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Red Hat, Inc. Announce FICO to Built and Rapidly Scale the FICO Analytic Cloud on OpenShift Enterprise
Oct 22 14
Red Hat, Inc. announced that FICO, has built and rapidly scaled the FICO Analytic Cloud on OpenShift Enterprise, Red Hat's private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. The FICO Analytic Cloud gives application developers, business users and FICO partners around the world one-stop access to FICO's best-in-class analytics and decision management tools and technology, including SaaS (software-as-a-service) applications for social and mobile customer engagement, targeted marketing campaign development, delinquent account management and instant credit decisioning. With OpenShift Enterprise's development, testing, and hosting environment, FICO can easily build analytic applications and run them in the cloud architecture, reducing the time to value by up to 70%.
Sky News Streamlines Content Delivery with Red Hat, Inc.'s Enterprise Virtualization and Satellite
Oct 15 14
Red Hat, Inc. announced that Sky News, has increased the scalability and resiliency of their centralized platform operations by deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Satellite in two data centers. Sky News' television platform alone reaches an audience of 107 million viewers in 118 countries. Renowned for the speed of its coverage and flexibility of reporting news live, the Sky News team decided to upgrade their IT infrastructure to deliver news consistently and quickly across multiple platforms. Broadcasting, publishing and real-time news had originally been delivered from a centralized platform, Sky News team decided to upgrade their IT infrastructure to deliver news consistently and quickly across multiple platforms, rebuilding the system as a virtualized environment that would enable better scalability, flexibility and resiliency for IT administrators and users. In May 2012, Sky News deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to run across two of their data centers, paired with Red Hat Satellite for systems management.
Red Hat, Inc. Release New Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Platform
Oct 14 14
Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, the latest version of the company's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform. Nearly four years since the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 in 2010, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 provides a stable and secure foundation that enables organizations to tailor their infrastructure for the business needs while remaining flexible enough to prepare for the challenges. This flexibility enables enterprises to confidently build, deploy and manage large, complex IT projects across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The new features and capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 are centered on three critical areas for enterprise IT: Performance, System Administration and Virtualization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 improves its functionality as a virtual guest by including several enhancements to improve the overall virtual guest experience. Support for a host to feed randomness to a virtual machine increases security for cryptographic applications while multi-queue performance improvements boost guest network and storage throughput when running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 host.
Red Hat Seeks Acquisitions
Oct 7 14
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) completed its previously announced offering of $700.0 million. Red Hat intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering for working capital and other general corporate purposes, which may include capital expenditures, potential acquisitions or strategic transactions.
Red Hat, Inc. Announces the Availability of the Major Release of Red Hat Storage Server
Oct 2 14
Red Hat, Inc. announced the availability of the newest major release of Red Hat Storage Server, an open software-defined storage solution for scale-out file storage. The advanced capabilities in Red Hat Storage 3 are well-suited for data-intensive enterprise workloads including big data, operational analytics and enterprise file sharing and collaboration. With its proven and validated workload solutions, Red Hat Storage Server 3 enables enterprises to curate enterprise data to increase responsiveness, control costs and improve operational efficiency. Based on open source GlusterFS 3.6 file system and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Red Hat Storage Server 3 is designed to easily scale to support petabytes of data and offer granular control of storage environment while lowering the overall cost of storage. New capabilities of Red Hat Storage Server 3 include increased scale and capacity by more than three times with support for up to 60 drives per server, up from 36, and 128 servers per cluster, up from 64, providing a usable capacity of up to 19 petabytes per cluster, improved data protection and operational control of storage clusters, including: volume snapshots for point-in-time copy of critical data, and comprehensive monitoring of the storage cluster using open, industry standard frameworks, such as Nagios and SNMP, easy integration with emerging big data analytics environments with support for a Hadoop File System Plug-In that enables running ApacheTM Hadoop(R) workloads on the storage server, as well as tight integration with Apache Ambari for management and monitoring of Hadoop and underlying storage, more hardware choice and flexibility, including support for SSD for low latency workloads, and a significantly expanded hardware compatibility list (HCL) for greater choice in hardware platforms, rapid deployment with RPM-based distribution option offering maximum deployment flexibility to existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux users. Customers can now easily add Red Hat Storage Server to existing pre-installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments. Red Hat Storage Server 3 has significant ecosystem support from its technology partners including Cisco and HP together with integration partners including International Integrated Solutions Ltd., and Function1 to ease enterprise deployment.