With CentOS 8 end of life (EOL) right around the corner, enterprises need to answer some critical questions: When will they migrate? Which CentOS alternative will they migrate to? If they don’t migrate, what are the risks? How will they source patches for emerging vulnerabilities?

About the Office Hours

If you’re one of the many enterprises looking for answers to these questions, don’t miss this recorded office hours discussion on CentOS 8 EOL – hosted by Rod Cope, Founder of OpenLogic and CTO at Perforce Software, and Javier Perez, Chief OSS Evangelist at Perforce.

During this recorded office hours session, Rod and Javier answer audience questions on CentOS 8 EOL, and discuss:

  • The state of CentOS, including details on CentOS Stream
  • The current end of life schedule and what to expect
  • Considerations for staying on CentOS
  • Available CentOS alternatives and other migration options
  • The risks of unsupported, EOL CentOS
  • And more

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Rod Cope

CTO, Perforce Software

As the founder of OpenLogic, and now CTO at Perforce Software, Rod Cope provides technical vision and architectural leadership for the company’s globally distributed teams. Rod has over 25 years of experience in software development that spans a number of industries, including telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, and manufacturing. Rod holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

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Javier Perez

Chief Evangelist - Open Source and Security, Perforce Software

Passionate about technology and open-source software, Javier is Chief Evangelist for Open Source and Security at Perforce Software. He is responsible for technical thought leadership and advocacy for the open-source and application security portfolios. 

Javier has been in the application development, open-source, cloud, app security, AI, SaaS, and mobile industries for 20+ years, and has had the opportunity to speak at industry events all over the world. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.