Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I've Moved!

I have started a new blog,  I won't be posting here anymore.  Please check out my new blog!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Welcome Makara!

Today, we announced that Red Hat has acquired Makara.  This acquisition is going to accelerate significantly Red Hat's offerings around Platform as a Service.  Makara includes many capabilities like auto-scaling, fantastic monitoring, and self-service portals for Java and LAMP applications in the cloud.

Combined with Red Hat's Cloud Foundations offerings as well as JBoss and Red Hat middleware platforms, we will be able to deliver the leading PaaS offering with:

  • Support for your choice of programming model and language, from full JEE to Spring to Ruby to LAMP and not just a proprietary or restricted API.  This means you can run the broadest set of applications with the benefits of PaaS--including existing applications
  • Support for your choice of cloud--whether private or hybrid or public

Red Hat PaaS With Your Choice of Programming Model and Your Choice of Cloud
If you'd like to learn more about Makara's capabilities, you can try them out for free online.

Welcome aboard, Makara, and I look forward to working together!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

MRG 1.3 is Released

I'm pleased to announce the release of Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.3.  MRG 1.3 is a significant update that features many new enhancements, including:


MRG 1.3 offers updated clients with improved performance, new protocol version independent C++ and Python clients, Windows C++ client and additional QMF APIs.  Clustering enhancements include durable stores to provide optimized performance in clustered environments and stability improvements.

The update also enables MRG Messaging to be recognized as a supported messaging transport for JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, and offers security improvements such as SASL support for Python, including Kerberos support.

With MRG 1.3, Realtime will move to a 2.6.33-based kernel, and will include the new Performance Counter subsystem in the kernel and the new associated perf performance tool to enable greater performance capabilities for customers.  The update also features new hardware enablement and certifications, which will incorporate a MRG Realtime hardware certification program that is expected to be introduced shortly for 1.3.

MRG Grid is a key component of Red Hat's Cloud Foundations and also for HPC markets.  The release includes new user tools, Windows Execute Node support, enhanced workflow management, resource restriction capabilities, update configuration management and new admin tools.  With these updates, customers will gain the ability to scale to tens of thousands of devices, be able to provision virtual machines, centralize configuration and management and utilize cloud spill-over capabilities.

For additional information on MRG 1.3, see the official release announcement.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Red Hat Cloud Updates

Red Hat made a number of cloud announcements today:

Additionally, I participated in a webcast where we outlined details around these announcements and our strategy.  You can view a replay of the webcast if you missed it live.

Finally, if you'd like additional information on Red Hat's cloud solutions, check out Cloud Foundations and information on the Portable Cloud.  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Red Hat Enterprise MRG and Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GigE NICs Achieve New Performance Levels for Messaging, Realtime and Grid Applications

Red Hat and Mellanox announced today results from work that we've been doing together to enable RDMA over Ethernet with Red Hat Enterprise MRG Messaging on top of Mellanox's ConnectX-2 cards:

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX; TASE: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise MRG with the open Advanced Messaging Queuing Protocol (AMQP) standard and Red Hat Enterprise Linux achieved Ethernet-based data center fabric performance, delivering a 42 percent reduction in latency using Mellanox ConnectX-2 with RDMA over Ethernet (RoE), with throughputs up to 1.2 million acknowledged messages per second, with latencies in the 10 microseconds range in tests conducted by Red Hat.

We'll also be presenting details of these results at the Red Hat Summit this week in the sessions:

Additionally, Mellanox will be highlighting these results this week at their booth at SIFMA.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Red Hat Summit 2010 This Week

The Red Hat Summit is taking place this week in my hometown of Boston.  The conference kicks off tomorrow, and I'll be presenting three sessions there:

I'll also be meeting customers and partners at our Systems Management VIP lounge and other events.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at the Summit this week!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Condor Week 2010 Presentations

This week is Condor Week, and this is always a big event for the Condor project, from which we build MRG Grid.  Red Hat has a strong partnership with the University of Wisconsin, and we are happy to participate in this year's event with two presentations today.

In case you're not able to attend the sessions in person, here are links to them: