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.


IN THE NEWS:

Avoiding organizational indigestion through open leadership

Open organizations like Red Hat are perpetually brimming with ideas. Their emphasis on transparent communication, their preference for collaboration, and their insistence on working collaboratively across boundaries mean that opinions, perspectives, and innovative angles on tricky problems are never in short supply. They're never starved for good ideas.


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Aging like milk, not wine: The realities of container security

In many ways, age brings refinement. Wine, cheese, and, in some cases, people, all improve as they grow older. But in the world of enterprise IT, age has a different connotation. Aged systems and software, can bring irrelevance and technical debt and, at worst, increased security risks. With the rise of Linux containers as a functional underpinning to the digitally-transforming enterprise, the ill effects of technological age are front and center.


CHECK IT OUT:

Command Line Heroes: Season 2, Episode 2: Hello, World

This episode dives into the history of programming languages. We recognize the genius of “Amazing Grace,” also known as Rear Admiral Grace Hopper. It’s thanks to her that developers don’t need a PhD in mathematics to write their programs in machine code. We’re joined by Carol Willing of Project Jupyter, former Director of the Python Software Foundation, and Clive Thompson, a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and Wired who’s writing a book about how programmers think.


GOOD READ:

A certified sequel: SQL Server on Red Hat’s cloud-native technologies

Microsoft SQL Server delivered as a Red Hat certified container can be deployed across the hybrid cloud, from bare-metal to public cloud infrastructure, on Red Hat’s portfolio of cloud-native technologies. Enterprises want the right tools to meet their specific requirements, regardless of the vendors or communities backing those technologies. Red Hat and our partners stand ready to provide these solutions, regardless of IT footprint and workload.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Red Hat OpenShift Helps Make X by Orange’s Hardware-Free Vision of Business Communications Services a Reality

The shift to software-defined, and virtualized infrastructure changes how services can be created, provisioned and operated, and is altering the competitive dynamics of the industry. To keep ahead of the curve, the Orange Group decided to embrace this new approach, changing the technology it buys and how it operates infrastructure, in order to deliver services that are more competitive in the digital age.


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