Red Hat collabs with Stranger Things visual effects studio

Red hat collaborates with Stranger Things visual effects studio and releases Red Hat Device Edge

Red Hat has announced that is working with DNEG, the visual effects studio behind Stranger Things and Oppenheimer, while also making its Red Hat Device Edge generally available. 

DNEG will use Red Hat Openshift as a global platform to speed up software innovation and improve artist productivity for competitive differentiation. The software will enable DNEG to have visibility into application usage so that it can streamline the creative process of asset design for artists.

Red Hat OpenShift Pipelines and Red Hat OpenShift GitOps will also help DNEG create advanced workflows for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) using the industry’s best practices. 

DNEG will also be able to take advantage of other Red Hat features such as its Openshift in-built security features. This will enable DNEG to control its trusted sources of content, testing and deployments, to defend applications from attacks and vulnerabilities in all layers of the platform and to extend secure services through standard interfaces and APIs. 

Jo Hodgson, country manager, UK, Red Hat, said: “DNEG came to Red Hat with a clear vision: to find architectural efficiencies, improve the developer experience and gain agility in the management of its work. We have the privilege of collaborating continuously and iteratively with DNEG’s passionate and committed team to build a cloud-native foundation for innovation that delivers ongoing business value.”

In other Red Hat news, its Red Hat Device Edge has become generally available. It is a  platform designed for resource-constrained environments which require small form factor compute at the device edge, including Internet of Things (IoT) gateways, industrial controllers, smart displays, point-of-sales terminals, vending machines, robots and more.

Red Hat Device Edge is set to provide its customers with a minimal footprint that supports the deployment of workloads in resource-constrained devices in challenging environments by preserving system resources. It is also dubbed a more consistent operational experience at the edge using the same tools and processes used in centralized environments.

The software promises to supply greater workload flexibility as well as simplified deployment at scale with automation, meaning it is easier to oversee hundreds or thousands of devices across heterogeneous hardware and software environments.

Francis Chow, vice president and general manager, Red Hat in-vehicle operating system and edge, Red Hat, said: “Red Hat Device Edge is community tested and ecosystem verified, built to extend Red Hat’s hybrid cloud solutions all the way out to our customer and partners’ furthest and most hard to reach edge use cases.

“With the inclusion of Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat Device Edge offers organizations tools for consistent and dependable automation from sea to space and everywhere in between.”