Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Never a dull moment with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

At the beginning of this year, Markian started working as a Linux engineer at Piros. “I think it’s a very exciting product,” he says. “Piros gives me every opportunity to immerse myself in the subject matter and at the same time build up practical experience.” Discover his view of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Markian studied multimedia and creative technologies at the Erasmus University College in Brussels. His bachelor thesis included a mixed-reality application — based on a HoloLens — in motorsport. “I’ve always been interested in how IT works,” says Markian. “I was always busy with all kinds of software at home. I learned how to set up VPNs, immersed myself in virtualization, and so on.” After a Cisco Systems network technology course, a fellow student and friend introduced Markian to Piros. “I was allowed to apply, and voilà, that’s how I ended up here.”

At Piros, Markian primarily focuses on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). “After an initial introduction, I’m now taking an advanced course.” At the same time, Markian also uses Fedora. “I run it on my laptop,” he says. “What I learn during the training, I can also try out on my own device.” Fedora is the continuation of the non-commercial distribution of Red Hat Linux. While Red Hat focuses exclusively on the business market with Enterprise Linux, the open source community provides a variant for home users via Fedora.

Nothing but benefits

“The principle of open source fascinates me enormously,” Markian explains. “I can make changes directly in the command line, carry out provisioning, make remote changes. You can work with it in a modular way. The possibilities are endless. Of course, you need a certain level of basic knowledge to get started, but once you’ve mastered the basics you can really do a lot with it. I only see advantages in it.”

At Piros, Markian supports a company that develops applications for managing solar and wind farms. The company uses different kinds of Linux Operating Systems and is now building up the necessary expertise step by step. “At the same time, my training is ongoing. Together we keep making progress, and I keep learning how to perform new interventions in practice.”

Always something new

Markian is particularly excited by Red Hat’s rapid release pattern. “Things are moving forward really fast,” he says. “A completely new version of RHEL is released every two to three years anyway. But in between there are regular smaller releases, which ensures a continuous stream of new features. In addition, new features are always available in Fedora. That makes it a really exciting world to work in.”

Markian seized the opportunity to work at Piros with both hands. “Initially, I want to get serious about Red Hat,” he says. “It’s my ambition to get the certificates for Red Hat Administrator 1 and 2. After that, I’d like to focus on Red Hat OpenShift. By then I may be able to take on new challenges and work on projects at other Piros customers. I’m convinced that I’ll experience great things here at Piros.”

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