Network Automation Consultant, Red Hat
John Best, Senior Consultant, Automation Practice, Red Hat
Sean Cavanaugh, Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Karl Silhanek, SAP Business Developemtn CEMEA, Red Hat; Diego Barbisan, Senior Vice President, GPA Group
Discover how you can go from digital transformation to an Intelligent Enterprise with automated processes and integrated data for business analytics supporting better business decisions. Hear from our experienced partner GPA Group on how customers mastered their journey around the SAP S/4HANA migration successfully, and used tools to automate their business and infrastructure processes while integrating data for analytics.
Erik Jacobs, Senior Manager, Technical Marketing, Red Hat and Chris Krueger, Principal Product Guidance, Red Hat
Security and compliance are critical considerations when handling sensitive data. But how do security and compliance change when applications can run anywhere? How do you adapt to regulatory and compliance frameworks in a containerized hybrid cloud environment?
Join experts from Red Hat and Coalfire for a discussion about how development, operations, and security teams can meet security and compliance requirements even with the rapid shift to hybrid cloud environments.
As organizations navigate new challenges in an ever-changing enterprise ecosystem, IT automation has become an imperative boardroom conversation. IT executives need tools that do more than facilitate short-term transformation. They need a long-term strategy—and a true automation platform—that contributes to the organization’s overall digital transformation.
Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform allows organizations to do more with less while scaling their infrastructure. During this session, we’ll explore an IT executive’s role in successfully adopting and growing an automation solution, connecting technology, processes, and teams to deliver more business value.
In this webinar, we’ll cover:
How to use automation to support long-term transformation.
How to identify barriers and keys to success.
How to champion an enterprise automation rollout rather than sponsoring one.
Marc Petrivelli, Automation Managing Architect, Red Hat Consulting Automation Practice, Red Hat
Kaete Piccirilli, Director, Ansible Automation Product Marketing, Products & Technologies, Red Hat
Will Bratton, Microsoft, Pankaj Meshram; SAP on Azure; and Pras Abey, Red Hat
As enterprises move to SAP S/4HANA while also shifting to Microsoft Azure, automation is essential to realize the benefits of both platforms. Red Hat and Microsoft will showcase the joint SAP on Azure automation proposition that completely automates SAP deployment and operations on Azure using Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. With this end-to-end automation solution, customers can maximize the performance of their SAP investment on Azure while drastically reducing operational costs. This automation solution will also cut deployment time of your SAP system from days to a few hours.
Join our speakers:
Will Bratton, Head of Azure Global SAP, Engineering Team (Azure CAT), Microsoft
Pankaj Meshram, Cloud Solution Architect - SAP on Azure, Microsoft UK
Pras Abey, SAP Business Development UKI & Nordics, Red Hat
Matthew Fernandez, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat
ServiceNow is the industry standard for IT service management. Ansible is the lingua franca of IT automation. With the release of the ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) content collection and Ansible spoke integration, we are able to build processes within ServiceNow that use Ansible to orchestrate state. In this demonstration, we’ll illustrate the benefits of self-service IT automation to provision cross-cloud resources as easily as online shopping while adhering to the processes and approvals necessary in a modern IT organization.
Red Hat® OpenShift® 4 represents a significant architectural change from Red Hat OpenShift 3 offering significant benefits to those who migrate from version 3 to 4. Some migrations are trivial and some are complex or complicated. Every organization, IT infrastructure, OpenShift cluster, and application is different. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach or ""one true path"" to migration. But, there are aspects common to every migration that are worth understanding.
In this webinar, our OpenShift experts will discuss:
• The significant changes and opportunities that Red Hat OpenShift 4 brings
• Modern approaches to application delivery
• New microservice capabilities
• Application functionality as a service
• Managing infrastructure as code
• Thoughts to consider before pursuing a migration
Join us to find out how Red Hat OpenShift 4 can help you and how to best migrate to it from Red Hat OpenShift 3. *This event was previously hosted live on July 20, 2021, thus there is a recorded Q&A section from the live event.
Chris Peters, Container Application & Development Architect, Red Hat Consulting
Joe D’Andrea, Cloud Architect, Solutions and Technology Practice, Red Hat
Steven Boyd, Associate Solution Architect, Red Hat
We will focus on conversion and migration from CentOS 7 to RHEL 7, using Convert2RHEL, Red Hat Satellite, and Ansible Automation Platform. While this will be done on a few systems, it can be scaled up to any number of physical, virtual, or cloud hosts using content repositories provided by Satellite.
"Gordon Haff, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat and Irshad Raihan, Director, Product Marketing - Technical, Red Hat
Watch Gordon Haff, Technology Evangelist at Red Hat, talk with our experts about the IT challenges and possibilities they hear most from customers. In this video, Irshad Raihan discusses data.
Modern data services must still address the fundamental issues of volume, variety, and velocity, but their role in the organization is changing. Learn why you should think of them like the glue between business stakeholders and infrastructure along the entire data pipeline.
Lucy Kerner, Security Global Strategy and Evangelism Director, Red Hat
Security teams are increasingly finding it challenging to keep up with the changing risks, compliance requirements, tools, and architectural changes introduced by new technologies - such as containers, kubernetes, software-defined infrastructure, and cloud technologies. As traditional infrastructure evolves to a mix of bare metal, virtual, cloud, and container environments, how do you approach security, governance, compliance and reduce risk amid this growing complexity?
Traditional perimeter-based network security does not work in this new world of containers and hybrid cloud. Security teams must rethink their approach to security in this new world with automation and DevSecOps, where security is built-in, continuously addressed, and continuously monitored across the entire application lifecycle, infrastructure lifecycle, and supply chain.
In this keynote, we'll discuss some prescriptive steps you can take to tackle security successfully in this new environment and how Red Hat can help.
Elizabeth Lindsey, CEO of Byte Back + Adam Clater, Chief Architect, Red Hat
The Red Hat® Coffee Hour series was a previously recorded bi-weekly videocast featuring luminaries from technology, society and the world of STEM. Topics for discussion will include governmental and societal impacts of technology, open source in Sci/Tech/Med., as well as the role of technology and work/life balance.
Elizabeth Lindsey is the CEO of “ByteBack”, a non-profit organization focused on bringing Information Technology training and education to underserved communities, in order to help propel them into sustainable careers that will benefit themselves and their communities for years to come. Adam Clater, Chief Architect at Red Hat and Lindsey will talk about the mission of Byte Back as well as the enduring impact that helping individuals achieve industry recognized IT certifications has on their lives and communities.
Gerald Dykeman, Staff Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat
One of Ansible's strengths is its ability to gather state information from remote devices. However, depending on the platform, the data gathered may be text-based rather than structured. In this talk, we’ll take a look at the Ansible Utils collection for gathering structured data from remote devices and see how we can use that information to ensure compliant states.
Hayley Wienszczak, Leonard Bodmer, Allan Coulter, Dr. Felix Diepenbrock, & Dr. Christoph Baeck
The road to Intelligent Enterprise means change and innovation. Moving toward to this goal is only possible through simplification and cloud native innovation. With ERP as a cornerstone of the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP, Red Hat, and its partners will help you on your journey.
Join roundtable delegates who will discuss the challenges, solutions and their experiences in implementing the intelligent enterprise and SAP infrastructure.
- Hayley Wienszczak, Red Hat
- Leonard Bodmer, Red Hat
- Allan Coulter, IBM
- Dr. Felix Diepenbrock, SAP
- Dr. Christoph Baeck, Hilti Group
Watch Gordon Haff, Technology Evangelist at Red Hat, talk with our experts about the IT challenges and possibilities they hear most from customers. In this video, Lucy Kerner discusses the importance of a holistic security strategy.
It’s the open source question on everyone’s mind: is open code secure? Learn how security has changed in the era of cloud computing, and how it’s shaped a new role for open source in many organizations.
Gordon Haff, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Lucy Kerner, Director, Security Global Strategy and Evangelism, Red Hat
As an IT Operations leader, do you find yourself thinking, “How can I plan for future IT needs when I struggle to manage today’s business demands?” Optimizing your IT infrastructure for business agility is more attainable than you think. Hear how customers—working with Red Hat—extended their environment to the infrastructure edge, deployed self-contained applications using container technology, and improved performance and increased security through real-time analytics.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about:
* Extending to the infrastructure edge with Red HatⓇ Enterprise LinuxⓇ for edge computing.
* Easily updating or rolling back applications using Podman container technologies.
* Improving performance and increasing security through real-time analytics with Red Hat Insights.
Siddharth Nagar, Product Manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat
Randy Hilderbrandt, Global Portfolio Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat
Damien Eversmann, Delivery Strategist for Higher Education, Red Hat
Automation isn’t out to take your job… or anyone else’s for that matter. It’s also not a tool reserved for the IT elites and other geniuses in our field. Automation is about helping everyone do their jobs more effectively and efficiently by removing the toil and drudgery of monotonous, day-to-day tasks and empowering employees to focus on more challenging and rewarding tasks. It also removes the error-prone nature of repetitive tasks often found in IT. What’s more, enterprise automation sets its sights higher. It’s about helping the enterprise function in a more orderly and streamlined fashion. Enterprise automation can connect silos and bridge organizations. In the end, automation benefits dummies to geniuses, entry-levels to old pros, admins to architects, and everyone in between. In this talk, we’ll focus on how a strategy and culture of enterprise automation supported with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can lead to faster, more reliable outcomes in IT while fostering greater employee satisfaction and cross-team collaboration.
Kyle Rafaels, Consultant, Red Hat; Ethan Smith, Senior Consultant, Red Hat
How many hours are being wasted in the AWS console, provisioning your VMs again and again? Did that last one get done right? Does Kyle provision the same way as Ethan? With the increased demand to deploy applications quickly and respond to customer demands, there is an overwhelming need to manage and deploy infrastructure in a quick and consistent fashion.
In this talk, we’ll discuss how engineers can use Ansible to build infrastructure and automate general maintenance and Day 2 operations traditionally performed manually. Reflecting on our experiences in deploying a customer environment of ~500 cloud instances in a fully automated fashion, we’ll discuss our solutions for deploying and testing the latest commits of middleware applications, patching systems, managing DNS and authentication—all without visiting the AWS console.
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