Red Hat: “Open Source Opens the Door for Ideas to be Realised”.

During the Red Hat Summit Connect, held this week in Madrid, the open source company shows how to innovate in an increasingly hybrid ICT world.

More than 500 people gathered this week at the Red Hat Summit Connect conference, held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

The world’s leading open source company, Red Hat, has once again shown how this initiative and the technology community are capable of breaking down the barriers that exist in terms of innovation, which “opens the doors for ideas to be realised”, as Julia Bernal, Red Hat’s country manager for Spain and Portugal, said during the meeting.

This is because innovation is key in the hybrid world in which we are immersed and the engine that drives the economy. The open-source model opens those doors thanks to the collaboration and effort of the developer community, something that allows CIOs of organisations to create platforms and solutions without having to start from scratch.

During the lock-in, Bernal continued, the 280,000 contributors in the Open Source community generated 29 million lines of code, which are available for use along with the other creations to date. This is an even higher rate than was typical until the pandemic, highlighting the importance of this type of resource in the hybrid cloud computing model.

Julia Bernal, Red Hat country manager for Spain and Portugal, during the press conference with the media.

This period has seen an explosion in the deployment of devices at the edge of networks, which is generating an incalculable volume of data. And open source is moving to the edge to meet the needs of organisations to manage all that information so that it can generate business value.

“The technology that is being used at the edge of networks is similar to what is already running in data centres thanks to open source,” she said at a press conference at Red Hat Summit Connect.

Indeed, edge computing is one of Red Hat’s big bets through platforms such as Red Hat Ansible Automation, which allows applications and workloads to be easily managed and ported from one place to another. In this way, resources can be deployed at the edge in much the same way as they are deployed in data centres and hybrid cloud. And this makes it much easier for IT managers to respond to business needs.

It doesn’t matter where the workloads are running. Red Hat ensures the same standards of quality and security because, for some time, “the company has had a series of tools that verify the identity of the code that companies and contributors have created”, an issue that Bernal emphasised.

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In this sense, Red Hat’s partners play a very important role in deploying these solutions and adapting them to customers, thus providing significant value as part of the open-source ecosystem.

During the day, the company reviewed the major announcements made at its recent world congress in Boston, USA. These included managed cloud services, improved automation and process management, hybrid cloud, edge computing and security, many of which have already been discussed at Silicon in recent weeks.