Announcement of Craig Faulkner as President of Unilogik Systems Inc.
For Release November 16, 2020

Vancouver— November 16, 2020 — The Board of Unilogik Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Faulkner as President of Unilogik Systems. Craig brings a wealth of experience in the technology space, having served as the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology for Unilogik for the past 11 years.

“Craig’s background in technology, coupled with his outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, will ensure that Unilogik enjoys continued success in its role as Canada’s leader in the Open Source space, and that it is positioned to grow and serve its existing and new customers,” said Vikram Kumar, Managing Director at Unilogik.

Faulkner feels this is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to building the sustainability and growth of Unilogik. “Having worked with our clients, vendor partners and team members for the past 11 years, I am honoured to lead Unilogik in this capacity. I look forward to continuing to build and grow Unilogik and serve our clients and partners.”

Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated price reduction: Price lowered by 75% on average, SLA improved to 99.95%
(October 8, 2020)

Today, Red Hat is further enhancing Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated offerings across public cloud providers with new, reduced pricing and an improved service-level agreement (SLA) to 99.95% availability. As part of this pricing restructure, they are also expanding the machine types supported by Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated to an unlimited set of instances. This helps Red Hat bring Red Hat OpenShift to an even broader set of customer deployment scenarios in the public cloud.

The price reductions come in two forms, one for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated with Customer Cloud Subscription (CCS) in which customers pay a cloud provider directly for the infrastructure OpenShift runs on, and another for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated bundled with Infrastructure, where Red Hat handles both the infrastructure and OpenShift management.
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IBM to Spin Off Legacy IT Business, Pegging Future on Cloud
(October 8, 2020)

(Bloomberg) — International Business Machines Corp. is spinning off a slower-growth business that manages corporate computer systems so it can focus on the boom in demand for cloud services and step up competition with Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

The shift essentially divides IBM into two, splitting its legacy IT-management services from its new hybrid-cloud computing and artificial intelligence unit, which the company hopes will return it to revenue growth — and relevancy. IBM said it aims to complete the transaction as a tax-free spinoff to IBM shareholders by the end of 2021.
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Red Hat Marketplace Aims to Accelerate Open Hybrid Cloud Innovation With Certified Software Solutions Ready to Run on Any Cloud
(September 8, 2020)

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced the general availability of Red Hat Marketplace, a one-stop-shop to find, try, buy, deploy and manage enterprise applications across an organization’s hybrid IT infrastructure, including on-premises and multicloud environments.

A private, personalized marketplace experience is also available with Red Hat Marketplace Select at an additional cost for enterprises that want additional control and governance with curated software for more efficiency and scale that is pre-approved for that particular enterprise.
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Red Hat Brings Virtualization to the Cloud-Native Era with Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift
(September 8, 2020)

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift 4.5, the latest version of the industry’s most comprehensive Kubernetes platform. Red Hat OpenShift 4.5, which includes the general availability of OpenShift Virtualization, is designed to help organizations break down application barriers between traditional and cloud-native infrastructure and extend control over distributed resources.
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Red Hat launches remote testing for certification exams
(September 8, 2020)

Effective immediately, certification candidates hoping to earn one of multiple Red Hat credentials, can schedule and complete a remote certification exam. After launching remote testing with four key credentials — Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration, and Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development — Red Hat has quickly expanded the program and intends to eventually offer most exams remotely.
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Researchers Sound Alarm Over Malicious AWS Community AMIs
(August 21, 2020)

Researchers are sounding the alarm over what they say is a growing threat vector tied to Amazon Web Services and its marketplace of pre-configured virtual servers. The danger, according to researchers with Mitiga, is that threat actors can easily build malware-laced Community Amazon Machine Images (AMI) and make them available to unsuspecting AWS customers.

The threat is not theoretical. On Friday, Mitiga released details of a malicious AMI found in the wild running an infected instance of Windows Server 2008. Researchers said the AMI was removed from a customer’s Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance earlier this month but is still available within Amazon’s Community AMI marketplace.
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Red Hat drops veil on OpenShift 4.5, pushing virtualization and edge use-cases
(August 18, 2020)

Just in time for KubeCon Europe, Red Hat has decided to update its Kubernetes distribution OpenShift to v4.5, pushing three-node clusters and OpenShift Virtualization from preview to general availability.

It also introduces a read-only operator API, a new descheduler strategy, and some service monitoring improvements to the platform.

The latter made their way into OpenShift 4.5 as technology previews, so while they might not be feasible to use in production environments yet, they are well worth a look, just to know what’s coming and maybe help it get finished sooner.
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News from the world of Kubernetes. Rancher bought by Suse and more
(July 09, 2020)

This week’s acquisition of Rancher Labs by the veteran enterprise Linux firm SUSE neatly illustrates the growing momentum of container-based application deployment. It also underlines the importance of Kubernetes as the orchestration tool of choice for managing all those containers.

So, what does this latest move mean for the broader Kubernetes ecosystem? When containers first garnered corporate attention six or seven years ago, Docker and its tools were the centre of attention. But the focus soon shifted to management frameworks capable of automating the deployment and scaling of containers, and Kubernetes, developed by Google from technology used in its cloud platform, quickly won out.
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Former Red Hat, Docker Channel Vet Takes VMware Tanzu Post
(July 07, 2020)

VMware has nabbed former Red Hat and Docker channel sales executive Roger Egan, who is set to drive VMware Tanzu sales in North America.

Egan held various top channel sales roles and executive positions at IBM for more than 15 years before joining Red Hat in 2007. VMware Tanzu competes head-to-head against Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. Tanzu is a portfolio of Kubernetes-based services and VMware Cloud Foundation that incorporates vSphere 7.0, the new rearchitected flagship product with direct integration of the container orchestrator into the vSphere virtualization platform.
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Red Hat upgrades Ansible DevOps and new Certified Ansible Content Collections
(June 24, 2020)

Red Hat’s improved its core Ansible product and made it easier than ever to deploy Ansible-based solutions on multiple clouds.
Thanks to its latest edition, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform with Ansible Tower 3.7 and its new Red Hat Certified Ansible Content Collections, Ansible’s more important than ever.
This release of the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform includes new features and enhancements that help simplify automation for new and experienced users while increasing Ansible’s speed and flexibility.

Red Hat’s latest Ansible Content Collections provides users with the most up-to-date automation content. These bundles of software modules, plugins, roles, and documentation makes it much easier to deploy complex programs with the up-to-date security required for production-ready workloads
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Backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL using Azure Backup
(May 27, 2020)

Starting June 1, 2020, Azure Backup support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), one of the widely used Linux operating systems running SAP HANA, will be available in preview. This preview will be available across all Azure regions except for Germany Northeast, Germany Central, France South, and US Gov IOWA.

Read how you can backup your SAP HANA databases running on RHEL.(Read more)

Red Hat Accelerates Open Hybrid Cloud Technologies to Meet Customer Needs, from Weathering the Storm to Scaling Critical Services
(April 28, 2020)

More than ever before, Red Hat sees a need for IT to evolve to meet rapidly expanding demand for always-on digital services and ever-present connectivity. Nearly every industry, including healthcare, logistics, retail, financial services, government, education and more, is adapting in real-time to meet demand for faster, more widespread access to essential applications and services while maintaining operational stability.

With open source technologies like Linux and Kubernetes, organizations not only have access to innovation that can help them build what’s next and keep them at the forefront of their industries, but also automate, adapt and scale existing operations across IT environments with greater flexibility than proprietary vendors can provide.(Read more)

Unilogik Systems Inc: COVID-19 Information Update
(March 31, 2020)

Amid ongoing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), Unilogik Systems continues to prioritize safety and well-being of its employees, customers, and partners.

We have introduced numerous measures to reduce exposure for our staff and we are committed to provide continuous and proactive high-quality support to our clients.

Our team will work with customers through digital channels (emails, phone calls, virtual meetings) and continue to discuss their potential business concerns.

We have initiated voluntary work from home policy and fully tested its functionality, so we don’t expect any disruption in our services.

In addition, EFT payments are now preferred over check payments. Please provide us with the required form so we could initiate it.

Particularly at this unprecedented time, we thank you for your business and look forward to working together as we navigate through this unusual situation.

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Team Unilogik

VMware Helps Customers to Achieve Digital Transformation Efforts with the vRealize Suite Hybrid Cloud Management Platform
(November 06, 2019)

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced that Ceridian, Etisalat, Porsche Informatik and Yorkshire Water have succeeded in implementing key elements of their respective digital transformation initiatives with the VMware vRealize Suite. The suite delivers a hybrid cloud management platform that delivers infrastructure-as-code and helps IT enable developers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications in any cloud with more secure and consistent operations.(Read more)

Citrix ADC will now be Red Hat Openshift Operator Certified
(August 27, 2019)

Expanding its open-source integration, Citrix Systems is on a roll. It is helping companies leverage a modern innovative cloud environment for various leading providers. This will eventually accelerate its move on the Cloud. With its new announcement on the Red hat Openshift, Operator Certification is on the buzz. Now across all Red Hat platforms, Citrix ADCs will be compatible.(Read more)

With Red Hat, IBM just won a billion dollar AT&T deal
(July 16, 2019)

Just days into Red Hat’s tenure as an IBM company, and the $34 billion marriage is already paying off for Big Blue.
Tuesday, IBM announced a “multi-year strategic alliance” with wireless giant AT&T communications centered on cloud computing.

Via a spokesman, IBM declined to give financial details, but the transaction was described by CNBC as a “multibillion” dollar deal.

In a press release, IBM notes that, as part of the deal, AT&T Business “will utilized Red Hat’s open source platform to manage workloads and applications.”(Read more)

IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud Future
(July 9, 2019)

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat announced today that they have closed the transaction under which IBM acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $34 billion.

The acquisition redefines the cloud market for business. Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are now paired with the unmatched scale and depth of IBM’s innovation and industry expertise, and sales leadership in more than 175 countries. Together, IBM and Red Hat will accelerate innovation by offering a next-generation hybrid multicloud platform. Based on open source technologies, such as Linux and Kubernetes, the platform will allow businesses to securely deploy, run and manage data and applications on-premises and on private and multiple public clouds.

“Businesses are starting the next chapter of their digital reinventions, modernizing infrastructure and moving mission-critical workloads across private clouds and multiple clouds from multiple vendors,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and CEO. “They need open, flexible technology to manage these hybrid multicloud environments. And they need partners they can trust to manage and secure these systems. IBM and Red Hat are uniquely suited to meet these needs. As the leading hybrid cloud provider, we will help clients forge the technology foundations of their business for decades to come.” (Read more)

Company behind Canada’s largest cryptocurrency offering hit by fraud allegations
(April 1, 2019)

What Happened: Court documents allege that money from up to $33 million raised in Canada’s cryptocurrency offering was fraudulently used to finance gambling, the lease of a Lamborghini and the purchase of multimillion-dollar condos.

What it means: Investors lost millions of dollars by investing in a cryptocurrency that court documents say has become virtually worthless.

Canada’s largest initial cryptocurrency offering is at the centre of fraud allegations, with much of the $33 million raised allegedly being used to lease a Lamborghini, buy million-dollar condos and gamble at casinos, according to court documents released after more than a year of investigation into Vancouver-based cryptocurrency company Vanbex by the BC Securities Commission.(Read more)

Microsoft acquires another open-source company, Citus Data
(January 24, 2019)

Microsoft on Thursday said that it’s acquiring Citus Data, a start-up that has commercialized open-source database software called PostgreSQL. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

The deal could help Microsoft make its argument that it supports open-source technologies, particularly in the cloud, while continuing to make money from popular proprietary software like Windows and Office. In the cloud business, Microsoft wants to use openness as a way to pick up business amid competition from Google, market leader Amazon and others. (Read More)

The startup that’s challenging Amazon’s cloud with a controversial new software license is now worth $2.5 billion
(January 23, 2019)

On Wednesday, the streaming data analytics startup Confluent announced it had closed $125 million in new funding — a deal valuing the company at $2.5 billion.

Late last year, Confluent introduced a new software license to take a stand against cloud giants like Amazon taking free software and offering it from their cloud for profit.

That announcement came shortly after Amazon Web Services said it would go head-to-head with Confluent by offering a service based on Apache Kafka — the popular open source. (Read More).