Storage Tutorial: Big Data Update, Part II 

Continuing the discussion, Brian Chang and Irshad Raihan of Red Hat discuss the challenges of Big Data in today’s marketplace. They examine the barriers to Big Data success and explore Red Hat’s five pillars to open the possibilities of Big Data. Namely that it should be open, agile, enterprise-ready, cloud-ready, and cost-effective. And you’ll hear how these pillars, in combination with Red Hat’s collaborations with leading vendors such as Intel, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Cisco, Dell, SAP, and Splunk, create a powerfully effective combination focused on delivering optimized, holistic, innovative customer solutions that can translate into tangible, long-term benefits.

 

Storage Tutorial: Big Data Update, Part I

Join Brian Chang and Irshad Raihan, both of Red Hat, as they discuss Big Data, from the challenges involved in the capture, manipulation, and use of Big Data – complicated by the multiple persons involved in Big Data, from Data Center Operators to App Developers, all of whom have their own needs and interests – to the lifecycle of Big Data and Red Hat’s commitment to building customer solutions that are open, agile, enterprise-ready, cloud-ready, and cost-effective. Hear how Red Hat not only proactively identifies immediate customer challenges, but also anticipates challenges customers have not yet recognized all with the goal of proactively delivering innovative customer solutions that open the possibilities of Big Data. And learn about the strategic partnerships that Red Hat has invested in to enable the most value to our joint customers.

10 Commands Every Ceph Administrator Should Know

Did you know about the Ceph support Wiki? A wide range of articles and resources await, including this one we’ve included, below. But it’s a wiki, so you get to contribute! Head on over and join us at…

https://wiki.ceph.com/Guides/10_Commands_Every_Ceph_Administrator_Should_Know

…and be part of the conversation.

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How to Combat Cloud Sprawl

According to Irshad Raihan of Red Hat Big Data, “When you’ve got a ton of sensitive data, both enterprise data as well as customer data that’s sitting out there, outside of your organizations boundaries, and you’ve not really got a single security or governance model to govern that data, you’ve got a huge problem.” But how can CIOs manage this growing problem? And how can Red Hat help? Come listen to Brian Chang of Red Hat interview Irshad Raihan as they examine the growing issue of Cloud sprawl.

Storage Tutorial: 2015 Storage Predictions with Neil Levine

We’ve got a new Storage Tutorial, once again featuring predictions from the team here at Red Hat Storage, and this time featuring a newcomer to our video series. Read on for more details about what’s in the video, then keep scrolling to see the video itself!

Context

For OpenStack, 2014 was a year of consolidation. So says Neil Levine, Red Hat director of product management for Ceph. As companies rose up to create solutions for OpenStack, and their solutions saw heavy adoption at enterprises worldwide, larger players – like, say, Red Hat – acquired them to enhance and expand their portfolio of offerings.

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Storage Tutorial: Understanding Splunk Data Flows

In today’s Storage Tutorial, Brian chats with Red Hat’s Paul Cuzner of the storage business unit. Paul has been focused on finding new ideas and strategies where Red Hat Storage can make a difference for customers and, most recently, has spent time working with Splunk. Watch the video below to find out just how Paul and Red Hat work with customers to make the most of Splunk and their storage, but we’ve broken down one salient bit for you right here…keep reading!

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As the NFL Superbowl XLIX nears, we see similarities between sports franchises and businesses

Superbowl XLIX is upon us and, sports fan or not, the excitement is contagious. But as neighbors, friends and family draw their battle lines (and fire up their grills…depending on what part of the USA they are in!) we here at Red Hat couldn’t help but turn our thoughts to something just as big, if not bigger, than this annual tournament of champions.

If you guessed we’re going to talk about big data then, congratulations, you get a cookie. We couldn’t help but see similarities between sports franchises and the enterprise, so we’re going to explore that thought a little more. Read on!

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Storage Tutorial: The Future of Big Data

Welcome to 2015 and the exciting world of storage and Big Data! Want to know what the new year holds for Big Data?

Check out this storage tutorial with Red Hat’s Brian Chang chatting with Greg Kleiman, (Director, Big Data, Red Hat) and Irshad Raihan (Big Data Product Marketing, also at Red Hat) who give their storage predictions for 2015.

In the video the group discusses the importance of enterprise data scientists and their role in helping enterprises succeed both in their current business model while also opening new business opportunities. They talk about how to capture, cultivate, and manage Big Data, especially the new challenge of doing so in real time. They look at monetizing data not only in data-based businesses but spreading into more traditional industries such as the car industry. And, last but not least, they discuss how to translate Big Data into a viable and easily accessible revenue stream.

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Storage Tutorial: 2015 IT Predictions with Ceph

Please note: Inktank Ceph has a new name: Red Hat Ceph Storage. Learn more about it, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, here: http://red.ht/1Hw7gYb

Back in April 2014, Red Hat acquired Ceph provider Inktank. Now that the team is a part of Red Hat, we get to pick their brains for thoughts on 2015! To that end, Storage Tutorial Mastermind (and brand manager) Brian Chang sat down with Ross Turk, product marketing manager for Red Hat Storage, Danielle Womboldt, director of marketing for Ceph, and Patrick “Scuttlemonkey” McGarry, community manager for Ceph for their predictions. We’re summarizing it a bit here, but for the entire conversation check out the video below!

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GlusterFS 4.0: bold new release

gluster

Questions about the GlusterFS 4.0 release? Then this is the video for you. Brian Chang, of Red Hat, interviews Jeff Darcy, Red Hat Principle Software Engineer and GlusterFS Architect to get the inside take on the newest GlusterFS.

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Fantasy Football proves Big Data is for Everyone

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an organization formed around enabling the white collar set to fulfill their dream of becoming the general manager of an imaginary sports franchise, estimates that there are 41.5 million people playing fantasy sports in North America.

If you don’t know much about fantasy sports, fear not – we’ll break it down for you. But, more importantly, we’re going to talk about how fantasy sports are an analogy for why big data impacts us all…and why.

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Whiteboarded: How Red Hat delivers on Big Data

In the below explainer video, Red Hat’s Irshad Raihan explains how Red Hat can connect businesses to big data and help drive results. Check it out below but, if you want a taste of what to expect, read on!

Trends and buckets

Irshad points out three key trends he’s seeing in enterprise IT: Big data, cloud, and open source. These trends are technologies that Red Hat offers leading tools for.

Irshad goes on to explain that big data comes in two buckets; infrastructure, which must be reliable, secure, and scalable to support big data workloads; and a data & analytics layer, which is where data is ingested, enriched, and processed.

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