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The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


RECOMMENDED READING:

The State of Enterprise Open Source

In a blinded survey, Red Hat asked IT leaders worldwide how they are using supported open source, what they’re planning for emerging technologies, and whether contributing to open source matters to them. Read the 2021 State of Enterprise Open Source report.

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CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Schwarz Group Improves Delivery Time for Innovative Digital Services with Red Hat

Schwarz Group, one of the world's largest retailers based on revenue, adopted Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to centrally control and manage 12,500 retail outlets. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform supports an automation framework that allows Schwarz Group to roll-out new stores quickly and deliver digital services globally, while simultaneously supporting local markets through decentralised management.

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IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Adds Common Criteria Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat has further strengthened Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a platform of choice for users requiring more secure computing, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 achieving Common Criteria Certification. The first major security certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, this validation emphasizes Red Hat’s commitment to supporting customers that use the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform for critical workloads in classified and sensitive deployments.

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GOOD READ:

An IT executive's guide to automation

IT executives need more than a tool to get their company where it needs to be. They need a long-term strategy—and a true automation platform—that contributes to the organization’s overall digital transformation. Explore an IT executive’s role in adopting and growing an automation solution for success—connecting technology, processes, and teams to deliver more business value.

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CHECK IT OUT:

VentureBeat - Why data gravity won't stop the move to multicloud

Data gravity—the notion that data amassed in one particular cloud exerts a gravitational pull on the apps and services that orbit around it—doesn’t have to stymie an organization from adopting a multicloud or hybrid-cloud strategy. In fact, the opposite is true. Red Hat's Brent Compton explains why..

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