100 % agree of what Lisa Davis, CIO of Georgetown University, explains in the following video about how the role of the CIO is changing.

I take this opportunity to propose you the following thing :

If you are a CIO/CEO of a small/medium/large company based in Belgium or in Luxembourg and are interested to better understand Open source and why it is going to change the business, “YOUR BUSINESS” then feel from to contact me via my LinkedIn Profile[1]

On my side, I would be really interested to better understand your needs, constraints and challenges.

OK, this true that I work for Red Hat[2] but I can guaranty you we will have an objective and neutral conversation.

We will only talk about technology,  Open Source and what you bring to drive your business forward

[1] https://be.linkedin.com/in/fhornain

[2] http://www.redhat.com/en

Kind Regards




Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta


What can you expect from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta?[1]

Specifically Designed to Run Containers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta provides a streamlined host platform that is optimized to run application containers. The software components included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta, as well as the default system tunings, have been designed to enhance the performance, scalability and security of containers, giving you the optimal platform on which to deploy and run application containers.

The Confidence of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, enabling Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta to deliver open source innovation built on the stability and maturity of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It also means that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta inherits the hardware certifications of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, giving you a vast choice of certified hardware partners.

Atomic Updating and Rollback
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta features a new update mechanism that operates in an image-like fashion. Based on rpm-ostree, updates are composed into “atomic” trees, which can be downloaded and deployed in a single step. The previous version of the operating system is retained, enabling you to easily rollback to an earlier state. This simplified upgrade and rollback capability reduces the time you spend “keeping the lights on.”

Container Orchestration
Through our collaboration with Google, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta includes Kubernetes, a framework for managing clusters of containers. Kubernetes helps with horizontal scaling of multi-container deployments across a container host, and interconnecting multiple layers of the application stacks. This enables you to orchestrate services running in multiple containers into unified, large-scale business applications.

Secure Host by Default
Security is paramount when it comes to running applications. Containers alone do not contain, but you can more effectively isolate vulnerable containers with a secure host like Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta that implements a secure environment by default. First, applications are only run within containers, not directly on the host, creating a clear security boundary. Each container is then confined using a combination of SELinux in enforcing mode, control groups, and kernel namespaces. These technologies prevent a compromised container from affecting other containers or the host and are the same proven technologies that have been delivering military-grade security to Red Hat customers for more than 10 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Container Images and Building Containers
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta provides all of the required tools to build and run container images based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 container images as well as the docker services. This means that applications that run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 can be deployed in a container on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta, opening access to a vast ecosystem of certified applications. Additionally, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta users will have access to the full breadth of their Red Hat subscriptions inside these containers, including the the popular programming language stacks and development tools delivered through Red Hat Software Collections..

Deploy Across the Open Hybrid Cloud
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host Beta extends container portability across the open hybrid cloud by enabling deployment on physical hardware; certified hypervisors, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and VMware vSphere; private clouds such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform; and Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Platform public clouds. This ability to “deploy anywhere, deploy everywhere” enables you to choose the best platform for your container infrastructure.

RHEL 7 AH Beta is available here [2]

[1] http://www.redhat.com/en/about/blog/small-footprint-big-impact-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-atomic-host-beta-now-available

[2] https://access.redhat.com/products/red-hat-enterprise-linux

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If you are wondering why you should adopt Open Source…..

If the video is not visible, then you can see it at the following URL : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FszWXy-eoI




Dear *,

Following requests from the Fedora community, you will find a presentation on Fedora FOSDEM’10 wiki page explaining the requirements , assumptions, constraints and Business case for the Fedora@FOSDEM’10 project.

For the moment, it is still a DRAFT. So if you have comments, feel free to tell me.

Thanks for reading and you help.

greenopensource2Finally, we did it. www.greenopensource.org is born.

Following an inquiry from the physician Alex Wissner Gross from Harvard University which told that web surfing emits between 0,02g and 0,2g of Co2 – And this is just one example of Co2 emissions due to the Information Technology. – , we decided to create www.greenopensource.org. Our primary goals is to find IT green oriented open source solutions and publish them via this web site in order to reduce these emissions.

if you are interested to join us or make a donation. Feel free to contact us.

JBoss/Fedora Belgium

June 18, 2009

jbosscorp_logo Today, I met one of the Belgian Jboss User Group responsible, we tallked quite a lot – JBoss/Red Hat/Fedora integrations, Events, Working Together, etc… –

For those who ask me the question- Kris B. -, the next JBoss event in Belgium – JBoss Summer Talks – is planned on the 9th of July.

There will be two real JBoss representatives.

The first Speaker will be Joram Barrez or Tom Baeyens (whoever wins/loses the fight), which will guide us through the final release of jBPM 4.0. The newest version will be out in the wild for just one week by then, so expect some hot news coming straight from the source. It’ll be a good time to finally see what made it in this release and what they have planned for us later.

Carlo de Wolf, EJB3 Lead Developer at JBoss, will give us a first-class overview of the benefits of EJB3 in his presentation “Why use Spring? Tip the scales using EJB3”.

Galder Zamarreño from JBoss will give an introduction to Infinispan. This brief talk focuses on introducing the audience to Infinispan, the new  extremely scalable and highly available open source data grid platform. Offering  a JSR-107 compatible Cache interface, Infinispan uses data distribution  mechanism to provide extreme scalability levels. Based on a fast and lightweight core, it can also offer high availability via making replicas of state across a network as well as optionally persisting state to configurable cache stores. The talk will finish with a quick 5 minute GUI demo of Infinispan’s data distribution capabilities.

The event location is at Capgemini. They are located in Diegem, Bessenveldstraat 19, which is between Brussels and the National Airport. The event starts at 18h00 and will finish with some drinks at 20h00.

For more details, please go to http://jbug.be

In addition, I will also be there…. Just kidding 🙂

Europe and Open Source

April 27, 2009


Following OSSI, these are the first ten open source software hotspots countries :

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Germany
  4. Australia
  5. Finland
  6. United Kingdom
  7. Norway
  8. Estonia
  9. United States of America
  10. Denmark

Gosh, eight countries on ten are European one. Definitively, the places to live ! 😉

BTW, Beligum is #17.

Not so bad after all and “Vive la France !”

Related documentation :

OSSI Index Rank

Open Source Map