Enterprise Application Platform Modernization with Commercial Linux

Applications are at the heart of modern enterprises and organizations must constantly evolve their application strategy to be successful in expanding their competitive differentiation. Their applications portfolio must be constantly infused with new generation applications that run in cloud environments, are delivered as micro-services, use open source technologies, and are increasingly platform (infrastructure) independent. For applications to be scalable and highly available, they need an underlying database management system like Microsoft SQL Server and a versatile operating system (OS) environment such as Linux®—as an ideal platform for consolidating applications and their respective data management stacks.


Nate Lager | Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat

Nate Lager is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at Red Hat. He’s been using Linux since Red Hat 5.0 and has taken his passion for communities, technology, and open source from a hobby to a career for more than 20 years. Nate is also a content creator. Whether through blogs, live streams, or podcasts, Nate has a passion for sharing his love of Linux and technology.

Greg Macatee | Senior Research Analyst, Infrastructure Software Platforms, IDC

Greg Macatee is a Senior Research Analyst within IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. His coverage area consists of a mix of server, storage, converged, and purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA) markets in the hardware space, besides contributing to a variety of IDC's Enterprise Infrastructure Trackers. He also covers storage software and operating systems, both on-site and in cloud environments, with a particular interest in the open source developer community.