Red Hat, Inc, has announced that Clara Conti has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager of Public Sector.
Conti brings more than 20 years of technology leadership including experience in strategic planning and execution, pipeline development, customer acquisition and retention policy implementation, operational and financial risk management, as well as consolidations and integration. She was previously general manager of Presidio Government Solutions and has held positions at IBM and Aurora Technology Solutions.
Red Hat has also announced Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government as a public preview. Delivering the Kubernetes platform as a jointly-managed and supported cloud service, Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for U.S. Government bringsRed Hat OpenShift and Azure to government agencies on a dedicated cloud with the intention to address crucial compliance and security regulations for highly-sensitive workloads at general availability.
The extended service delivers new features and capabilities tailored to meet the information security requirements of sensitive workloads, including:
- Egress Lockdown, scheduled to be available in the coming weeks, will require mandatory cluster resources to be accessed via the private link service, removing the need for traffic to exit the cluster.
- Compute Isolation for isolating virtual machines (VMs) handling sensitive workloads to meet compliance and regulatory requirements. This feature provides for only a single VM to be running on a specific server instance and makes Compute Isolation worker nodes available for customers to deploy directly on their Azure environment.
- Spot nodes, enabling customers to buy unused Azure capacity at a discounted rate. With this release, customers can take advantage of the reduced costs by having spot instance worker nodes.
- L seriesVMs, VMs optimized for storage-intensive workloads, are also now available to be used as worker nodes.