DeveloperToolset

Latest, most stable versions of open source developer tools bridge developer productivity and production stability.

New to Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 are:

  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 4.9.2, the latest stable upstream version of GCC, which provides numerous improvements and bug fixes

  • Eclipse 4.4.2 with support for Java 8 and updated versions of Eclipse CDT (8.6), Eclipse Linux Tools (3.2), Eclipse Mylyn (3.14.2), and Eclipse EGit/JGit (3.6.1)

  • Additional updated packages, including GDB 7.8.2, elfutils 0.161, memstomp 0.1.5, SystemTap 2.6, Valgrind 3.10.1, Dyninst 8.2.1, and ltrace 0.7.91.

As with all versions of Red Hat Developer Toolset, Red Hat Developer Toolset 3.1 allows for the creation of applications compatible with both Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 across physical, virtual and cloud environments, including OpenShift, Red Hat’s award-winning Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering. Additionally, these tools are delivered on a lifecycle separate from that of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, helping developers stay up-to-date with the latest innovations while retaining deployment stability.

Ref

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/218273

http://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-developer-toolset-31-now-available

Kind Regards

Frederic

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As monolithic stacks give way to applications comprised of microservices, a container-based architecture can help enterprises to more fully realize the benefits of this more nimble, composable approach.Based on the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host enables enterprises to embrace a container-based architecture, reaping the benefits of development and deployment flexibility and simplified maintenance,without sacrificing performance, stability, security, or the value of Red Hat’s vast certified ecosystem.

An application architecture based on Linux containers requires not only the tools to build and run containers, but also an underlying foundation that is secure, reliable, and enterprise-grade, with an established lifecycle designed to meet the ongoing requirements of the enterprise over the long term. These requirements include mitigation of security concerns, ongoing product enhancements, proactive diagnostics, and access to support. Red Hat is committed to offering enterprises a complete and integrated container-based infrastructure solution, combining container-based application packaging with robust, optimized infrastructure that will enable easy movement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux-certified applications across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds – all of this with the product and security lifecycle that enterprise customers require. The release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host delivers on Red Hat’s intent to make Linux containers a stable and reliable component of enterprise IT across the open hybrid cloud.

The Enterprise-Ready Container Host

Specifically designed to run Linux containers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host delivers only the operating system components required to run a containerized application, reducing overhead and simplifying maintenance. Because Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, it inherits Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7’s stability and maturity, as well as its vast ecosystem of certified hardware partners.

Security is always a top enterprise priority, but the security properties of containers – including the ability to maintain security across a container’s lifecycle – have raised additional questions. To address container security and lifecycle concerns, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host offers automated security updates on-demand, bringing enterprise customers the support and lifecycle benefits that come with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a reduced image size. From Heartbleed and Shellshock to Ghost and beyond, Red Hat customers receive security notifications and product updates as they are available and also have access to security tools that address container reliability and security. This is a benefit Red Hat uniquely brings to container deployments for enterprise customers.

For building and maintaining container infrastructure, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host provides many benefits, including:

  • Atomic updating and rollback through an image-like update mechanism. An atomic update can be downloaded and deployed in a single step, while the previous version is retained, allowing for easy atomic rollback, if necessary.

  • Container images in docker format can be deployed and run as application containers.

  • Certification and support, along with a chain of trust for containers built using platform images provided by Red Hat, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 and certified containers from Red Hat’s independent software vendor (ISV) partners.

  • Container orchestration at scale through Kubernetes, creating large-scale business applications from discrete services deployed in containers across clusters of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host.

  • Stronger security by default through SELinux, cgroups and kernel namespaces, isolating each container in a multi-container environment.

  • Support for super-privileged containers enables host management applications to access the host and other containers in a secure manner. This specialized container provides users with the means to install third party software and the atomic command inherent to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host makes creating and running super privileged containers dramatically easier.

  • Application portability across the open hybrid cloud by leveraging Red Hat’s vast certified ecosystem, enabling secure, stable container deployments on physical hardware, on certified hypervisors including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, and on certified public cloud services like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

 

Ref :

http://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-launches-red-hat-enterprise-linux-7-atomic-host-advances-linux-containers-enterprise

Kind Regards

Frederic

Red Hat Satellite Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014, Red Hat launched Red Hat® Satellite 6, a new version of its classic Red Hat Enterprise Linux® life-cycle management solution. It includes some of the best in open system-management technology and a flexible architecture to manage scale from bare-metal to virtualized environments, and in public and private clouds.

 

Red Hat® Satellite is a complete cloud system management product that manages the full life cycle of your Red Hat deployments across physical, virtual, and private clouds. Watch this demo to see how Red Hat Satellite delivers system provisioning, configuration management, software management, and subscription management—all while maintaining high scalability and security.

 

Kind Regards

Frederic

Secure Virtualization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the escalating battle against malicious attackers who want to compromise enterprise level systems, you need cost-effective solutions to stop potential threats — both inside and outside the walls of government offices. Red Hat delivers rigorous security controls to prevent unauthorized access to systems and data with Red Hat® Security-Enhanced Linux® (SELinux) and Red Hat sVirt for virtual and cloud environments.

For more information visit: http://www.red.ht/OpenSourceSecurity

[1] http://www.redhat.com/en/insights/security

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Protecting against today’s relentless and adaptive cyber threats requires continuous monitoring of your networks and systems, but providing the investment and support needed for continuous monitoring can strain security budgets already stretched thin.

Red Hat helps address this challenge through centralized security management, configuration scanning, and advanced remediation. With Red Hat’s® continuous monitoring capabilities, you can automatically scan Red Hat technology[1] for security gaps, vulnerabilities, and unauthorized changes in security configurations — and then remediate problems to restore security controls to your established security configuration.
 
 

 
 
For more information visit: http://www.red.ht/OpenSourceSecurity
 
 
BTW, STIG stands for “Security Technical Implementation Guide”.

[1] http://www.open-scap.org/page/Main_Page
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Ref :
 
http://www.redhat.com/en/insights/security
 

Kind Regards
Frederic

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



Kind Regards
Frederic

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Frederic


Dear *,
I am going to do this presentation to one our Belgian customer on the 14th of June 2011.
If your company or you are based in BeNeLux and are interested by this presentation, just let me know and I will try to arrange a Meeting for you.

BR
Frederic 😉

FYI.;)

Ref : http://www.openvirtualizationalliance.org
BR
Frederic