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When we began contributing to the Kubernetes project at its inception in 2014, we believed the technology would be the future of cloud-native IT

"But at that time, I don't think we realized just how impactful Kubernetes would be. Fast forward six years, and we have seen broad Kubernetes adoption and Red Hat OpenShift has become the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes solution. Today, we're excited to announce the next step in our journey with Kubernetes through the acquisition of StackRox. I'd like to share some of my thoughts on the exciting opportunities Red Hat can explore after the acquisition closes.

By bringing StackRox's powerful Kubernetes-native security capabilities to OpenShift, we are reinforcing our commitment to deliver a holistic open hybrid cloud platform. We want to enable users to build, deploy and more securely run applications across every IT footprint..."


Friday Five - January 8, 2021
Red Hat News, January 8th, 2021
The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.

  • Red Hat announces its intent to acquire StackRox
  • How Red Hat is extending Kubernetes-native security across the open hybrid cloud with StackRox
  • Thrive Global - Reinventing 1:1s in a time of disruption
  • Silicon Republic - How a DevOps culture can make the hybrid cloud work
  • JAXenter - Modernizing application development with serverless and Quarkus

Read on for details.


This post is the extension of the previous post, which talks about how to automate SAP HANA Scale-Up System Replication deployments on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

"This time, we will further automate the process using RHEL System Roles for SAP and Image Builder, and introduce the Red Hat High Availability solutions for managing SAP HANA System Replication.

RHEL System Roles for SAP as part of RHEL for SAP Solutions is fully supported. It consists of three system roles, which are included in the RHEL for SAP Solutions repositories.

The system role sap-preconfigure configures a system for SAP to be installed. It includes adding packages, configuring DNS, configuring SELinux, and more. The system role sap-hana-preconfigure can apply changes to prepare the system prior to SAP HANA being installed. It is intended to be run after the SAP pre-configure role and includes elements such as setting the sap-hana tuned profile. And, system role sap-netweaver-preconfigure configures a system for SAP Netweaver to be installed. Includes validating the machine and configuring the sap-netweaver tuned profile..."


Porsche Informatik recently deployed Red Hat OpenShift to speed application development and delivery and stay competitive in a fast-paced global market

This month, we're highlighting not just this automotive industry success story, but also customers in the public sector and banking industry that have gained efficiencies by deploying Red Hat OpenShift and adopted a more agile, collaborative DevOps approach along the way.

"Kubernetes has become the de facto standard for Linux container development, making Red Hat OpenShift the clear choice in container technology for us," said Michael Hinterland, Team Lead, ICS Cloud & Automation and ICS System and Middleware, Porsche Informatik.


FAQ: Red Hat To Acquire StackRox
Red Hat News, January 7th, 2021
On January 7, 2021, Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire StackRox. The acquisition is subject to certain customary closing conditions

Q. What is StackRox?

StackRox offers the industry's first Kubernetes-native security platform which protects cloud-native apps across the full lifecycle - build, deploy, and runtime. By using a Kubernetes-native architecture, organizations can more easily control and enforce policies, using the same declarative approach as Kubernetes to scale their applications while still maintaining their necessary security posture.

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