Scott McCarty

At Red Hat, Scott McCarty helps to educate IT professionals, customers, and partners on all aspects of Linux containers, from organizational transformation to technical implementation, and works to advance Red Hat's go-to-market strategy around containers and related technologies. He also liaises with engineering teams, both at the product and upstream project level, to help drive innovation by using feedback from Red Hat customers and partners as drivers to enhance and tailor container features and capabilities for the real world of enterprise IT.

Scott is a social media start-up veteran, an e-commerce old timer, and a weathered government research technologist, with experience across a variety of companies and organizations, from seven person startups to 8,000 employee technology companies. This has culminated in a unique perspective on open source software development, delivery, and maintenance.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Scott McCarty and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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What you need to know (now) about container standards

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Containers started with technical people, so many of the benefits are known instinctively by users. But if you are new to containers, these benefits might not be obvious.

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