Red Hat Summit to address open hybrid cloud ecosystem

Recently, Red Hat President and CEO Paul Cormier spoke at length about the CIO paradox. On the one hand, they are expected to keep up with the latest technology trends, but that is another matter when it comes to evaluating and implementing technologies for their organizations.

Although trends change every year, most technologies are used for many years once implemented and often serve as the basis for the adoption of new technologies.

This means that a decision made today has the potential to influence the longer-term future of an organization as it impacts its business agility and how it responds to changes in the market.

It is therefore important to assess whether these new products and services work with your current technology stack to avoid any business disruption.

The 2022 Red Hat Global Tech Outlook report, the annual survey of IT leaders and decision makers on their digital transformation progress, highlights that customers are even more focused on digital transformation efforts in the wake of COVID -19, with 67% of respondents in the transformation, acceleration or leadership phase.

Additionally, of the 36% of respondents in the acceleration phase, half said their digital transformation was a result of the pandemic.

The report also notes that there is pressure on companies to abandon legacy infrastructure as a transformation strategy.

However, this can be costly and unsustainable, as organizations need solutions that meet their existing deployment needs and don’t require them to drastically adjust their operations to use new technologies.

This is where the open hybrid ecosystem comes in.

Sustainability for the future of computing can be found by combining existing systems and technologies such as containers, Kubernetes, cloud services and edge computing, and it is through this combination that innovation has place.

Most, if not all, of the code for these technologies was created by open source communities and, therefore, is available in a range of services and environments.

Additionally, open source provides a mutual industrial language for production applications running in a server room to easily communicate and interact with microservices on the public cloud.

Rapid changes in the business environment have seen every CIO become a cloud operator. This means that now is the time to seize the opportunity to create innovation in the right places.

The transformation should also not be seen as a move away from what is currently available, but simply the translation of this technology into the cloud.

Companies have invested time and resources in software, talent, skills and code to build what they have now and the value of open source is that all of these things can be enhanced through this technology.

Red Hat will share more of this information at its annual flagship event, Red Hat Summit 2022, May 10-11.

This year’s event aims to give organizations the tools to help them define the future of open technology and provide them with the flexibility to choose the topics most relevant to their business needs.

This virtual event is free and will allow Red Hat customers, partners, and associates around the world to share the latest and greatest innovations in enterprise open source. It’s an opportunity to hear about their successes and learn from them. You will also be on the alert when new services and innovations are announced, allowing you to be at the forefront to prepare you to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Registration for Red Hat Summit 2022 is available here. On-demand content will be available after the keynote.

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