2022 Red Hat's Summit Announced Changes to Edge Strategy, Linux Admin Skill Gaps, and Hardware and Software Modernization

The 2022 Red Hat Summit was held on May 10-11 and covered a number of customer, partner, and industry expert approaches in open source technology delivery.

Red Hat has seen a lot of growth and market share when it comes to enterprise Linux. The innovation demonstrated at Red Hat Summit 2022 shows continued growth, not just when it comes to the OS, but also in ways that address organizational challenges such as skills gaps, edge growth, and modernization across the ecosystem.

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My full coverage of 2022 Red Hat Summit can be found in my TechTarget article titled "Key takeaways from Red Hat Summit 2022."

Key Product Takeaways

Here are the key highlights from the suite of products Red Hat showcased at the event:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9
  • RHEL 9 edge capabilities
  • RHEL 9 security
  • Automation with RHEL 9
  • Red Hat OpenShift Updates
  • Ansible update and validate patterns
  • Automotive OS and partnership

The Conversation around the IT Skills Gap

Organizations are challenged by limited availability of Linux admins. One efficient way to address this is for organizations to provide consistency and unify their environment. Using tooling and automation like Ansible helps companies get the most of their Linux talent. OpenShift and automation can be used across a web console and with other hardware and software.

Managed services should also be considered. Steph Bacon, senior director of portfolio strategy at Red Hat, shared some insights about how Red Hat-managed services also play a key role in customer success. This is another area where organizations can use a managed service approach to offset the skills gap challenges.

And Other Red Hat News

Future RHEL 10 and CentOS Stream releases were also discussed. When RHEL was first created, Fedora was a sandbox, RHEL was for the enterprise, and CentOS was meant to provide insights for the RHEL release. Now CentOS Stream provides the upstream version of RHEL as it is being created. CentOS Stream can be considered the new sandbox for enterprise RHEL.

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Topics: IT Infrastructure Converged Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Modernization