Converting CentOS Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

With the announcement that the CentOS Project will discontinue updates and releases of CentOS Linux® version 8 on Dec. 31, 2021 and of version 7 on June 30, 2024, many organizations began the process of reevaluating their IT environments and started to plan for a migration.

If your organization needs a production-grade operating system to run critical business systems, migrating to a fully supported Red Hat® Enterprise Linux subscription with a predictable life cycle and extensive partner ecosystem is a straight-forward process that results in a deployment with a similar user experience to that of CentOS Linux. Learn more in this overview.

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State Of Linux in The Public Cloud

More and more workloads are moving to public clouds. When it comes to hybrid cloud success, consistency is key. When an operating environment is flexible, consistent, resilient, and security-focused, the overall application and user environments inherit that consistency. That consistency starts with Linux®. Read this e-book to learn more about the value of Linux for today's business cloud strategy.

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Simplify Cloud Security with Red Hat And AWS

As cloud adoption grows, security continues to be a leading concern for organizations of all sizes. In fact, 79% of organizations cite security as a top cloud challenge. This concern is with good reason—45% of breaches in 2022 occurred in the cloud. To protect your business, you need the same level of security policy and access controls in the cloud that you have on-site in your datacenter.

This overview describes how using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® as your operating foundation across your datacenter and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environments helps you:

  • Detect and remediate vulnerabilities at scale with Red Hat Insights.
  • Ensure compliance with standards certification and built-in scanning and remediation.
  • Streamline security configuration and management with automation.

Download the overview to learn how Red Hat and AWS help create the consistency you need to maintain security and compliance.

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5 Surprising Benefits of Moving from Centos Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Some organizations think that using an unpaid, unsupported operating system is a way to save money. However, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® has a lower total cost of ownership over time. In this infographic, learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help you reduce costs, streamline migration, gain data insights, and enforce security—all while maintaining your preferred software, hardware, and cloud vendors.

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Benefits of Migrating from CentOS Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The CentOS Project will discontinue updates and releases of CentOS Linux® between 2021 and 2024. As a result, CentOS Linux users must migrate to a new operating system to continue receiving updates, patches, and new features. While implementing a new operating system may seem tedious, it also presents an opportunity to reassess your organization’s needs and choose a platform that will better support your business now and in the future.

A consistent, intelligent operating foundation for modern IT and enterprise hybrid cloud deployments, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux delivers optimal benefits for your organization. Because CentOS Linux is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux sources, you can continue to use many of the same techniques and elements while gaining more features, tools, support, and value.

Compared to organizations that use unpaid alternatives like CentOS Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux users experience:

  • 16% lower three-year cost of operations.
  • 32% more efficient IT infrastructure teams.
  • 35% faster development life cycles.
  • 81% less unplanned downtime.

Download the overview to get all the details.

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Speed Up Your NOC With Automation

This guide is designed for Network Operation Centers (NOC) who’d like to know how they can prevent a lot of “blindsides” and find better more efficient ways to detect, diagnose and act upon their daily network “events”. Download this White Paper by Network Operations Expert Rob Pavone for strategies and solutions on keeping up with your growing network, as new technology continues to be introduced at a faster rate.

Key Points:

  • How to implement efficient methods that help make your NOC a less stressful environment.
  • Ways to automate tasks and resolve issues on your network with speed (via Case Study) .
  • Automation support solutions for the NOC through: Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Performance and Capacity Management & Asset and Configuration Management.
  • What tools you should be using to support automation solutions for: Performance and Capacity Needs, Compliance Issues & Maintaining Consistency, Using Event Correlation for Events, Diagnose, Troubleshoot, Collect and Report & Using REST API: Auto-open, Populate Incidents.

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NMS Security Architecture Considerations & Approaches

This whitepaper by Principal Consultant of Neon Knight Consulting Anthony Kirkham covers how organizations can increasing the probability of detecting breaches using actionable guidance that will strengthen their Network Management’s security posture. Download the asset below.

Key Points:

  • How quick detection may be the difference between being able to respond quickly and effectively, or, incurring a severe business and reputational impact.
  • Practical guidance & solutions on securing Network Management systems and associated infrastructure.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Prevent Malware Delivery and Execution.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Limit the Extent of Cyber Security Incidents.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Recover Data and System Availability.
  • Tools & techniques can be used to provide high value in improving the security posture through Visibility.
  • Why Align with Zero Trust Architectures.

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A Primer in Root Cause Analysis

In this article I will attempt to outline a general process for troubleshooting network-related events, meaning those issues which directly impact the performance of a computer network or application resulting in a negative impact on user experience. While I will use FirstWave’s Solutions in the examples, these steps can be applied to any collection of NMS tools.

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BG Unified Delivers 100% Network Uptime to Clients Using FirstWave

The BG Unified Solutions team consists of experts in different technologies like security, voice, load balancers, WAN, WAN optimization, Cloud, and Cisco Technologies. As experts across different technologies, their focus is to provide competitive, affordable and Unified Solutions to our clients.

BG Unified is a business that is built upon their clients trusting in the services that are delivered, whether that is infrastructure, backup, email, database or platform as a service, Saurabh Sareen (Sunny), BG Unified Solutions Co-Founder and Managing Director, aims for, and delivers, 100% uptime to his clients.

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How to Detect, Diagnose, and Fix Issues with Network Bandwidth

Network bandwidth has always been a precious commodity and given our current circumstances with so many people working from home, many companies have not had the bandwidth they need in the right places. This E-book will help you with some strategies on how to detect bandwidth issues, further diagnose those issues, and what actions you can take to relieve those bandwidth issues.

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An IT Managers Guide To Network Process Automation

This guide is designed for IT Managers looking to implement Network Process Automation in their organisation.

Key Points:

  • Focus on good operational practices.
  • Picking the right tasks.
  • Handling of common issues through automation.
  • Mapping out the automation process.
  • Time savings.
  • Checklist.

The guide discusses the best approach for change management and team buy-in, provides a methodology framework to use when considering the automation of a manual task in a network environment and the steps to take in order to identify an effective test case for your organization.

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Speed Up Your NOC With Automation

This guide is designed for Network Operation Centers (NOC) who’d like to know how they can prevent a lot of “blindsides” and find better more efficient ways to detect, diagnose and act upon their daily network “events”. Download this White Paper by Network Operations Expert Rob Pavone for strategies and solutions on keeping up with your growing network, as new technology continues to be introduced at a faster rate.

Key Points:

  • How to implement efficient methods that help make your NOC a less stressful environment.
  • Ways to automate tasks and resolve issues on your network with speed (via Case Study) .
  • Automation support solutions for the NOC through: Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Performance and Capacity Management & Asset and Configuration Management.
  • What tools you should be using to support automation solutions for: Performance and Capacity Needs, Compliance Issues & Maintaining Consistency, Using Event Correlation for Events, Diagnose, Troubleshoot, Collect and Report & Using REST API: Auto-open, Populate Incidents.

View Now

NMS Security Architecture Considerations & Approaches

This whitepaper by Principal Consultant of Neon Knight Consulting Anthony Kirkham covers how organizations can increasing the probability of detecting breaches using actionable guidance that will strengthen their Network Management’s security posture. Download the asset below.

Key Points:

  • How quick detection may be the difference between being able to respond quickly and effectively, or, incurring a severe business and reputational impact.
  • Practical guidance & solutions on securing Network Management systems and associated infrastructure.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Prevent Malware Delivery and Execution.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Limit the Extent of Cyber Security Incidents.
  • Mitigation Strategies to Recover Data and System Availability.
  • Tools & techniques can be used to provide high value in improving the security posture through Visibility.
  • Why Align with Zero Trust Architectures.

Get Whitepaper

A Primer in Root Cause Analysis

In this article I will attempt to outline a general process for troubleshooting network-related events, meaning those issues which directly impact the performance of a computer network or application resulting in a negative impact on user experience. While I will use FirstWave’s Solutions in the examples, these steps can be applied to any collection of NMS tools.

View Now