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Red Hat outlines roadmap for RHEL 5.4
Red Hat Vice President Tim Burke says that with the release of RHEL 5.4, the RHEL roadmap will focus on large-scale virtualization and management features.
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DreamWorks uses Red Hat cloud to cut filmmaking costs
DreamWorks used cloud computing, specifically a Red Hat Linux-based cloud, to create and process huge amounts of data on their movie Monsters vs Aliens. The result was faster and more cost-effective film production.

Summit workshop gives Red Hat training feedback
The RHCE and RHCT (Red Hat Certified Engineer and Red Hat Certified Technician) Focus Chat with Randy Russell, Red Hat's director of certification, turned out to be the most dialogue-driven workshop at Red Hat Summit 2009.

Vendors pledge joint support for Cisco's Unified Computing System
Cisco Systems Inc. used Red Hat Summit 2009 to once again push the Cisco Unified Computing System, its all-in-one data center server that runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

NYSE/Euronext powers ahead with Unix-to-Linux migration
NYSE/Euronext is building a trading platform, servicing several large markets and exchanges, to deal with equities, cash, derivatives, futures and commodities. And its foundtation is Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

EnterpriseDB says open source database saves big bucks
Both FTD florists and Sony Online Entertainment have successfully migrated from Oracle to EnterpriseDB's Postgres database systems, displaying that open source databases have come a long way.

Hilti chalks up big savings from Unix to Linux move
Hilti Corp.,a $4.4 billion global construction tooling and services company, saved big on time and money by switching from Unix to Red Hat after Hewlett-Packard halted support for its Tru64 servers.

Aussie financial firms dump Unix, Windows for Linux on the mainframe
Red Hat Senior Solutions Architect Andrew Hardy trotted out three case studies in which customers from the finance sector consolidated multiple Unix- and Windows-based systems onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on the IBM System Z mainframe.

Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 with Cobbler engine
Red Hat releases Satellite 5.3 provisioning and management platform with advanced Cobbler engine to speed installs of physical and virtual machines.



Red Hat Summit: A reporter's perspective
Pam Derringer, News Contributor at, talks about the people, products, innovations and workshop ejections that made Red Hat Summit 2009 memorable for her.

What I learned at the Red Hat Summit
Leah Rosin, Site Editor at, discusses her time at Red Hat Summit 2009, including the lack of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization news and Security Blanket, a Linux security product from Trusted Computer Solutions.

Red Hat Summit attendee snapshot
Pam Derringer, News Contributor at, sampled the attendees at Red Hat Summit 2009 and determined that knowledge and networking were two of the key elements drawing people to the conference.


This was last published in September 2009

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