Yan Fisher

Yan Fisher is responsible for Multi-architecture and technical computing Product Marketing at Red Hat. Yan has a deep background in systems design and architecture. He has spent the past 20 years of his career working in the computer and telecommunication industries where he tackled as diverse areas as sales and operations to performance and benchmarking. With a passion for solutions-oriented marketing he is known for bringing a customer-centric perspective into traditional IT discussions and having an eye for innovative approaches that stand out against the competitive landscape.

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Expanding architectural choices to better arm Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers

Expanding architectural choices to better arm Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers

Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to deliver the best possible experience for enterprise system administrators and developers, as well as provide a solid foundation for moving workloads into both public and private clouds. One of the ways to enable such ubiquity is Red Hat’s multi-architecture initiative, which focuses on bringing Red Hat’s software portfolio to different hardware architectures.

Last week, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 went live. It brought forward several improvements relevant to developers and system administrators such as advanced GUI system management via the Cockpit console, which should help new Linux administrators, developers, and Windows users to perform expert tasks without having to get into the command line.

This release also marks a new milestone for Red Hat Enterprise Linux: all supported architectures are now simultaneously enabled. The list of supported architectures includes x86_64, PowerPC Big Endian and Little Endian, s390x, and the more recently introduced 64-bit Arm and IBM POWER9 architectures.

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Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program enables 64-bit ARM platforms

If you are paying close attention to the growing 64-bit ARM ecosystem you may have already seen yesterday’s press release announcing several milestones for the Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program, that was announced in July of last year. While the release talks about the program at a high level, there are several takeaways that may affect the developer community in the near future.

Fundamentally, the ARM Partner Early Access Program was launched to benefit hardware and software vendors that are exploring the 64-bit ARM ecosystem. For hardware vendors, the benefit stems from the development of an open standards-based operating system that is easily consumable by the enterprise end user, driving faster adoption of their technologies. Independent software vendors (ISVs), given sufficient demand, would like to offer software to their customers, regardless of the underlying hardware architecture in their datacenters. Through the ARM Partner Early Access Program, ISVs gain, as the name states, early access to stable and verified hardware and operating system combinations thus creating a potential porting platform for evaluation in response to customer requests to port applications to 64-bit ARM architecture.

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Red Hat Announces ARM Partner Early Access Program

Today Red Hat announced the launch of the Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program (PEAP) to enable partner designs built upon the evolving 64-bit ARM architecture. The program is aimed at silicon vendors, independent hardware vendors (IHVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and original design manufacturers (ODMs), and launches with participation and support from several ARM ecosystem leaders, including AMD, American Megatrends, Inc., AppliedMicro, ARM, Broadcom, Cavium, Dell, HP and Linaro.

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