IDG Contributor Network: Cloud helps Elon Musk further his audacious goals

There are some people whose vision of the future simply defy words. I would put Elon Musk firmly in the category – changing the world through a single initiative isn’t Musk’s style, rather, he wants to deliver his vision of the future across multiple areas. Space travel? Check. Hyper-efficient terrestrial transportation? Also check. Personal automobiles that challenge both existing business and technology models? Check. Solar power with new economics and scale? Also check. While many would question his political leanings, there is no denying that Musk is a genius.

I’ve never met Musk, but watching him speak it is obvious that this is one visionary who not only sees a “bigger picture” for the future of humanity, but he also deeply understands the technology constraints and opportunities that will deliver the future. Which is an inspiring thing to watch, but which also places huge challenges upon the individuals who need to deliver that work. By extension, it also pushes the boundaries of what existing technologies can do.

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IDG Contributor Network: Cloud helps Elon Musk further his audacious goals

There are some people whose vision of the future simply defy words. I would put Elon Musk firmly in the category – changing the world through a single initiative isn’t Musk’s style, rather, he wants to deliver his vision of the future across multiple areas. Space travel? Check. Hyper-efficient terrestrial transportation? Also check. Personal automobiles that challenge both existing business and technology models? Check. Solar power with new economics and scale? Also check. While many would question his political leanings, there is no denying that Musk is a genius.

I’ve never met Musk, but watching him speak it is obvious that this is one visionary who not only sees a “bigger picture” for the future of humanity, but he also deeply understands the technology constraints and opportunities that will deliver the future. Which is an inspiring thing to watch, but which also places huge challenges upon the individuals who need to deliver that work. By extension, it also pushes the boundaries of what existing technologies can do.

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Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives.

The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $ 100 million.

Red Hat declined to provide further details.

Ansible offers modular enterprise-grade software for automating apps, systems and cloud resources. The North Carolina company’s open-source software is one of the most popular open-source automation projects on GitHub, with nearly 1,200 contributors. It won an InfoWorld Bossie Award this year for best open-source data-center and cloud software.

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Red Hat dives further into DevOps with Ansible buy

Red Hat will acquire IT automation software provider Ansible in a bid to bolster the tools it can offer enterprises for managing hybrid cloud environments through DevOps and other initiatives.

The deal is expected to close this month. Terms were not disclosed, but at least one report suggests a purchase price above $ 100 million.

Red Hat declined to provide further details.

Ansible offers modular enterprise-grade software for automating apps, systems and cloud resources. The North Carolina company’s open-source software is one of the most popular open-source automation projects on GitHub, with nearly 1,200 contributors.

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